We’re back from the Spring Fair 2017 trade show along with our Homemade Curing Kits and BBQ products all back in place. We had a great time at the show meeting other brands, talking to some potential contacts and telling everyone about our business. Unfortunately we didn’t get to talk to everyone at the show as trying to visit all 20 halls at the NEC, plus trying to show off our products would’ve proven impossible!
Our first day at the show was on the Sunday which gave us an opportunity to chat to our neighbours and see what other products were being showcased this year. Our Stand was over in Hall 5 along with the other Gifts, Children’s Gifts, Toys & Gadgets. There was a wide variety of gifts including cuddly toys, remote control cars and other food gifts ranging from sweets to cake kits. We saw some familiar faces, including Holly from Holly’s Lollies who popped over to check out the show. Thank you Holly for giving us some of your incredible Gin & Elderflower Humbugs which kept us going for the week!
Sunday evening was the Gift of the Year 2017 Awards Evening where all the finalists attended the event to find out who are winners of each category. There were 22 categories in total and we were finalists in Food & Drink along with Victor’s Drinks with their Cider Stocking and BakedIn with Christmas Pudding Mug Baking Mix. We entered our Homemade Curing Kit…Salmon which has proved very popular recently due to it’s uniqueness and our rare cures. After applauding and wishing congratulations to previous categories, Food and Drink was up. The finalists were announced once again before the winner was announced. We are extremely happy to say that our Homemade Curing Kit…Salmon won the Gift of the Year Food & Drink Award 2017! We were not expecting this result and it was a complete shock. This achievement wouldn’t have been possible without the help from the Giftware Association, all the team at Ross & Ross Food and to everyone who supported us since finding out we were shortlisted for these awards.
The rest of our time spent at Spring Fair included pitching our product range to potential buyers and having fun with the guys over at Victor’s Drinks and BakedIn, which included playing beer pong and having our Gift of the Year Award stolen from our stand! It was great fun and it was amazing to meet you guys. We hope to be in touch soon.
Thank you to all the organisers and sponsors of Spring Fair 2017. The whole event was spectacular and it was great to be apart of. We’d also like to say thank you to everyone who we met this year, it was a pleasure talking to all of you.