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4 Heatons Traders Association – A Gift Shop Hub Interview

4 Heatons Traders Association

Today Gift Shop Hub talks to The 4 Heatons Traders Association, or 4HTA for short. The purpose of the 4HTA is summed up in it’s mission statement:“To make the Heatons, a better place, to live, work and prosper”. Any business based in the SK4 post code area, which covers the villages of Heaton Mersey, Heaton Moor, Heaton Norris […]

Photography Tips With Richard Jackson

Greeting Card Photography by Richard Jackson

Richard Jackson is a product and still life photographer based in Scarborough, North Yorkshire. Working with artists, designers and craftspeople Richard creates photography with design at its heart. Exploring the ideas and styles behind his clients work to produce images that really tell a story. He chooses props, carefully crafts the lighting, select surfaces, and backdrops to […]

Cool by Association – The Power of Business & Community Associations

Cudworth Doodle Map

The Internet is a wonderful tool but can be scary if you don’t know how to make the best use of it. In today’s blog post Chris Fox the digital media manager of Wishes of Cudworth looks at how joining a business or community association can benefit your shop. This article was originally published in […]

The Greeting Card Association

Sharon Little from the GCA at Top Drawer

The GCA is the trade association for the greeting card industry, a great community of card publishers, retailers and specialist suppliers. Gift Shop Hub spoke to Sharon Little who is the CEO for the Greeting Card Association. Hi Sharon, let’s start with finding out about the GCA… The Greeting Card Association is a not for profit membership […]

5 Great Art & Shopping Trails

First let’s start with explaining this post’s title. Just what are “5 Great Art & Shopping Trails”? It’s ok, Gift Shop Hub is here to help. We’re the ultimate retail resource of useful and not so useful facts after all. Below we’ll be exploring 5 retail trails. And exploring really is the key word here. […]

Mintcake Mine – Kendal Mint Cake & Greeting Card Specialists

Gift Shop Hub is back with our next Berni Parker Designs Shop of the Month winner. Today’s featured shop is Mintcake Mine, the only shop in the world that specialises in Kendal Mint Cake but they also sell other local gifts such as fudge, traditional sweets, biscuits, preserves soft toys (lots of sheep) and have […]

Kate Morgan – An Interview with Illustrator Kate

Kate Morgan is an illustrator who also run workshops for all ages. When asked to describe her work Kate said “I would say that my illustrations are colourful, friendly, detailed with a story usually attached. I have quite a range of themes too. I like to illustrate real places in Yorkshire, landmarks in Sheffield and […]

Ros Brown – A Gift Shop Hub Artist Interview

Ros Brown is a talented artist who specialises in hand painted original portraits of people, pets, cars and wildlife. Available as limited edition prints, greeting cards or a personalised commissioned portrait of your own pet, person, car or favourite wild-life animal. Gift Shop Hub spoke to Ros about her life and work… Describe your average […]

Buy the Light – Berni Parker Designs Shop Of The Month

Gift Shop Hub has teamed up with Berni Parker Designs for our third article featuring their recent Shop of the month competition winners. Today’s winner is Buy the Light which is based in Bury St Edmunds in Suffolk. Bury St Edmunds is a lovely old market town with a Cathedral, a ruined Abby. The town has a produce market […]