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Look Who’s Talking At Autumn Fair

Entrepreneur and former ‘Dragon’ Theo Paphitis will be among the keynote speakers on the Main Stage during Autumn Fair which takes place from September 2-5 at the NEC, Birmingham.

Theo will be sharing his insights, as well as explaining how he is championing small businesses, on September 4, where he will be in conversation with George MacDonald, executive editor of Retail Week.

Above: Theo Paphitis.
Above: Theo Paphitis.

Also sharing her retail wisdom will be the founder of, Holly Tucker MBE, who has gone on to launch Holly & Co. Holly, who will be addressing delegates on September 3, is also the ambassador for Creative Small Businesses.

Above: Holly Tucker MBE.
Above: Holly Tucker MBE.

Other Main Stage speakers include Tamara Kelly, shopping editor of, and Katherine Lemin, buyer, John Lewis, who will be speaking on September 3 and September 5 respectively.

Additional ‘theatres’ at the show include the Master the High Street theatre which will feature topics ranging from visual merchandising to social media tips. Elsewhere, the Master Online Retail Theatre will provide sessions and practical workshops designed to generate online traffic and sales, while Fashion Talks will focus on trends.



Top: Autumn Fair announces a strong line-up of speakers. 

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