Information for local suppliers in Wales

Visitors and retail assistant in National Trust shop

We are looking for new and exciting local products to consider for sale in our shops that represent the fabric of Wales and the creativity of the nation.

Our shops come in all shapes, sizes and locations across the country – ranging from beach and coastal locations to castles and mansion houses and we want visitors to have the choice to buy something different in each one. The one thing that underpins all of our shops is that every penny spent at that site supports ongoing conservation work.

We are looking for locally produced items that are not widely available to purchase elsewhere. This is third annual call-out for suppliers and we have been lucky enough to introduce some great new ranges. This year we are specifically looking at products to be stocked from Spring 2020 from the below areas. Submissions from suppliers/products in other areas will be considered.

  • Isle of Anglesey – honey, woodcraft, ceramics, glass, jewellery, garden products
  • Gwynedd – honey, ceramics, slate products, woodcraft
  • North East Wales, Wrexham – honey, lovespoons, toiletries, jewellery, giftware
  • Powys – Welsh blankets and woolen products, woodcraft including larger pieces
  • Welsh souvenirs that are made in Wales

As a conservation charity it is equally important that our new and creative suppliers meet our ethos and aspirations through our brand and sustainable sourcing standards. Please ensure that you have read these and completed your form as necessary to ensure we can cover off the standards required. A further accreditation process is required for all food and drink suppliers.

We are holding a series of local buying meetings where suppliers, who meet the criteria, will be invited to join and showcase their products. The deadline for form submission is 15 September 2019. Those suppliers who have progressed to the showcase will then be contacted to attend either a North or South Wales based date. 

If you have any queries regarding the process please email welshlocalproduct@nationaltrust.org.uk. In the meantime, we look forward to introducing new local Welsh products to our shelves.