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About Us

British Jewellery & Giftware International (BJGI) is a government Trade Challenge Partner (TCP) and is the International department of the British Allied Trades Federation which is the UK trade association bringing together the allied trades of jewellery, giftware, travelgoods, surface engineering and fashion accessories. We represent around 2500 enterprises with 46,000 employees & sales of approximately £2.2 billion.

BGJI LogoBJGI has 40 years experience of organising overseas trade fairs during which time the team has helped thousands of companies new to exports establish themselves in foreign markets. There is a small management fee for this support however, many exhibitors benefit from the wealth of expertise that the team can offer to make the trade fair journey as productive as possible.  BJGI support includes, pre show help with applications for funding, dealing with trade show organisers, advice about the show, advice on size and specification of stand space, the provision of on site support during set up and break down, manning of stands in absence of exhibitors, promoting and advertising the British Pavilion and exhibitors products during the show.  The British Pavilion is a point of reference at the show for buyers but also for independent exhibitors. It is a place where all exhibitors can meet and network and a port of call for buyers wishing to see British products.  Overall the team manages exhibitor’s expectations and provides a community in which exhibitors feel more confident to make the move into international markets.

If you need help or advice with international trade matters, we have services that can benefit your company. Whether you are exporting or importing, we can provide information and advice, help you to promote your products internationally, and save you time and money.

  • We offer overseas exhibition group stands and trade missions, helping you to sell your products around the world as part of a larger group, with a personal hands-on service.
  • We can help you get access to funding for your exports, and advise about government assistance.
  • We are recognised as the leading partner in our sector for UK Trade & Investment, the UK government's export promotion arm.
  • We promote the UK jewellery, gift, home decoration and travel goods industry around the world through our websites, newsletters and presence at major exhibitions; we work with government to bring international buyers to UK tradeshows.
  • We are a well-known contact point for overseas buyers looking to source UK products.
  • We offer practical assistance on issues, such as freight, Customs tariffs, insurance, legal advice, payments and debt collection.
  • We help companies to source and import products more effectively.

Contact British Jewellery & Giftware International (BJGI) for further information.