25 November, 2011
The 2011 South West Growers Show has been hailed as
a success in terms of developing business in the region.
Mark Taylor, chairman of the event's committee, told South
West Farmer that it was "fantastic news" that so many
exhibitors and visitors had come to the occasion, with record
numbers of both recorded.
He highlighted how the whole point of the event is to help
suppliers develop business contacts, so it was great to see large
numbers of potential clients attend.
More than 100 exhibitors appeared at the 2011 South West Growers
Show at the Matford Centre in Exeter last month and television
presenter Toby Buckland was on hand to officially open it.
Mr Buckland, who is also an author and gardener, said: "It's a
tremendous honour to be asked to open The South West Growers Show.
It continues to go from strength to strength as a show for growers
run by growers."
Another indication of the strength of farming in the South West
appeared in the Western Morning News this week, where it
was suggested that the region's local branch of the Farming and
Wildlife Advisory Group could continue in spite of the impending
collapse of its parent organisation.
The national body is expected to go into receivership soon, but
the continued profitability of the South West group may allow it to
carry on as a separate operation.
Source: Vertical Leap