For Exhibitors

About the GNCCF

Due to Covid 19, all fairs below are cancelled for the foreseeable future.

Further details will be posted on our website and social media channels when we resume normal operations.

 

Information about each fair are detailed below. 

GNCCF Manchester: 8-11 October 2020

****NEW VENUE FOR 2020 - VICTORIA BATHS***

The award-winning GNCCF is the foremost contemporary craft fair in the North with a national reputation in the sector. A much anticipated event in Manchester's cultural calendar, it features 150 of the best designer-makers in the UK and attracts 6000 visitors over the course of 4 days.

We are excited to announce that 2020 will see the GNCCF move to a new venue, Victoria Baths. Known as Manchester's Water Palace, no expense was spared on the building, when it opened to the public in 1906 and its beautiful glazed Victorian tiled walls, mosaic floors and decorative stained glass interior will be a stunning - and fitting - backdrop to the GNCCF. Victoria Baths is now one of Manchester's favourite heritage  attractions, and home to many arts and cultural events, including Manchester International Festival. It's also a popular film location including Peaky Blinders.  

The GNCCF will also feature artist demos and the Great Northern Graduate Showcase. There will be a cafe on site and tours of the building. 

GNCCF Manchester is a shell-scheme event of white plywood exhibition stands. There are various stand sizes available.

The venue is easily accessible, with free parking on site, and on surrounding roads, and a multi story car park is just a 3 min walk away. It is a five minute walk from Oxford Road, the busiest bus route in Europe. Access for unloading/breakdown is straightforward - exhibitors can park around the rear and side of the venue to unload, then move their cars to one of the nearby public car parks.  

There are hotels to cater for all budgets a short drive or bus ride away including the Chancellors Hotel.  The city centre is a 25 minute walk or 8 min bus ride away.

GNCCF Sheffield: 18-19 July 2020

GNCCF Sheffield returns to the Millennium Gallery in the city centre and is a partnership with Museums Sheffield.

It will feature approximately 75 exhibitors in a white plywood shell scheme show.

The venue is easily accessible, just a 3 min walk from Sheffield's main station, nearby tram stations and the main shopping centre. There are may car parks within a short walk. Access for unloading/breakdown is straightforward - exhibitors can park around the rear of the venue to unload, then move their cars to one of the nearby public car parks.  

There are many hotels to cater for all budgets within walking distance.

GNCCF Gateshead at  BALTIC: 30-31 May 2020

A new show for 2020, GNCCF Gateshead is a partnership with the renowned BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art on the south quayside of the River Tyne in Newcastle/Gateshead. This two day fair will feature 50 specially selected makers and will be a space only/table top event (table size 1800x700).  We welcome applications from all craft disciplines from across the UK, but especially makers from the region (North East, Yorkshire, Cumbria, The Borders, Northumberland and Scotland). 

 

 

Eligibility

We welcome applications from designers, makers and artists working in ceramics, jewellery, glass, basket-making, silver and metal smithing, book-making, paper, stationary, wood, plastics, mixed media, furniture, fashion textiles and accessories, fashion design, shoe design, millinery, interior textiles and home-wares, product design and print making. 

We do not accept painting, drawing, graphic design, photography or greeting card makers, nor do we accept hand-made candles or soaps and toiletries.

We are a not for profit organisation and offer subsidised stands for new makers who have been in business 3 years or less.

New for GNCCF Manchester 2020 will be 2x1 stands especially for new graduates in their first year of practice.

Applications must be from the designer-maker and work must not be mass produced. We do not accept imported goods, not made by yourself.

We welcome applications from both UK and international makers.

Interested in demonstrating your craft at one of our fairs?

We are also interested to hear from makers who would like to demonstrate their craft as well as sell.  Please complete this section of the on-line application form.

Little Northern Contemporary Craft Fair Sunday 6 December 2020, Altrincham Town Hall

When allocating space for the LNCCF, priority is given to those exhibitors who have been selected for our GNCCFs.  However we often have some space. If you would like to be considered please request an application form (there is no application fee) at ann-marie@greatnorthernevents.co.uk

 

Selection

All our fairs are selected shows. During the selection process all six of your images will be projected simultaneously onto a screen. The selection panel will decide which exhibitors are chosen for each show. The panel is made up of craft experts and changes annually.

There will be a reserve list of exhibitors, who will be contacted should additional space become available.

Applications for GNCCF Manchester, GNCCF Sheffield and GNCCF Gateshead are NOW open and close 8th March.  All applicants will be notified of the selection panel's decision by 31st March.

If you wish to be considered for the LNCCF or future shows please email your interest to ann-marie@greatnorthernevents.co.uk

 

Exhibiting fees

Details for all GNCCF Manchester, GNCCF Sheffield and GNCCF Gateshead are below - please scroll down to each show.  You can apply for more than one show.

GNCCF Manchester: 8-11 October 2020

Stand package costs listed below include:

  • white plywood exhibition stand (can drill and hang work from walls)
  • two spotlights for 2x1, 2x1.5 and 3x1 stands and additional spots per linear metre for larger stands
  • exhibitor profile inc 4 images and 40 word description on our website.
  • fascia board with your name
  • exhibitor profile with images on our social media platforms (facebook, twitter etc)
  • show promotion via our newsletter sent to over 10,000
  • promotion to members and Friends of Victoria Baths and via their social media
  • exhibitor storage area
  • 4 complimentary tickets to show and or Preview
  • 24 hr security
  • helpers for set up and breakdown
  • on site easy access temporary parking for set up and breakdown
  • extensive national and regional press and promotion campaign, with particular emphasis on maker profiles and images of work 
  • printed and digital promotional materials to send to your networks
  • exhibitor awards

2x1 new graduate/emerging maker stands (those in business less than one year) £225+VAT  (£270 inc VAT)

2x1 Participants of Craft Council Hothouse scheme: £300 +VAT (£360 inc VAT). Priority will be given to the last three cohorts.

2x1.5 new maker (in business 3yrs or less): £400+VAT  (£480 inc VAT)

2x1.5  established makers: £500+VAT (£600 inc VAT)

We also offer the following exhibition packages and whilst we will do our best to accommodate your request we cannot guarantee availability:

3x1 new maker (in business 3yrs or less): £400+VAT  (£480 inc VAT)

3x1 established makers: £500+VAT (£600 inc VAT)

3x1.5 new maker: £510+VAT( £612inc VAT)

3x1.5 established maker: £610+VAT (£732inc VAT)

4x1 new maker: £475+VAT (£570 inc VAT)

4x1 established maker: £575+VAT (£690 inc VAT)

4x1.5 new maker: £615+VAT (£738 inc VAT)

4x1.5 established maker: £715+VAT (£858 inc VAT)

Please select your preferred stand size from the drop down menu on the application form which details the above exhibtion packages and respective costs. 

Additional costs:

  • Electrical sockets, extra lighting can be ordered at an extra cost via the electrical contractors. Order before Sept 1st - Powerpoint costs £32; cost of extra spot light is £24. After this date cost for powerpoint is £40 and for spotlight £30. PAT testing costs £10 for first item and £5 for subequent items.
  • Furniture hire. Please note we do not supply tables, chairs or display furniture as part of the package. Plinths and shelving can be hired from the exhibition hire company at an extra cost. 

POP UP STUDIOS FOR MAKER DEMONSTRATIONS:

We are also interested to hear from makers who would like to demonstrate their craft as well as sell.  Please complete this section of the application form. Free extra space may apply at organiser's discretion.

DISCUSS

Discuss is a new exhibition within GNCCF Manchester where we give FREE space to mid career makers who are developing new work and wish to exhibit in Discuss to get audience feedback to help shape their work. It is an opportunity to discuss their practise, techniques and materials with show visitors and craft professionals. Makers can sell work from their stand but any work sold will be subject to a 30% commission to GNCCF. We are keen to hear from makers who are in receipt of an Arts Council Develop your Creative Practice (DYCP) grant. For further info regarding this grant see https://www.artscouncil.org.uk/DYCP.

Interested? Contact us with details of how you are developing your practise:

ann-marie@greatnorthernevents.co.uk

For GNCCF Sheffield: 18-19 July 2020

2x1 new maker ( in business 3yrs or less) £265+VAT (£318 inc VAT)

2x1 established makers £315+VAT (£378 inc VAT)

2x1.5 new maker £350+VAT (£420 inc VAT)

2x1.5 established maker £425+VAT (£510 inc VAT)

Total costs include:

  • white plywood exhibition stand (can drill and hang work from walls)
  • 2 spotlights
  • fascia board with your name
  • 4 images,40- 50 word description, email and website link on GNCCF website
  • exhibitor profile with images on our social media platforms ( facebook, twitter etc).  
  • show promotion via our newsletter sent to over 10,000
  • show promotion via Museums Sheffield/Millennium Gallery
  • exhibitor storage area
  • 4 complimentary tickets to show and or Preview
  • 24 hr security
  • helpers for set up and breakdown
  • on site easy access temporary parking for set up and breakdown
  • extensive national and regional press and promotion campaign, with particular emphasis on maker profiles and images of work
  • printed and digital promotional materials to send to your networks

Additional costs:

  • Electrical sockets, extra lighting (over and above the 2 spotlights provided as part of the package) can be ordered at an extra cost via the electrical contractors.  Powerpoint costs £32; cost of extra spot light is £24 if ordered by June 1st. After this date cost for powerpoint is £40 and for spotlight £30. PAT testing costs £10 for first item and £5 for subequent items.
  • Furniture hire. Please note we do not supply tables, chairs or display furniture as part of the package. Plinths and shelving can be hired from us or the exhibition hire company at an extra cost.

 

GNCCF Gateshead at BALTIC: 30-31 May 2020

A new show, GNCCF Gateshead is a partnership with the renowned BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art  on the south quayside of the River Tyne in Newcastle/Gateshead. This two day fair will feature 50 specially selected makers.  This will be a space only/table top event (table size 1800x700).  We welcome applications from all craft disciplines from across the UK, but especially makers from the region. 

Cost of space: 

New maker ( in business 3yrs or less)  £210 ( inc VAT)

Established makers £240 ( inc VAT). 

The package includes:

  • 4 images,40- 50 word description, email and website link on GNCCF website
  • promotion through our  social media platforms ( facebook, twitter etc). 
  • show promotion via our newsletter 
  • show promotion via The BALTIC including social media
  • exhibitor storage area
  • 24 hr security
  • helpers for set up and breakdown
  • on site easy access temporary parking for set up and breakdown
  • digital promotional materials to send to your networks

Tables can be hired at a cost of £10; chairs at a cost of £5 each. There is only overhead lighting so you may wish to bring your own lights but these MUST have been PAT tested.

Application Fees

For GNCCF Manchester : £15

For GNCCF Sheffield:      £10

For GNCCF Gateshead:      £5

You will be prompted to pay the application fee  on completion of the on line application when you will be redirected PayPal. The application form will not be submitted without this payment. This fee is non-refundable. It will go towards covering the administration costs for processing the applications and the selection procedure.

 

GNCCF Marketing

"Great exposure in the North.  The GNCCF is on a par with the London shows

"Brilliantly organised, thoroughly enjoyed the event, fab venue, great sales and fantastic social media exposure for my business"  

 

GNCCF are  popular highlight in the North's cultural calendar and are supported by Arts Council England North West through National Lottery Grant for the Arts.

MARKETING

GNCCF Manchester is advertised and promoted nationally, with a strong campaign in the North of England and a particular focus in Manchester and the North West.

This marketing campaign includes:

  • distribution of leaflets via Culture Calling, the region's premier arts listing and distribution agency to the region's major galleries, musuems and arts venues, universities, cafes and bars, city centre offices and selected door to door postcodes and city centre hand to hand)
  • display advertising in magazines
  • digital advertising
  • regional outdoor advertising
  • cross promotion with relevant groups, organisations and universities
  • extensive web based and e marketing campaign
  • promotion to our mailing list of 8000 subscribers
  • extensive social media promotion via facebook, twitter and instagram

The GNCCF has generated a PR value in excess of £425K over the last two years, with editorial in the Sunday Times, Observer, Mail on Sunday, Guardian Weekend, Independent, Living etc, Elle Decoration, Homes and Antiques, World of Interiors, House & Garden, Country Living, Art Quarterly, Selvedge, Craft, Ceramic Review, Craft & Design, Manchester Evening News, Yorkshire Post, Cheshire Life, Lancashire Living, BBC Radio Manchester, BBC Radio 2 Chris Evans Breakfast Show and Radio 4, Woman's Hour.

GNCCF Sheffield is promoted through

  • a leaflet distribution in  Sheffield and North Derbyshire regions
  • display ads in local publications on and offline
  • regional outdoor advertising
  • cross promotion with relevant groups, organisations and universities
  • extensive web based and e marketing campaign
  • promotion to our mailing list of 8000 subscribers
  • extensive social media promotion via facebook, twitter and instagram

GNCCF Gateshead is promoted through

  • a leaflet distribution in Newcastle/Gateshead and surrounding regions
  • display ads in local publications on and offline
  • cross promotion with relevant groups, organisations and universities
  • extensive web based and e marketing campaign
  • promotion to our mailing list of 8000 subscribers
  • extensive social media promotion/advertising via facebook, twitter and instagram

EXHIBITOR TESTIMONIAL

"Great exposure in the North.  The GNCCF is on a par with the London shows,"  Jane Dzisiewski, jeweller

"Nicest show I've been to. Organisers were friendly, well organised and competent, visitors were well informed and receptive and there was an excellent standard of exhibitors," Julia Linstead, glass-maker

"GNCCF has led to some great professional development opportunities for me, including a solo show at the prestigious Blackwell House in Cumbria,"  Emilie Taylor, ceramicist.

"I receive orders throughout the year from GNCCF customers,"  Emily Thatcher, Jeweller.

"The overall feel of the event was amazing - one of the  best I have attended.  The marketing is excellent and the demographic of the audience was spot on." Red Thumb Print Design, wood & furniture

"The GNCCF give me great exposure and positive brand association;  it's great to exhibit alongside exceptionally good talent;  and my business benefits from lots of gallery interest and follow up sales throughout the year," Vinegar & Brown Paper, glass ware.

"Good to be approached by lots of trade and gallery buyers  from across the UK at the GNCCF,"  Theo Wright, weaver and Crafts Council Hothouse participant.

"Big effect on work outside show; had 3 gallery enquiries and other retail offers and great networking with other makers," Lisa Slinn, ceramicist

"Great organisation, great volunteers to help with set up and breakdown ( invaluable when on your own!), my favourite show of the year, massive thanks," Homefront Vintage, textile designer

"The Facebook campaign was excellent and the show was very well advertised; constantly a good show for me," Chris Boland, jeweller

"Thank you for an amazing event! It was my first so I didn't really know what to expect, but what ever it was the fair exceeded all my expectations," Marina Bauguil, ceramicist

 

Application Guidelines

Applications for all our fairs open February 1st.

PLEASE READ THE GUIDELINES BELOW BEFORE APPLYING 

APPLICATION FORM GUIDELINES

The application form is for applying to the 13th edition of GNCCF Manchester,  the third edition of GNCCF Sheffield and new for 2020 GNCCF Gateshead at the BALTIC.

The application form must be completed in full and submitted on-line. If you wish to apply for more than one show you only need to complete the application form once. On completion of the form you will be directed to PayPal to process your application fee(s).  

When you click on apply now you will be asked to register with your name and email address. Once you have registered you will be directed to a link to the application form. Please note you will also receive this link by email.  If you complete the application form through the former registration link you do not need to click again on the link in the email. You will be notified on screen when your application and payment have been submitted. Please do not complete another form via the email if you have already completed the form on registering!

The form is simple to complete and you can save it and return to it at a later date - however we advise that you upload your images all in one go.  Image 1 MUST BE SQUARE and high res between 1-3MB. 

If you have problems uploading images check that each image is under 3MB in size and that they are labelled with the suffix .jpeg. or .jpg.

PLEASE REFER TO "IMAGES AND COYRIGHT SECTION" FOR FURTHER DETAILS REGARDING YOUR IMAGES BEFORE SELECTING AND UPLOADING YOUR IMAGES.

You will need the following information in order to complete the application form.

INFORMATION FOR ORGANISERS USE ONLY: (These will not be published)

Personal details: name and contact details.  Description of the work featured in your images, including dimension, retail price. 

WEBSITE PROFILE:

DESCRIPTION: You will need to write a max of 50 words to describe you and your work to be written in the third person ie. Ann-Marie is a ceramicist and works from her studio in Manchester.  You could include details of materials, techniques, inspiration, your background, where you work from, any importants awards or commissions . This will be published on the website so needs to be grammatically correct. People who engage with your story are more likely to buy from you.

PERSONAL DETAILS: Please state here the details you wish to be published on the website. Please think carefully about the following questions regarding your website profile:

Personal name or business name?

Best email address for customers?

Please note we no longer publish your address or mobile/landline.

Please note the details you submit in this part of the form are automatically uploaded onto the website, should you be selected, so it's very important this paragraph is grammatically correct - do check for typos and correct sentencing ie do not write it all in lower case.

SOCIAL MEDIA PROFILE:

DESCRIPTION: You will need to write a maximum of 15 words describing your work in the third person.

PERSONAL DETAILS: Please state here the email and website details you wish to be published. Again you need to think carefully regarding details of your  profile (see above). The organisers are not liable for any errors in either of your profiles so please check for typos.

LIST QUALIFICATIONS, SIGNIFICANT EXHIBITIONS & COMMISSIONS

In this section please state what qualifications/experience you have relating to your practice and any signicant achievements such as exhibitions or interesting commissions. Please also mention other fairs/shows you have been selected for.  It does not have to be a comprehensive list.  This section is to inform our selectors should they request the information, especially if they are not familiar with your work. 

Please also list here any interesting facts about you or your work, which may make a press story eg. change of career or unusual background or route into your craft.  We are particularly keen to hear from applicants who have stylish/quirky homes or studios or who have interesting collections of craft etc.  Think about what you like to read about and if you think you have a story that would be of interest to others, tell us.

EXHIBITION PACKAGES

These are listed by stand size in the drop down menu. Please refer here for Exhibition package costs.

Please select the package you would like. Should you be selected, we will get in touch with you if we are unable to offer you the stand size you have requested and offer you an alternative.  If you are selected and prefer to be on an end or near another exhibitor please contact us once you have accepted your space.

New maker rates are for those in business 3yrs or less. 

Hothouse stands are only available to participants of the Crafts Council Hothouse scheme from the past 3 years. 

New graduate stands are only for those in their first year of practise.

INTERESTED IN DEMONSTRATING?

We may have space for exhibitors who wish to demonstrate on their stands.  If this is of interest please state the skills you would demonstrate and any extra space you would need for equipment and proximity to utilities if required. Extra space will be given free of charge. Please note we cannot guarantee extra space to demonstrate.  Should you be selected for the GNCCF we will get in touch to discuss the possibility of demonstrating on your stand or at some other area of the show. 

DISCUSS EXHIBITION SPACE

Discuss is a new exhibition within GNCCF Manchester where we give FREE space to mid career makers who are developing new work and wish to exhibit in Discuss to get audience feedback to help shape their work. It is an opportunity to discuss their practise, techniques and materials with show visitors and craft professionals. Makers can sell work from their stand but any work sold will be subject to a 30% commission to GNCCF. We are keen to hear from makers who are in receipt of an Arts Council Develop your Creative Practice (DYCP) grant. For further info regarding this grant see https://www.artscouncil.org.uk/DYCP.

Interested? Contact us with details of how you are developing your practise:

ann-marie@greatnorthernevents.co.uk

INTERESTED IN HOSTING A WORKSHOP?

GNCCFLive is our outreach work which delivers high quality craft workshops led by GNCCF exhibitors to people from vulnerable and disadvatanged backgrounds living in Gorton, a very deprived area of Manchester. It is delivered in partnership with the charity The Oasis Centre, who run a drop in community centre. We are keen to hear from makers who may be interested in hosting a workshop.  Workshops should be no more than 1.5 hours and be aimed as if the participants are 8 years old. You will be paid for your time and materials.  As well as one off workshops, we are also will consider longer term and more ambitious projects delivered through consecutive workshops over a couple or more weeks. 

 

 

Images and Copyright

You will need to upload six images onto the online application form. Each image must be a maximum of 3MB. Should your images be larger than 3MB they will NOT upload. Image one should be square  (1000pixels x 1000pixels.) Digital images should be saved as a jpeg with the suffix (.jpeg) - please note images with the suffix .JPEG may not upload.

Image uploading can take a while depending on your broadband speed - do not refresh the page as this will stop the uploading process.

Please note we cannot accept TIF images.

Images should be of the work you intend to exhibit and be no more than 3 years old.

All images MUST be cleared for non-exclusive copyright so we can use them for publicity and promotion. (Please refer to the terms and conditions).

LABELLING YOUR IMAGES: it is very important you label you images as follows, otherwise we may not be able to use your images for press and publicity.

Image 1 MUST BE SQUARE

Image one will be the image published in the show catalogue and the main image on your website entry. it will also be used for press.

This image must be  square and 300 dpi and jpeg. Please label this image on your upload as YOURNAMEIM1.JPEG (You will need to save the image as this before uploading it).

Image 2

Will be the second image on your website entry and will also be used for press. This needs to be 300dpi jpeg and saved as YOURNAMEIM2.JPEG (You will need to save the image as this before uploading it).

For your image to be more likely used by journalists it is useful to have an image of work on a plain background so it can be "cut out". Lifestyle shots can also work well.

Images 3-6 are additional images for selection. Images 3-6 can be either 72 or 300 dpi but must be under 3mb jpegs. Please label all these images on your upload as YOURNAMEIM3/4/5/6.JPEG, again you will need to save your images as this before you upload. Please note should we wish to use images 2-6 for publicity we will contact you for higher res copies.

SOME TIPS FOR SUCCESSFUL IMAGES:

Is your image sharp and in focus? A poor quality image can be a reason for not being selected. Make sure the image isn't too dark or light; don’t photograph light coloured work against a light background or dark against dark. Work is judged on quality and consistency. Do your images form a consistent body of work? You may wish to show close up of detail, especially for textiles.

It's worth investing in good photography. Bad photographs can mean your work gets rejected. Good photographs get used in promotional materials and press releases.

Gallery/Group stands

Group Applications:

if you are a group of makers, a gallery or collective and have a proposal for a larger stand/showcase/installation we will be happy to consider it.  This is subject to availability of space. The cost will depend on the proposal - please email ann-marie@greatnorthernevents.co.uk with details and we will get back to you.

We do not accept group entries to share basic stands in the main body of the show.  

POP UP STUDIOS FOR MAKER DEMONSTRATIONS:

We are also interested to hear from makers who would like to demonstrate their craft as well as sell via a small number of pop up maker studios at the GNCCF.  Please contact ann-marie@greatnorthernevents.co.uk for more info with details of your craft discipline and techinques that you will demonstrate. Free extra space may apply at the organisers discretion.

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Terms and Conditions

Terms & Conditions

In these Terms & Conditions the following definitions are: Organiser refers to Great Northern Events (NW) Ltd. Exhibitors refers to any persons selected to participate at The Great Northern Contemporary Craft Fair Manchester,  Sheffield and Gateshead.

  • Exhibitors must keep their stands open and attended by knowledgeable staff throughout the period of the event and wherever possible this should be the designer-maker.
  • Exhibitors may not sub-let space within the area allocated to them.
  • The organiser reserves the right to move stands and relocate space previously notified to exhibitors and to cancel and/or amend the event if required by circumstances outside their control.
  • Exhibitors must not display goods of an inflammable, noxious or obscene nature. Fabrics used on stands for display purposes must be fireproofed. The organiser will remove any such unsuitable material from the event.
  • Exhibitors will be liable for any damage caused to the panels, flooring or stand fittings.
  • Exhibitors will be liable for any damage they cause to the event building/structure.
  • Exhibitors may not move or install any lighting or electrical appliances without the written approval of the organiser. Any lighting or electrical appliance not supplied by the electrical contractor must be approved and PAT tested by either a qualified electrician in advance of the show for which proof may be required or on site by the contractor.  This will incur an additional cost as detailed in the exhibitor manual.
  • The organiser accepts no liability for the loss or damage to exhibitors' work, neither during the event, nor during setting-up or dismantling. Exhibitors are responsible for displaying their work securely to shelving and walls. Insurance is the responsibility of the individual exhibitor and the exhibitors must insure they are covered for all eventualities (including public liability insurance)
  • A deposit of £150 for your exhibition package  for GNCCF Manchester and/or Sheffield must be paid on acceptance of your offer of space and must be received by the Organiser by Friday 17th April 2020. Once paid this acceptance payment will not be refunded. 
  • For GNCCF Gateshead a deposit of £75 must be paid by Friday 17th April 2020. Once paid this acceptance payment will not be refunded. The final instalment must be received by 9th May 2020.
  • For GNCCF Sheffield, a final installment of the outstanding balance must be received by Sunday 31st May 2020. 
  • For GNCCF Manchester a second installment of 50% of the outstanding balance must be received by Sunday 31st May 2020 and the final installment (remainder of the balance outstanding) must be received by Friday 31st July 2020. 
  • Exhibitors withdrawing from the event after accepting space are liable to pay 50% of their exhibition package fees. For GNCCF Sheffield, exhibitors who cancel on or after Sunday 14th June 2020 are liable for the total cost of the exhibition package. For GNCCF Manchester, exhibitors who cancel on or after Sunday 6th September 2020 are liable for the total cost of the exhibition package.
  • The organiser reserves the right to withdraw their offer of space from any exhibitors owing monies to the organiser on any account. 
  • All exhibitors should give full cooperation to the organisers and/or appointed publicity contractor in attempting to achieve coverage and promotion for the event
  • The organiser cannot accept responsibility for any issues arising as a result of problems with the venue or its staff. If, because of war, fire, strike, or other cause beyond the control of the organisers, the event is cancelled, exhibitors remain liable for stand fees and the organisers shall have no liability to exhibitors from the loss of income resulting from such cancellation.
  • If the organiser cancels the event, exhibitors' deposits and stand fees will be reimbursed in full but the organiser cannot be held liable for any additional expenses incurred.
  • Any agreements entered into by the exhibitor and an external contractor or supplier at the event, are the responsibility of the exhibitor and the organiser cannot accept liability for claims resulting from the failure of any of its contractors or suppliers to deliver goods or services.
  • Whilst the organiser takes every effort to ensure that exhibitors contact details are correct in the promotional material for the event, the organiser cannot accept responsibility for any errors printed therein and the organiser shall have no liability to exhibitors for any claims resulting from such errors.
  • In consideration of the organisers assisting exhibitors in promoting their work, exhibitors must agree to grant the organisers a non exclusive copyright licence for any promotional materials supplied to the organiser and/or its appointed publicity contractor, for the purpose of promoting and publicising their work and the event. In granting this licence exhibitors should be aware that the promotions may include the use of these materials on the internet and that images supplied may be scanned and held digitally for this purpose. The copyright is and will continue to be beneficially and solely owned by the exhibitor, who must ensure that it does not and will not infringe on any other copyright and that no information contained in the materials is or shall be inaccurate, misleading or injurious.