Our members include...
Chicco UK David Lowe & Co Ltd Kerrikids Ltd t/a babocush PacaPod Ltd Huggabubba Ltd Britax Silver Cross UK Ltd East Coast Nursery Ltd Harry & Rose Hauck Group Ltd Prince Lionheart UK Ltd Boori Europe Ltd Sweet Dreamers Ltd Gro Company (The) Nuby UK Clippasafe Ltd Cheeky Rascals Ltd Apramo UK Ltd Relyon Ltd Kid Rapt Ltd FIRA International Ltd Hardenberg&Co Ltd CuddleCo Ltd Infababy BabyStyle UK Ltd Cosatto Ltd Innovative Baby Products Ltd Opus Innovations Ltd Columbus Trading Partners Bambino Mio Limited Obaby Ltd Cuddledry Ltd Zip Us In Ltd Graco UK & Ireland Bugaboo International BV iCandy World Limited Mayborn Group Bureau Veritas Consumer Product Services UK Ltd Totseat Ltd Steribottle Ltd And Design Ltd SGS United Kingdom Ltd High Street Textile Testing Services SHNUGGLE LTD Summer Infant Europe Red Kite Baby Company Ltd (The) Babycup Ltd TRL/Child Safety Centre My Carry Potty BubbleBum (UK) Ltd Dorel UK Premiere Baby Ltd t/a MOBA Snuggle Sac Company Ltd (The) TotsBots Ltd Kiddy Children's Products UK Ltd Kit for Kids Ltd Hippychick Ltd Mamas and Papas Ltd LittleLife Tee-Zed Products Ltd 2012 Ltd

CMBE, Shanghai News

Big business in China


Big business in China

Participants in the UK Pavilion at CBME Shanghai in July returned to the UK with packed order books and enough new business to keep their sales teams busy for months.

This year was another record-breaking event with 2,147 exhibitors (22.6% more than last year) and 81,518 unique trade buyers. The UK Pavilion experienced an unrivalled level of business with stands packed with visitors for the entire duration of the show.

Dr Jim Shaikh of Yoomi, who attended the event for the second year, comments: “The show was a great success for us as we were very busy on all three days.  We were able to have detailed discussions with existing partners and also develop a significant number of new leads for the Chinese market.  We also met with approximately 20 potential new partners from the surrounding Asian territories and expect to convert, at the very least, two of these contacts to orders.”

Lee-anne Simpson of Purflo, joined the UK Pavilion for the first time and said: “We found being a part of the UK Pavilion very beneficial. We now have a busy few months of following up all the commercial contacts that we made for both China and other countries in Asia and developing these partnerships.”

Tammy Maxwell of Sock Ons said: “Sock Ons range was very well received at CBME and it was great to be under the UK Pavilion umbrella as everyone was on the lookout for ‘foreign’ products. We are already talking to a number of distributors who are very keen to start a relationship with us.”

Josu Shephard of Jakabel added: “The Shanghai show was vibrant and busy with lots of potential business. The BPA does a brilliant job of organising the UK Pavilion and supporting participants throughout.”

All of the companies participating in the UK Pavilion in Shanghai received UK Trade & Investment funding to help them launch into the Chinese market. The group also benefited from enhanced activity funding which allowed the UK Pavilion to really stand out from the crowd with its eye-catching British branding.

Robert Anslow, BPA managing director, comments: “The BPA is working closely with the UKTI to encourage British companies to export into high growth markets such as China. This is the second year that we have staged a UK Pavilion at CBME Shanghai and once again the results for all involved were outstanding. We hope that next year more British companies will be encouraged to take advantage of this support and join us at the show.”

See all BPA News

Harrogate International Nursery Fair
Department for International Trade