The Source trade show

Inspiration and opportunity on a plate
2018-02-07 - 2018-02-08
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The Source is the South West’s biggest and best show for anyone with a serious interest in speciality foods, quality drinks, profitable catering and inspired hospitality. Taking place at the beginning of February, The Source gives buyers the opportunity to meet all the suppliers they need to be ready for the season ahead; discover new products, furnish their establishments, and kit out their kitchens. In 2017 the organising partners Hale Events and Taste of the West celebrated 10 years of working together. In that time the show has become a complete one-stop shop for everything a food business needs – covering not just speciality food and drink but everything from raw ingredients to high quality food service products, furniture to EPoS, kitchen design to business services. With over 200 local, regional and national food and drink producers, as well as service providers, alongside a superb selection of Taste of the West members, it’s a unique opportunity not to be missed. Discover unusual local products with fascinating provenance, whilst meeting passionate producers and suppliers face-to-face. Visit the Newcomers area to see companies from the South West that have never exhibited at a trade show before. It’s a great opportunity to spot emerging new companies, products and trends, before anyone else. Why not be inspired by the chefs in the Demo Kitchen, add new ideas to your menus, and learn from the best? It’s a rare opportunity to see leading chefs showing off their skills and sharing their latest ideas. – add value to your business by taking full advantage of their expertise and knowledge. As an added bonus the successful and growing Westcountry Tourism Conference will be running alongside the show, with two 1/2 day events bringing together leading tourism businesses and industry experts If you are looking for that special ingredient for your menu, that unique product for your shop, or the essential equipment for your kitchen, then this show will both inspire you and help your business grow. Give your business the impetus it needs going into the new season with this huge spread of comparative tastings, networking opportunities and inspirational experiences.

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Business success — you may think it’s all about the bottom line, but savvy CEOs like those at Apple, Starbucks and IKEA know otherwise. Although profits play a big role, it’s also important for companies to be socially responsible by considering their impact on the environment, their local economy and their customers. One way that companies can practice corporate social responsibility (CSR) is by incorporating it into company events.