Woodland Crafts Events Management – a bit about us
Although Woodland Crafts Events Management has been around for many years (Paul organised his first event in 1992), we still take every event, every customer and every exhibitor as seriously as we did at the beginning. Without customers and exhibitors, we know we don’t have anything so our thanks go out to everyone.
Paul and Lynn both have a background as exhibitors, both as makers and as retailers. This helps us to understand the needs of the customers and the exhibitors so that we can provide enjoyable and successful events for everyone. As well as our long experience in the events industry, we also share a background in industry including financial services and marketing so we do understand the needs of business and the importance of professional presentation and standards.
Although we now have a great team around us to help with the events, we’re both still very much “hands-on” at every event. We make sure that every customer and every exhibitor can always talk to us personally.
When we’re not in the office or at an event, Lynn is often busy with her family or making fantastic fudge which we sell at all our events. Paul can often be found in his workshop, covered in sawdust, or involved at the Peter Ashley Activity Centres Trust, Fort Purbrook, where he is a member of the board of trustees.
Paul speaks Spanish and French and is always practicing to improve his fluency. It’s a great help at some of the events where we welcome international exhibitors and it’s a good excuse for extra foreign holidays!
Woodland Crafts Events Management – a bit about the business
Woodland Crafts Events Management are well-established organisers of high quality events. Now in our twenty-sixth year, with over 600 events behind us, we are dedicated to offering visitors, customers and exhibitors the chance to be involved in a wide range of Craft Shows, Christmas Markets, Craft and Design Markets, Country Shows, Craft Marquees, Garden Events, Town Centre Events and Shopping Centre Promotions. As well as running our own events, we have also worked with many town and city councils to provide vibrant events in town centre situations. Our Craft Shows have been popular attractions in many places in the south and our craft marquees have been included in various major shows. We are always pleased to talk to town centre managers, B.I.D. managers and shopping centre event co-ordinators about ideas they have so you may find us in your town! Look out for our events and please come and join us.
Please have a look at our calendar of confirmed events for 2018 and come and see us wherever you can. We are always considering possibilities for extra events so please check back once in a while and see what we’ve added to the diary! As well as the events we run throughout the year, we organise top-quality Christmas Markets and we’re always looking for more busy locations, so look out for news of new ventures.
At all our events our main aim is to give our visitors a fantastic entertaining day out as well as the chance to see and buy some amazing and unique products. Our exhibitors and traders are subject to strict guidelines, so you can buy from them with confidence, knowing that we have your interests at heart. If you need to contact any of our exhibitors after an event, just call us or email us. Please let us know if you have any questions or if we can help in any way.
Our events include Craft Shows in wonderful venues including the historic Lancing College in West Sussex and the imposing Fort Purbrook near Portsmouth in Hampshire. You may have seen our Craft Marquees recently at large events such as “Wings and Wheels” at Dunsfold. Craft Markets and Garden Events are a popular feature of our events calendar and you may have seen our distinctive stalls in pedestrianised precincts in many town centres over the years. Frequently working in association with Town Centre Management teams, B.I.D. managers and local authorities, we bring a bright and exciting addition to the high street scene. Our Craft and Garden Market in Chichester is a bright and vibrant burst of colour and activity in Chichester city centre and our Chichester Christmas Market brings huge crowds and a wonderful atmosphere to this lovely historic city too. As the winter sets in, thoughts always turn to Christmas Markets. We’re working on some fantastic new festive events so look out for news of venues and you may find our smart festive stalls in your own town or city centre streets. You’ll find everything you need to complete your Christmas shopping! Our indoor exhibition display stands have frequently been in pride of place in many prestigious shopping centres. A few years ago, we decided to cut back on our shopping centre promotions in order to concentrate on other events but we are always ready to consider suggestions from respected centres so you may find us in your local centre with some top quality, individual crafts on show. Please take a few moments to browse our web site and discover for yourself, the fabulous events and days out which we organise. Thanks again for your interest. We hope to see you soon.
Are you an exhibitor, thinking about exhibiting at one of our events?
Why not visit our Information for Exhibitors page for more information?
Are you considering hosting events at your venue or town centre?
We always welcome enquiries.
Are you interested in sponsorship opportunities?
Our events offer a great chance to showcase your business. We consider sponsorship arrangements with reputable and honest businesses so if you would like to see your name given pride of place, do get in touch.
We are also pleased to support a small number of selected reputable, registered charities so enquiries from fund-raisers are welcome.
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