Summing up the Spring Fair

Having returned from Giving and Living last month we set out to the Spring Fair up in Birmingham with a positive attitude. As always the trade show never failed to impress and we had a blast! We came away having met up with lots of old faces and inviting new friends onto the stand too. Fortunately, we had a very eye-catching stand so we do tend to catch the wandering eye!

The Spring Fair isn’t only about getting your brand out in front of so many eyes but building a good working relationship with new retailers (and sneaking in a quick game of cricket). Country store, La Di Da in Andover and The Henge Shop were both very enthusiastic about the maps and ordered that very same day! If you’re local to the area or heading there on holiday do pop in to La Di Da or The Henge Shop to pick up a local area walking map of the area.

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Not to forget our regulars! It was great to see Malvern TIC on our stand who reminded us that we had promised them a Worcestershire Way Zigzag, long distance footpath series map. I am sure they will be glad to hear that we have created the map and a copy will be winging its way to them the beginning of next week 🙂 As we tell all our retailers, if you want to stock it we’ll make it and the minimum is just 10 maps. After all if we don’t believe in our retailers why should we ask anyone else to?

Everyone who came onto the stand during Spring Fair 2016 was entered into a draw to win a brand new site-centred canvas map. The Old Electric Shop was drawn as the winner and will be receiving their map shortly 🙂 Based in Hay on Wye they have a wonderful shop with a lovely vegetarian cafe and an event space too. You can follow them here.

Our Yellow Atlas is also a finalist in the accessories category of the UK Outdoor Industry Awards. There are only two days left until online voting closes so please do vote! All voters have the chance of winning a finalist product so it’s worth a shot.

If you’re a long distance walker our Yellow Atlas is by far our best product, with the best coverage at a bargain price. Take for example our Brecon Beacons atlas, it covers the entirety of the Beacon Way at 1:40000 for £11.99. 

So please vote here and be in with the possibility of winning a free sample! 🙂


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