Top Drawer 2013 – Exhibitors Sneak Peek – Sarah Ray

Top Drawer, 13-15 January 2013, will once again bring together an inspirational showcase of over 800 carefully selected British and international suppliers to the convenient central location of Earls Court, London. Top Drawer showcases the newest product launches, cutting edge designs and must-have products for 2013.

We have teamed up with Top Drawer to give you a sneak peek look at some of the exhibitors that will be showcasing their products this coming January. We have also asked them for tips and advice for other exhibitors taking part.


Sarah Ray spent 3 years at Cambridge School of Art completing a degree in Illustration before running joyfully and courageously into the world of professional illustration. As well as being commissioned for work she also sells a fantastic range of illustrated products.

Hello Sarah!

Why did you choose Top Drawer to exhibit your products?

I was contacted by Charlotte Abraham’s initially with the option of taking up a stand in the Spotted section (for new and emerging designer/makers) so even though I wouldn’t have considered a trade show before, I’m so glad I did. It really helped grow my business. It’s absolutely huge, but what’s good about Spotted is it has it’s own little area, so isn’t lost in the sea of stalls. In January I will be a Spotted Plus exhibitor.

What are you most excited about Top Drawer?

Being a part of an exciting, buzzing show and meeting new contacts. And having a peek at everyone else’s amazing things!

Why should people come and hunt down your stand?

I’m excited to introduce some brand new and exciting products to add to my illustrative catalogue, including the NiceFace range. So come and say hello. Be sure to check out the Spotted section of the show!

What’s your top tip for other sellers who are showcasing their products at the show?

Make everything look beautiful, make sure your branding is tip top and that you have a catalogue to give away. Your work will speak for itself!

Thank you Sarah. You will find Sarah Ray at Spp6, be sure to go say hi!