The sun shone brightly on PG Live’s second day

Multiples, indies and overseas distributors were so impressed by the amazing array of new card designs that were on show at PG Live, which took place over the last two days.

Paperchase, John Lewis, Scribbler, Clintons, Sainsbury’s, Tesco, Next, Waterstones, Oliver Bonas, Squires, Waitrose, WHSmith, Card Factory, Dobbies, Cards Galore, Amazon, House of Fraser, TKMaxx, McColls, Squires, Dobbies and Ocado were among the leading retailing brands that flocked to the show along with a whole host of independent retailers from right across the spectrum.

Commenting, John Lewis’ buyer Lisa Rutherford said: “I always love this show, it is really spirited. We have seen every single one of the 280 stands and are so impressed with the creativity out there.”

First time PG Live visitor, Fiona and Victoria Robinson of Wishes in Cockermouth had nothing but praise for the show. “We love it as it is cards, cards, cards. As we eat, sleep, dream cards, PG Live celebrates everything we love.”

There was a record number of overseas visitors to the show, who travelled from all over the world to come to PG Live. Belinda Simson, director of Simson Cards in Melbourne, Australia said it was well worth the trip.

“It has been well worth the journey! We came with a clear idea of what we wanted to find – and the show has more then exceeded our expectations. As well as consolidating our friendships with the publishers we currently work with we have found at least four newbies that we are hoping to work with.”

PG Buzz shares a few snapshots from yesterday (June 7) at the show. Next year the exhibition will take place June 5 and June 6, again at the Business Design Centre, London.

Ladder Clubbies gathered to pay tribute to Lynn Tait.
Ladder Clubbies gathered to pay tribute to Lynn Tait.
Cath and Rosie Tate celebrate 35 years on the Cath Tate stand
Cath and Rosie Tate celebrate 35 years on the Cath Tate stand
Lagom Design celebrated its 10th anniversary at the show in lots of ways! (Right-left) Lagom's Kelly Hyatt, Paula Mearns, Holly Northcott, Howard Gregory (agent) and Shivraj Idoine.
Lagom Design celebrated its 10th anniversary at the show. (Right-left) Lagom’s Kelly Hyatt, Paula Mearns, Holly Northcott, Howard Gregory (agent) and Shivraj Idoine.
Lagom celebrated its 10th anniversary by sponsoring the lunch room.
Lagom decorated the lunch room.
Graeme Airth (of Curiousity Killed the Cat) entertained at lunch
Graeme Airth (of Curiousity Killed the Cat) entertained at lunch
Andrew Davis from LS20 Letterpress Studios and Gale Astley from Progressive make the draw for the winner of the Betty's hamper.
Andrew Davis from LS20 Letterpress Studios and Gale Astley from Progressive make the draw for the winner of the Betty’s hamper.
Belinda and Jes Simson (centre) from Simson Cards in Melbourne, Australia with PG's Jakki Brown and Warren Lomax.
Belinda and Jes Simson (centre) from Simson Cards in Melbourne, Australia with PG’s Jakki Brown and Warren Lomax.
Rebecca Couch from Raspberry Blossom shows of her new branding at PG Live
Rebecca Couch from Raspberry Blossom shows off her new branding at PG Live
Early Bird's Heidi and Dom (left) Early were delighted to spend their Silver Ticket with Frankie Whistle!
Early Bird’s Heidi and Dom (left) Early were delighted to spend their Silver Ticket with Frankie Whistle!
(Right-left) Clear Creations' Tanya Darling and Vicki Pryor toasted the company's 10th anniversary with fellow neighbouring exhibitors Simon Wadsworth (Wraptious), Hannah Malekzad and Chris Bryan (both from Second Nature).
(Right-left) Clear Creations’ Tanya Darling and Vicki Pryor toasted the company’s 10th anniversary with fellow neighbouring exhibitors Simon Wadsworth (Wraptious), Hannah Malekzad and Chris Bryan (both from Second Nature).
Sainsbury's Carly Pearson (far left) and Naomi Boards with Amanda Scrivener (second left) and Claire Cheng (both of UKG) enjoying some bubbles at the Wall of Fame at the show.
Sainsbury’s Carly Pearson (far left) and Naomi Boards (far right)  with Amanda Scrivener (second left) and Claire Cheng (both of UKG) enjoying some bubbles at the Wall of Fame at the show.

 

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