Since the announcement that the Young Guns of the antiques trade will be the focus of this year’s ‘National Antiques Week’ from April 20-28, many of the over 40s in the trade have been asking where this leaves them.
The answer is centre-stage next year when
the focus of the 2014 campaign will be a series of workshops at
which the established grandees of the trade will be invited to
share their experience with theYoung Gunsof 2013.
Meanwhile there is still time for the under
40s to register for this year's event by going to www.nationalantiquesweek.com and telling their
own story before January 31.
The message from the organising committee is
clear: "We believe that the future of the industry is in the hands
of this vibrant young element of the trade working across all
sectors of the industry - owning shops, taking over established and
sometimes weary family firms, working as auctioneers, exhibiting at
and organising antiques fairs and working hard behind the scenes to
promote the trade via the antique dealer associations."