With its inaugural event on the horizon on 13th & 14th May, the Midlandâ€™s newest wool and yarn event, Wool @ J13 is shaping up nicely, with no less than 40 established traders booked to exhibit in its main shopping marquee.
Now the team behind the event is planning to extend the shopping experience for visitors, with a special â€˜Saw The Here Firstâ€™ zone dedicated to wool and yarn-related businesses based in the Midlands that have only been established within the past 12 months. Ingrid Wagner, the Staffordshire-based wool artist who is the creative force behind the event, says:
â€œWe've had a fantastic response from exhibitors for the show, with the shopping marquee fully booked with some great established traders. However, due to a number of enquiries from recent start-ups looking for more affordable stand options, we're launching a second round of applications to help give new Midlands based wool and yarn businesses a boost. Â
â€œAs a regular exhibitor at wool shows up and down the country I know what an important part of my business these events are, not only in terms of sales but raising awareness. I also understand how costs may be prohibitive to new businesses as above and beyond the stand fee you have extras like transport, accommodation and also stock. With this in mind, we're keen to support those with the courage to take the leap & make a living doing what they love, so we're adding a new "Saw Them Here First" zone to the shopping area of Wool@J13.â€
The opportunity is open to businesses that have been operating for under 12 months and are based within 50 miles of J13 of the M6, where the event will take place amid 600 rolling acres of Staffordshire farmland. With reduced prices on stands and also the opportunity to share with other start-up businesses, it represents a great opportunity to build brands in the Midlands and a useful introduction to exhibiting without having to travel too far.
Applications are now open, and will close on Tuesday, 31st January 2017. Interested parties should email
firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0771 703 6213. For more information on Wool @ J13, visit
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