Latest News Articles by Joan Porter
'Remain busy, stay positive' in order to cope with new lockdown say dealers11 January 2021
Firms in tier 1 enjoyed good trading in December but are now back in lockdown.
Cornwall lands at ground level04 January 2021
Two businesses from the West Country tell us how trade was going before the latest coronavirus restrictions
Yes, it was a bit challenging…21 December 2020
A bonkers year like no other did nevertheless have its highlights as the trade battled back
Online: PBFA monthly virtual showcase set to be a permanent booking14 December 2020
So well has the Provincial Booksellers Fairs Association’s (PBFA) monthly online book fair been received that it is being continued as a permanent fixture.
The tale of a 26-mile walk to buy a bible14 December 2020
Destined for the now cancelled Towy Events Christmas antiques and fleamarket at the Carmarthen Showground were two rare Welsh plates from the Llanelly Pottery, which Towy Events organiser and dealer Robert Pugh had planned to take.
Plans remain in flux for indoor art and antiques event organisers07 December 2020
Organisers of indoor art and antiques fairs continue to make alternative plans for the first half of next year.
Tin man Dan ready for B2B Malvern date07 December 2020
B2B Three Counties Showground in Malvern event now confirmed to run this month.
Beckenham gets go-ahead07 December 2020
Alison Davis and Alan Old will be running their So Last Century Christmas vintage market as planned at Beckenham Mansion on Sunday, December 13.
Dealers discover new platform07 December 2020
As Discover Vintage, Keeley Rosendale has run her well-supported vintage fairs in the north of England since 2009.
It’s open season in the square07 December 2020
Lucy Haywood runs her Country Brocantes in West Sussex, including the grounds of Parham House and at the Daylesford Organic Farm in Gloucestershire.
More than a nod to online30 November 2020
James Waggott of The Antiques Centre York is a happy chap.
Vintage fashion fair is among events creating a shop window online30 November 2020
Matthew Adams is holding his first virtual vintage fashion fair, 'Lockdown Frockdown', this Sunday (December 6).
Banana website proves fruitful30 November 2020
Julian Tatham-Losh, who owns Top Banana Antiques in Tetbury, reports that business is booming.
Midcentury Modern organisers host show on the web30 November 2020
The Midcentury Modern Shows team of Lucy Ryder Richardson and Petra Curtis are all grounded until next year.
Wiltshire ‘collective’ hails slow but steady transatlantic deliveries23 November 2020
Shipping in the older, literal sense of the word has played a vital role in coping with robust international demand during the current Covid-19 challenges, according to a Wiltshire business.
Back-to-front way of doing business23 November 2020
Quirky might be a way to describe Andrew Blackall’s antiques shop which is both Number 56 and 70 in the High Street, Corsham.
Video ‘shop tours’ prove popular selling method in Ashburton23 November 2020
In an enterprising move early last year dealer Lydia Wood launched an antiques trail in Ashburton, on the edge of Dartmoor in Devon.
Online is gift-wrapped opportunity23 November 2020
Martin Webster is the e-commerce manager for the Scottish Antique and Arts Centre in Abernyte, Perthshire.
Lock and learn: business lessons09 November 2020
Three dealers who stand at fairs and in centres describe how they meet the Covid-19 challenges
Grandma’s Attic restarts with the popular Wimborne event02 November 2020
Grandma’s Attic Fairs is holding its first antiques and collectors’ event this weekend since lockdown in early March.