Food businesses pleased with feedback at annual event

Some of Deli Breaks' products on display at the exhibition.
Some of Deli Breaks' products on display at the exhibition.

Food connaisseurs showed off their goods at a Meet the Local Producer exhibition held by Made in Lancashire.

Slyne business Deli Breaks was among those showcasing product ranges at Haigh Hall, Wigan, as traders bid to secure new customers and grow their client base.

James Greer from the food firm said the event had helped his business, adding: “We found the event hugely beneficial for connecting with people in industry to grow our business.

“We’ve found being a member of Made in Lancashire really useful since we signed up earlier this year.”

The annual trade exhibition is designed to fill a gap in the market and provide a platform for small artisan and local food and drink producers to highlight their products to potential buyers from the retail and hospitality industries.

Made in Lancashire said 95 per cent of exhibitors generated new and genuine leads with some even taking orders on the day.

A focus group took place with industry experts from Booths and Barton Grange Garden Centre, where items were tasted for feedback.

Based at Myerscough College, Made in Lancashire was set up in 2002 after the foot and mouth disease to help farmers diversify into direct sales.