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The "Meet the Local Producer" exhibition has now taken place with many of the food producers that exhibited already seeing great results for their business - 95% of the exhibitors gained new leads on the day, with 14% of them actually taking new orders on the day as well!
The whole aim of the exhibition was to offer small, local food and drink producers to meet with potential buyers from across the industry in an informal and relaxed environment.
Here are a few quotes from some of the exhibitors;
Matthew Watts from The Lancashire Cheesecake Company said; "As a new business with a product we are confident in, finding the right customers for our product is of massive importance. We recently attended the "Meet the Producer" exhibition and have gained several new clients which have quadrupled our sales in the space of 2 weeks! I have no hesitation in recommending both "Made In Lancashire" and their "Meet the Producer" event to any Lancashire based food business."
John Gardner from The Lancashire Biscuit Company said; "The event is perfect for us to showcase our product range to local and regional buyers, retailers and caterers. The delegates represent a variety of business types that we are very keen to speak to and it makes sense to see all these on the same day. As a result of attending the event we have taken on a number of new customers and are in negotiations with a large retail group. The event was very well organised and the venue was easily accessible which makes it easy for the suppliers to maximise the event's potential".
Paul Yates from Que Fresco said; "It proved to be well worth while. I was amazed at the cross section of businesses attending and to be able to have meaningful conversations with consumers, wholesalers and supermarkets (who probably wouldn’t give me the time of day if I was cold calling) was fantastic”.
Anita Taulty from William Santus & Co said; "We have produced our infamous Uncle Joe’s Mint Balls in Wigan for over 116 years and as a company we are proud of our history, tradition and unchanged hand-made manufacturing methods since their creation in 1898. An opportunity to highlight this to both current customers and potential new customers was something that we were keen to be a part of. This was our second year of exhibiting with Made in Lancashire at an event of this nature and has proven to be worthwhile."
If you are a local food or drink producer looking for potential buyers for your product and would like to exhibit at the 2015 event please contact Made in Lancashire today to register your interest.
We want to drive Lancashire forward as the County for Local Food and Drink - come and join us and remember to Think, Buy, Eat LOCAL.