When the doors open at H&C EXPO in July procurement teams from some of the biggest and best businesses in hospitality and catering will be waiting to meet twelve artisan food and drinks businesses.
The Innovation Den will see twelve companies over two days, each have thirty minutes, present their products. Those that present products that the procurement teams want to work with will walk away with a contract the same day.
Visitors can register to attend the Innovation Den to watch and listen to live buying and selling in action on both Tuesday 17th and Wednesday 18th July at the Celtic Manor.
Mark Harris, Event Director, H&C EXPO was pleased to announce Wickedly Welsh as the first supplier to step forward into the Innovation Den saying:
“Wickedly Welsh is run by Karen and Mark Owen who both live and breath chocolate, when you meet them you can’t help being stimulated from the chocolate osmosis. Their passion for chocolate is contagious.
Wickedly Welsh have a great story, a great product and a great opportunity to walk away from the Innovation Den with a contact from some of the biggest and best businesses in our industry, we wish them luck.”
One of the Innovation Den procurement team, Jon Williams, Group Purchasing Director, CH&Co said:
“We’re really looking forward to taking part in the Innovation Den at H&C EXPO and to be part of the buzz of live buying and selling in action!
There’s an abundance of quality products to be discovered across the UK and by creating this platform we’re opening the door to a variety of businesses and their exceptional products and services.”
Jim Wealands, Group Food Development Director, CH&Co who is also on the Innovation Den procurement team added:
“We’ll be looking to discover quality new products, and who knows, the successful ones may even end up with a supplier agreement!”
There are still a few slots open to present your artisan food and/or drink business at H&C EXPO’s Innovation Den. If you would like to apply, full details of the Innovation Den and the application request form are here.