COVID-19: An update from Top Drawer


“For almost 40 years Top Drawer has been a place for like-minded buyers and brands to meet, share and truly connect. COVID-19 presents us with one of the greatest challenges that the majority of us have seen, but there is no doubt that our creative community, always adapting to its customer needs, will once more show its resilience. We recognise that this is a very challenging time for most of you and are here to offer as much support as possible.” says Show Director, Alejandra Campos. 


Campos continues, “Our commitment is to provide our industry with the resources and information required to keep looking ahead and maintain our community’s engagement with one another, whether that is sharing inspiring brand stories, exciting new products, expert advice or, simply, providing a welcome distraction. 


The Top Drawer team are here to help. If there is any information needed to navigate the next few months, we invite our customers to get in touch and we will do our best to assist them. We thank all our visitors, exhibitors and suppliers for their continued support.” 





Dobbies Garden Centres announce closure


Dobbies Garden Centres has today announced (Wednesday 25th March 2020) that they would temporarily close with immediate effect.


Woodcote Green Garden Centre, owned by Dobbies but run separately, made the decision to close the garden centre after closing last night but is keeping their Farm Shop open to serve their local community.


Home and Gift 2020 set to run as planned


Home & Gift Harrogate has been a key date in the retail calendar for 60 years, bringing the retail industry together and allowing buyers and brands to meet, share and do business. 


Clarion Events, the organisers behind Home & Gift, today confirm that he 2020 edition of the show is set to continue as planned on 19-22 July, offering an opportunity to bring the industry back together at a critical time.


Kelly Grant, Show Director explains, “Over the show’s history the retail industry has  weathered many storms, with the current COVID-19 outbreak undoubtedly one of the toughest, but it is together that the industry will persevere. We will of course continue to  monitor the situation closely and adhere to the advice of relevant authorities, with the  safety of our visitors, exhibitors, suppliers and staff being the number one priority. Now  more than ever, we want to ensure our valued community can get the most out of every  opportunity Home & Gift presents, and the entire team will be on-hand to help however possible.  If there are any decisions that need to be made, we will work through these with our customers and involve them every step of the way. 


We wanted to take this opportunity to thank our customers for their continued support.” 


Home & Gift 2020 will take place in Harrogate from 19-22 July, offering an all-inclusive  buying experience that mixes big name brands, exclusive new names and retail insight.  Registration is open now. For more information, please visit


WIDDOP acquires the license to Ice & Slice.

The design-led gift and home supplier has acquired a worldwide exclusive license to Gift of The Year’s Highly Commended Contemporary Gift finalist, Ice & Slice, patented by Nobilé Glassware.

This innovative new concept features oversized 690ml balloon Copa style Gin/Vodka glasses with ultra-realistic resin fruit moulded into the bowl. The range consists of lemon, lime, orange, strawberry, cherry, watermelon and ice cube designs. The lemon glass is already available with the other designs due later in the year and other glassware shapes to follow.

Complete with a luxury gift box with cocktail recipes, Ice & Slice glasses make the perfect gift and statement piece.

Read more: WIDDOP acquires the license to Ice & Slice.