The Source Trade Show returned to its normal time slow this month, taking place from 9-10 February.
The hospitality and catering industry has been one of the hardest hit sectors throughout the pandemic. With businesses now open properly and looking to make the most of a predicted busy summer season, yet another challenge has arisen, with job vacancies in the hospitality sector rising by more than 700%. The Source trade show provided the latest in services and equipment to help companies streamline their operations and increase efficiency, with everything from ePos systems to waiter robots. Being finally able to network face to face allowed visitors to network and share the lessons learnt during the pandemic, and the knowledge gained.
“We had a really good show, and we’ve got more leads than we can chase up! We had 27 leads for robots from new customers, and about 126 for our catering services. It was an amazing show, and we’ll definitely be back next year, without a shadow of a doubt,” says Nick Rowland of QTos Catering.
Hale Events, the show organiser, was delighted to have the show back where it should be, and to be getting back to business as normal. “We were really pleased to see so many visitors at the show, and so much business being done. We’re looking forward to next year’s show, and bringing even more of the best the South West has to offer to Westpoint again,” says Mike Anderson, managing director of Hale Events. “It was also great to see such innovation, which can help companies build their businesses in 2023, so they are even stronger and more resilient than before.”
Next year’s show will be taking place on Wednesday 9 and Thursday 10 February 2023.