Neil Mantle Ascentia Foodservice Equipment
It’s been a very positive experience for us. We’ve had good footfall on each day, a good level of interest with very positive conversations, and good quality visitors – from independents and groups. We’ll be back next year.
Ian Highland Moy Park Foodservice
For us, this show has always been about innovation. And as first time exhibitors, it’s been a success, with lots of good calibre visitors at our stand.
Bettina Bizzarro Marketing Manager, Keck Pasta
It’s the 3rd time we’ve been exhibiting at the Casual Dining show and we will exhibit a 4th time. The quality of the contacts made at the show really is extraordinary well and this lasts during both days of the show. Congratulations to the organizers to keep the exhibition at this high quality level.
Simon George UK Sales Director, Budweiser Budvar UK Ltd
It was great to see so many key operators at Casual Dining this year, from independent single sites to larger scale engaging with us on our exciting new Budvar Kräusened beer launch.
David Richards Owner, Capreolus Fine Foods
It’s been an astonishing show. The people I’ve seen have been incredible. I’ve been approached by a couple of wholesalers, one of whom is actually going to start selling my products on Monday. I’ve also been approached by people with multiple sites, so I think we’re going to be very busy. This is going to be a very profitable show. I’ve already booked my stand for next year.
Jade Gash Business Development Co-ordinator, Charnwood Training Group
Casual Dining was very well planned and executed and allowed us to meet lots of new clients.
Matt Robinson Coca-Cola Enterprises
We’ve had a great show. It’s been very positive and we’ve met a real variety and high level of visitors – from independent, artisanal businesses to larger groups. We don’t do a lot of shows, so Casual Dining for us has been a really important opportunity to reach the fast growing casual dining market. It’s been a pleasure to be a part of it.
Terry Larkin General Manager, JJ Foodservice
We’re very happy. It ticked all the boxes for us. The calibre of visitors was high level and professional. The people from the pubs, restaurants and bars that have come and seen us, have been directors, managers – the decision makers. We’re really happy with the amount of leads, and confident that many of them will turn into new customers.
Luke Fenton Thistly Cross Cider
We’ve been coming to Casual Dining for three years because the people that we meet here are the decision makers, the people that actually matter to companies that exhibit to sell our products. We’ve picked up new contracts here, including a good relationship with Virgin Trains, which has been going for two years now. Casual Dining has absolutely made a real difference to our business – it’s helped give us a big presence nationally. The right people come. Everyone from around the UK comes here.
Jessica Titcumb LOVO
Casual Dining certainly exceeded our expectations! There was a really high calibre of visitors and exhibitors and we were thrilled to win gold in the Innovation Challenge 2016 reinforcing our belief that when life gives you coconuts, just add vodka!
Mike Clarke JR Press
We launched our product “It’s a Wrap” at the very first Casual Dining show and have attended every year since, and every year it gets better and better, not only do we get the opportunity of meeting up with our valued clients, but we always meet new high calibre buyers, the show has certainly helped “It’s a Wrap” become the market leader in custom printed greaseproof papers.
Dom Metcalfe Sales Director, Black Isle Brewery
Casual Dining was a welcome addition to our events calendar for 2016 – great location, smooth logistics and very helpful staff.
Kevin Curran Managing Director, Tri-Star Packaging
This was our first year at Casual Dining and it proved to be the perfect platform to showcase our latest packaging innovations to key buyers in the industry. We were impressed with the quality of the visitors to the show and the icing on the cake was winning Gold in the Innovation Challenge – it was a great honour and a fantastic end to two very successful days
Robert Marciano Director, Disotto Foods
Once again the casual dining show has been thoroughly enjoyable and worthwhile. We have been here every year and the show continues to gather pace with serious visitors and a great range of products. See you all next year!
Robert Whittle Pidy
It’s an exhilarating show, fun, interesting people, with a great, friendly atmosphere. Today we’ve seen Gondola Leisure, Bourne Leisure – we’ve had a lot of really big end user accounts, which is what we’re really here for. To speak to the people who will actually use our products (rather than the people that just think about using our products!). It’s a great place to be, we’ll definitely be here again.