The first edition of menswear trade show The Heritage Tea Party, which was scheduled to take place in July, has been postponed until February 2011.
The organisers of The Heritage Tea Party, which was set to take place on July 2 to 3 at Ragley Hall in Warwickshire, said the inaugural show will be postponed until February 2011 to allow organisers, “more time to prepare”.
Andy Shorten, a spokesman for The Heritage Tea Party, said: “Despite great interest from brands and the trade in general, we didn’t allow ourselves enough time to deliver the scale of event that the level of interest warranted.”
He added: “We have reluctantly made the decision to reschedule, which will give our brands and partners more lead time and ensure that we can we deliver a bigger, better show in February.”
Organisers will be contacting confirmed and prospective exhibitors as well as national and international buyers to inform them of the new dates - which are yet to be finalised - and arrangements.
Deposits already paid by exhibitors ahead of the July show will be returned or transferred to February’s event.
The Heritage Tea Party was planned as a buying event combined with a music festival, featuring bands and DJs playing on both evenings after the trade show itself closed.
Further information about the show can be found at the website www.thtp.co.uk.