An exciting new chapter for UK’s leading furniture and furnishings events.
Clarion Events is pleased to announce that it has acquired January Furniture Shows Ltd, the organisation behind the successful furniture shows in the NEC and Manchester.
The partnership secures the long term future of the events by bringing together the deep market knowledge and relationships of the founders Laraine Janes and Theresa Raymond, with Clarion’s resources and marketing expertise in delivering world class retail B2B events.
Laraine and Theresa have been involved with furniture fairs for more than 30 years and will continue to run the events with the support of their highly regarded team.
Laraine commented “We are delighted to become part of Clarion and we see the partnership, with such a well-respected organiser, as a very positive step for the furniture industry.”
“Clarion have a real understanding of the retail and furniture market and how our events work, their impressive series of B2B retail buying events play a crucial role in the retail supply chain, including Home & Gift, Harrogate and Top Drawer. Clarion’s forward-thinking leadership, proven experience and extensive resources will allow us to maximise the potential of both shows. ”
Neil Gaisford, Managing Director – Retail Division, Clarion Events said “This is an exciting acquisition for Clarion, bringing together the market leading furniture events and Clarion’s resources, expertise and successful retail B2B shows. Laraine and Theresa have built up a strong business and we are looking forward to a successful collaboration to serve the UK’s furniture industry.’’