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Ingrid Nilson takes director role of the new Northern Antiques Fair
When a long standing event like The Harrogate Art & Antique Fair changes hands and is re-branded to The Northern Antiques Fair, the choice of a Fair Director is perhaps the most important decision and who better to steer the event than Ingrid Nilson, owner of ADFL Ltd, a seasoned fair organiser at the highest level and also a dealer and exhibitor herself.
The ground has certainly shifted under the fairs calendar landscape in 2016/2017 with exciting new high proile events popping up at quite short notice - AfE London, a companion fair to the long standing Antiques for Everyone at the NEC in Birmingham, announced in November and launching 13-15 January, then the demise of the bijou Art Antiques London organised by Haughton Fairs, and now the premier twice yearly northern event The Harrogate Art & Antique Fair which as the The Northern Antiques Fair will take place 29 September - 01 October 2017 with the Spring event not taking place this year.
The Harrogate Art & Antique Fair, which has been organised by Louise and David Walker for the past two decades is under new ownership and the company has employed Ingrid Nilson to manage the autumn event, in association with BADA, which will take place at the Harrogate International Centre in Yorkshire.
Ingrid Nilson said: “I am honoured to have been appointed Fair Director of the prestigious autumn event, which will be re-launched as The Northern Antiques Fair in 2017. The Northern Antiques Fair will be run completely separately from my own established company, The Antiques Dealers Fair Limited, and its five events in 2017. However, I am bringing on board my team of professional consultants, with whom I have worked for the past 14 years, to manage the marketing and design side. My team and I very much look forward to working closely with BADA and the exhibitors and to welcoming the many regular supporters as well as bringing new faces and ideas to Harrogate this autumn.”
Marco Forgione, CEO of BADA said: “BADA has always been a proud supporter of the Harrogate Art & Antique Fair. We’re excited to partner with Ingrid Nilson and her team to help establish The Northern Antiques Fair as a key event in the art and antiques calendar"
More specific news about The Northern Antiques Fair will be forthcoming in a few months