Businesses are being encouraged to look closer to home when it comes to choosing catering suppliers, as Warwickshire County Council and Shakespeare’s England partner up to present the first Warwickshire Food and Drink expo.
On Wednesday 22 November, the event will take place at the Warwickshire Golf and Country Club. It will showcase the variety and quality of the county’s food fayre and local producers to regional and national hospitality businesses.
The event is part of the Coventry and Warwickshire Local Enterprise Partnership’s Business Festival; a fortnight of business events for the region, taking place in November. Attendees will be given the opportunity to discover local suppliers, as well as the chance to meet and listen to industry experts.
Warwickshire Food and Drink is looking to engage approximately 200 local businesses across the supply chain, including high street retail buyers and hotel chains. The event will also feature visitor attractions and independent stockists. Attendees will be able to engage with all manner of Warwickshire caterers, from breweries, to cheesemakers, chocolatiers and patissiers.
Cllr Izzi Seccombe, Leader of Warwickshire County Council, said: “We have a thriving food and drink industry in Warwickshire and this event is a fantastic opportunity to show what they have to offer. The expo will prove that businesses don’t have to travel far for world class ingredients and suppliers; they are available right here in the county.”
Helen Peters, Chief Executive of Shakespeare's England said: “Shakespeare’s England is delighted to be partnering with Warwickshire County Council to host the Warwickshire Food and Drink expo. Our region boasts an exceptional range of local food and drink suppliers and this event is an ideal platform for suppliers to showcase their products and produce. It’s also a great opportunity for buyers to get a real taste of the best of Warwickshire”.