Clarion events bought Scotland’s Speciality Food Show from The Guild of Fine Foods. For the last four years Clarion Events and The Guild of Fine Food have jointly owned the Show, which has been co-managed by Springboard and The Guild.
In their announcement The Guild of Fine Foods say the reason for the sale is “they are keen to commit more time and resources to their many other interests within the UK speciality food and drink market.”
Scotland’s Speciality Food Show is co-located with Scotland’s Trade Fair and the two fairs attract 4800 key buyers and retailers from the gift and food sectors in Scotland.
Springboard Events, as well as organising Scotland’s Trade Fair, have been very involved in the marketing and operations of the Food Show in the past and are planning the transition from the current management.
Springboard Director Mark Saunders said: “This new arrangement will allow Clarion and Springboard to channel more resources in terms of management, sales and marketing into this Show. The show will remain co-located with Scotland’s Trade Fair as this is popular with both sets of buyers. We will maintain separate identities and marketing campaigns for both shows and we will be looking to grow both the exhibitors and visitors to increase the appeal of the show.”
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