23 May 2024, 23:36
By Furniture News Mar 17, 2022

All points north

Scotland’s buyers and sellers are set to come together at Northpoint, which returns to the Highland Hall at the Royal Highland Centre, Edinburgh, from 3rd-5th April.

With a wealth of exhibitors confirmed for this year’s event, the principal furniture and interiors event for the northern UK is looking stronger than ever. 

Indeed, the show’s exhibitors are very much looking forward to doing face-to-face business again in the welcoming surrounds of Highland Hall. Gavin Douglas, representing Core Products, comments: “After the success of the 2021 show I am doubling the size of my stand so that Core Products, the Scotland-based cabinet furniture manufacturer, can display more of its ranges than space has previously allowed.”

Peter Westbrook, representing Wiemann, says: “Wiemann are looking forward to seeing and discussing new product opportunities with new and existing retailer partners, rather than talking about lockdown restrictions and logistics headaches! We really look forward to the Northpoint show, especially as it will be the first show of 2022.”

John O’Hagan, the director of Value Mark Furniture, says: “We are delighted once again to support the Northpoint show. We will be introducing several new and exciting ranges for 2022.”

Buoyant Upholstery’s Stuart Gilchrist adds: “Buoyant are pleased to be exhibiting new models at Northpoint that have received a FSC Furniture Award, declaring our company as a sustainable furniture champion!”

Buyers are also looking forward to returning to the event. “The Northpoint show is the furniture exhibition with a personal touch, says Grampian Furnishers’ MD, Royce Clark. “I’ve been attending the Scottish show for many years, and Bob (Dymond, show organiser] and his team have done a tremendous job with what is now one of the main events in the furniture calendar.”

David Amery, bedroom buyer at Gillies, adds: “I’m looking forward to visiting the Scottish show. It’s a great opportunity to catch up with friends new and old, but also to spend time with suppliers to renegotiate and learn of their new products and aspirations for the year to come. It’s always a productive show, and well worth my time.”

Eric Davidson

The 40th SFRA President’s Dinner – sponsored by Value Mark Furniture – will be held on the Monday evening of the show at the Edinburgh Marriott Hotel, with entertainment courtesy of Eric Davidson. Eric started performing on the busy Scottish after-dinner circuit in 2003, and has since performed across the length and breadth of the UK, picking up several after-dinner speaking awards along the way and sharing top tables with major politicians, sporting greats and TV personalities.

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