29 January 2020, 11:01 AM
  • The Source trade show will be taking place from 5th-6th February in Exeter
Source trade show organisations urge businesses to source local

The Source trade show, which is set to take place at Westpoint, near Exeter from 5th-6th February is the go-to show in the South West for all things comestible and potable. On offer with be everything from premium lemonades and small-batch gins through to artisan chutneys, charcuteries and candied jalapenos, as well as environmentally-friendly packaging and serving items.

The show’s partners are Taste of the West - the countries largest regional food and drink trade organisation - and more of their members will exhibiting at the Source than at any other trade show. The West Country Tourism Conference runs alongside the event, and is aimed at helping those in the food, drink and hospitality sectors to build on their business success. This year it will be focusing on ‘Tourism Ideas and Excellence’ as well as ‘Marketing, Digital and PR.’

Novel recipes for success will also be served up regularly in the ‘Innovation Kitchen’, provided by Sapphire Spaces, where inspiration, advice and culinary innovation will be on display courtesy of inspiring local chefs and Exeter Cookery School, as well as the winners of the South West Chef of the Year.

Hale Events say that the only sure way to ensure continuity of supplies during post-Brexit uncertainty – and guarantee costs going forward – is to buy from one of the huge range of quality producers who will be at their show.

Mike Anderson, MD of Hale Events, says, “We’ve got over 200 exhibitors from the South West and beyond at the event, all ready to ‘step up to the plate’ and offer local businesses the very freshest quality foods and state-of-the-art equipment. This is the perfect opportunity to check out your supply options, compare prices and quality, and build new contacts.”

“The South West is the beating heart of the nation’s tourism and hospitality industry, and with such a wealth of suppliers locally there’s really no need to look anywhere else.”

To register visit the website.

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