This year’s instalment of The Source trade show was the biggest and busiest ever. With 10% more exhibitors and an overall 25% increase in visitor numbers, just under 2500 buyers attended over the two days, many of them staying at the show right until the end of the day. The positive atmosphere, and level of business being done, also led to the highest level of stand re-booking ever, with a third of the space at next year’s Source actually re-booked at the show.
The Demo Kitchen proved as popular as ever, with demonstrations by South West Chef of the Year Elly Wentworth and other well-known faces including Bruce Cole, Head Chef at the River Cottage Canteen and Brett Sutton, Chef Proprietor The White Post, as well as from the students from Exeter College.
The FARM & MORE farm diversification event was co-located with The Source for the first time in 2015 bringing new dimensions and even more visitors to both shows. The successful and growing Westcountry Tourism Conference ran alongsidethe show, with two half day events bringing together leading tourism businesses and industry experts.
Next year’s Source trade show will once again take place at Westpoint, Exeter, on Wednesday 10th and Thursday 11th February. You can keep up to date with news about the show at www.thesourcetradeshow.co.uk.