2020 edition of gift and homewares show had been due to take place from July 19-22.
Home & Gift Harrogate has confirmed that this year’s event – which was due to take place from July 19-22 – has now been postponed to 2021.
A statement from show director, Kelly Grant, said: “Like many of you, all of us are devastated by the requirement to postpone Home & Gift for the first time in its 60-year history.
“Our absolute priority is to safeguard the health and welfare of all those involved in our events and, therefore, we acknowledge that this postponement is a necessity, given both the material and ongoing disruption caused by the current pandemic and the latest public health and government directions.”
The 2021 edition – which will run from July 18-21 – will now celebrate the 60th anniversary of Home & Gift, giving the associated industries and communities an opportunity to come together in better times.
The show will combine the features which had been planned for this year – including the 60th anniversary party – with the 2021 edition’s enhanced ShopTalk speaker programme, new sectors and more key brands and buyers.
Kelly continued: “We would like to thank you for your understanding of this difficult decision in unprecedented times and for your support through these unique and unquestionably challenging circumstances. It is your passion and goodwill that has shaped our event over the years, and will continue to do so.
“We would, finally, like to take this opportunity to once again thank you for your loyalty and support and to wish you continued safety and wellness.”