Show partners Taste of the West are the UK’s leading regional food group.
The show’s sponsors and media partners are selected to help communicate show information to the surrounding area and the whole of the UK.
Taste of the West, established in 1991, is the regional food and drink trade organisation for the South West of England. As a membership organisation Taste of the West works to develop the region’s exceptional regional food and drink industry.Taste of the West’s work is delivered across the region and beyond by a team of dedicated professionals, currently operating out of a Devon office.
Show sponsors and media partners
As experts in business, The FSB offer their members a wide range of vital business services including advice, financial expertise, support and a powerful voice in government. Their mission is to help smaller businesses achieve their ambitions.
In 2018 The FSB agreed a South West regional co-branding partnership with Hale Events, enabling them to promote Hale Events’ regional trade shows to their 30,000 members.
Bread & Butter communicates the latest news from across the hospitality industry covering the south and south west. It has never been more important to keep up to date with industry trends, news and the latest insight from key industry movers and shakers. Bread & Butter delivers that in a quick and easy digital format to suit hectic schedules and then in greater depth across our website and quarterly print title. Bread and Butter also works in partnership with clients to engage their business with the key sectors of the industry or individuals they want to reach.
Dorset Food & Drink is a membership organisation for food and drink businesses based in Dorset which produce, serve and sell great local products, as well as those which celebrate their connection to this beautiful county. It’s a community interest company limited by guarantee with an asset lock which means it’s truly not-for-profit. Discover a great selection of products from Dorset at the show on our stand.
Caterer, Licensee & Hotelier News is a respected publication that is published monthly and distributed directly to decision-makers in the licensed, catering and hospitality industries.
In over eleven years it has grown to be one of the most widely recognised publications covering the trade across the South of England and Wales, with a distribution that actually exceeds the coverage afforded by some “national” titles.
Exeter College is a large, thriving and growing tertiary college. At the show, the college students demonstrate some of the fantastic skills they have learnt during their studies, in live cooking exhibitions, ranging from Asian cuisine, springtime gateaux to desserts and pastries in a purpose built exhibition kitchen. They also support the chefs in the In-toto demonstration kitchen.
A growing and active membership network of quality food producers, retailers and hospitality businesses offering quality food and drink produced, sold and served in Devon. Promoted under the Food Drink Devon brand – look out for the green heart logo and pocket guide.
Fine Food Digest is the Guild of Fine Food’s voice to all independent delicatessens, farm shops, food halls and speciality food buyers in multiple retailers, cooperatives, symbol groups, cash & carries and speciality food producers.
Launched just one year ago, Grow is a relentlessly-positive media movement, centred around a strong vision and set of values.
Our vision is to see the UK’s business community (and the UK as a whole) flourish. Starting with the incredible and unique city of Exeter, we have started to serve the business community by telling the stories of the people within it; championing and celebrating everything that Exeter’s economy has to offer. We also shine a spotlight on those who are trying to find solutions to some of the challenges that the city is facing – from infrastructure and environmental issues to culture, gender equality and engaging young people in business.
Our aim is to inspire, add value and stimulate growth wherever and whenever we can. To put it simply; we want to be ‘good news’.
OLIO is a free app that connects neighbours with each other and with local shops so surplus food and other items can be shared, not thrown away. Neighbours simply snap a picture of the food they want to share with a brief description, pop it on OLIO, then neighbours nearby can browse, request and pick-up whatever takes their fancy. It’s not just neighbour-to-neighbour food sharing. We also have volunteers who save unsold food from local businesses, who then redistribute it to their community via OLIO.
If you love food, hate waste, care about the environment or want to connect with your community, OLIO is for you.
Speciality Food Magazine is the UK’s largest circulated fine food trade title, in print and online. Speciality Food is written exclusively for fine food retailers, and offers its readers the latest news, views and issues directly from the food and drink industry. It’s a must-read for delis, farm shops and top food halls.
At the heart of the fine food world since 1995, the Guild supports and promotes speciality food producers and the independent delis, farm shops and food halls that sustain them. Backed by 1,300 members, it runs the influential Great Taste and World Cheese Awards.
The Source sets the stage for start-ups, by partnering with The Seed Fund Academy. Reaching out to fledgling food and drink producers across the South West and beyond, The Source has now teamed up with philanthropic project, The Seed Fund, to help turn big ideas into big business. Entry for the seventh annual Academy opens in February, so look out for The Seed’s mentors at the show!
Taste Buds is the only magazine to focus entirely on Devon’s food and drink. As a result it is the main source of information for readers when looking for somewhere or something great to eat in Devon. Taste Buds has a readership of local foodies who value Devon-made produce and regularly eat out. Unrivalled local distribution (16,000 copies available at more than 300 foodie outlets across Devon) and a market-leading website. To find out more call Jules Hutchins on 07843 621463.
The Professional Body for Toastmasters and Masters of Ceremonies, With over 250 Toastmasters and MCs in the member organisations. Founded in 1981, to provide the opportunity for delegates of the member organisations to meet regularly to exchange information, discuss matters of protocol and professional standards and to create goodwill and understanding between all Toastmasters and MCs.