Oxfordshire, UK - Antiques Young Guns Lucie Farrimond of Three Toads Antiques and Lily Johnston of Bombe Antiques have each won a free pitch at the coveted annual Salvo Fair as the AYG@SALVO initiative enters its second year.
Following on from the success enjoyed by last year's winner, AYG Chloe Rymer of Molly & Mauds (who have booked to be at Salvo Fair again this year), the competition to be awarded with a free pitch saw strong interest, culminating in two strong candidates and driven young members of our industry being awarded a free pitch each - through the generosity and continued support of our colleagues in the Salvo team.
Chloe Rymer of Molly and Mauds reflects…
"Last year we were the very lucky winners of the AYG competition for a free pitch at the Salvo fair. We had a fantastic experience and a very successful weekend. As well as lots of healthy sales we met many great clients, new and old. We had a really good time all roundand have booked our stand for 2016! - lets hope the weather is as good as last year! Thank you very much AYG and Salvo Fair for a wonderful opportunity!"
The free pitches will see Lily and Lucie standing alongside 80 excellent fellow exhibitions from across the UK and Europe, all within the stunning 100 acre Salvo Fair site at Fawley Hill, Henley-On-Thames, set to receive 5,500 visitors over the 3 day event.
20 Year old Lily Johnston, together with being an archaeology undergraduate, works alongside her mum at Bombe Antiques in Kent, stocking 17th-20th Century decorative and architectural antiques to include French, Swedish and English pieces.
Lucie Farrimond owns Three Toads Antiques, a family run antiques and architectural salvage business based in Tunbridge Wells, Kent and founded in March 2014, which offers a range of antiques and collectibles from Art Deco ceramics and enamel signs to architectural antiques and objects of historic significance.
The arrival of Lucie and Lily is perfectly timed as Salvo Fair 2016 celebrates 'HATS OFF TO WOMEN - celebrating women who work in salvage, and women customers whose discerning taste helps keep the salvage trade booming' [and women who write about it in many supportive magazines - ed].
This excellent opportunity will see Lucie and Lily standing alongside exhibitors from across the UK and Europe, as they take to the largest architectural salvage fair. This incentive provides not only a great platform for sales, but also a unique opportunity for the visiting public to find out more about two talented and driven young members of our industry and their businesses - Congratulations to you both!
Joe Trinder, AYG Chairman
To find out more about Salvo, the annual Salvo Fair and this year's lucky winners, please see the links below:
Bombe Antiques & Interiors
Three Toads Antiques
Molly and Maud's Place
Antiques Young Guns
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