Who are we?
Meet the team behind Beautiful British Designs.
WHAT IS BEAUTIFUL BRITISH DESIGNS ALL ABOUT?
Catherine Conway and Janet O’Brien are the founders of Beautiful British Designs, an ALTERNATIVE TRADE SHOW aimed at helping independent retail shops find amazing new products that have been designed by incredible designer’s right here in the UK.
They originally set up and ran their own sales office which specialised in working with small creative businesses, and for over 10 years helped a small number of designers to sell their products into retail outlets all over the UK. However in response to feedback from shops consistently asking them who else they worked for and if they could show them anything new, Cathy and Janet eventually flipped their business and began approaching it from an alternative angle.
Beautiful British Designs launched their Trade Directory in 2017 and now help Independent Retail Shops throughout the UK find new and varied high quality products.
HOW CAN WE HELP THE RETAILER?
Retailers can browse the trade directory FREE OF CHARGE and find examples of products and ranges available from a variety of UK Designers from the comfort of their shop. Shops can then contact the Designer directly from our website and ask for pricing and further information.
HOW CAN WE HELP THE DESIGNER?
Designers are able to showcase a sample range of their products alongside other high quality designers just as you would at a trade show but without having to spend thousands of pounds to do so. Beautiful British Designs then work tirelessly behind the scenes introducing shops to our Directory as well as promoting your products on social media and via newsletters to our members.