XpoNorth Christmas Marketplace Opens for Submissions

XpoNorth’s Christmas Marketplace returns this year with a celebratory showcase of Highlands and Islands products to buy in time for the festive season.

We are again encouraging our extensive network to support local Highlands and Islands makers and are expanding this year’s Christmas Marketplace with an enhanced offering including interviews and workshops.

We’re asking all creative practitioners based in the region to apply to be a part of our Christmas Marketplace. In the lead up to Christmas and across the festive season, we’ll be promoting talented businesses in the Highlands and Islands region, highlighting their products and championing buying local.

We’re also keen to look at ways to promote the successful makers and producers on our social media platforms – be that videos of your work or showcasing your location.

This is a great opportunity to showcase your work and ideal Christmas gift. We will be signposting direct to your website, so you control the customer experience and the sale. The campaign will run from Monday 15 November – Friday 17 December and you will be featured on our website and promoted on our social media platforms throughout this period. There is no fee, just extra promotion for your products. We aim to have an even spread of product types and geographical locations represented.

Applications from the creative industry and Food and Beverage industry welcomed.

Please email christmas@xponorth.co.uk with the below information by Friday 29 October.

You will need to include:

  • Your name / company
  • A short summary of your work / company (100 words)
  • Company Location
  • High-res logo
  • Images:
    • ‘Meet the Maker / Producer’ portrait
    • Product Image
    • Location Image
  • Videos (Optional):
    • A short video of your process or production
  • Links to your website and social media platforms (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Linkedin, TikTok)

We will reply to you to advise if your application has been successful.


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