Caterex set to return

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A VAST array of businesses, hoteliers, caterers and more will be coming together this week for the 29th Caterex Trade Exhibition which will feature fascinating displays from a number of firms.

Caterex has become the premiere hospitality trade show on the East Coast, attracting exhibitors from the length and breadth of the UK who will show their products to an ever increasing audience.

The event will open for trade on Wednesday, February 8 and Thursday, February 9 where it will be taking place at the Richmond Holiday Centre in Skegness.

This year’s trade show is expected to be even more popular in spite of the economic downturn, with a wide range of exhibitors promoting their wares from cleaning products to state-of-the-art point of sales gadgetry, food preparation to the latest drinks.

Even employment issue help will be on hand, and hygiene awareness and business support services will also be available.

If you are in the hospitality trade, then this is a show not to be missed say Caterex organisers.

“This year is a complete sell out and we have all sorts of businesses coming, so there should be something for everyone,” said Colin Foran, Caterex organiser.

“It’s amazing that it’s in the 29th year and it is hoped that this year can be the best yet,”

“We have two new breweries coming including, Greene King and Elgoods and lots of other businesses that have been coming year after year.

The Caterex event is being hosted by SECWHA - the Skegness East Coast And Wolds Hoteliers Association and has been a main feature in the area since 1983 when the former Skegness Hoteliers Association first sponsored it.

Savvy business professionals from across the area would be unfortunate to miss such an event this year, with masses of opportunity to expand and develop new ideas.

So far, over 50 traders have snatched up a spot at the event so they can display their goods to attract custom from far and wide.

Many of the exhibitors supply all over the area stretching throughout the East Midlands, even across the nation where more than 1,500 visitors are expected to attend.

Skegness Town Mayor, Steve Kirk will officially open the event on Wednesday at noon joined by the chairman of East Lindsey District Council, Coun Dick Edgington.

There will also be prizes given out to the best stands by the mayor and chairman.

Business from all over the country are travelling down including those from Skegness, Chapel St Leonards, Wainfeet, Horncastle, Boston, Grantham, Lincoln, Sheffield, Chesterfield, Peterborough, Leicestershire, Grimsby, Hull, West Bromwich, Lancashire and many, many more.

There will be goods on display representing many industries including food supplies, coffee makers, refrigeration, Epos, cash register businesses, uniform suppliers and much, much more so be sure to get down to the Richmond Holiday Centre next Wednesday and Thursday.

Admission is free for visitors to Caterex and free parking is available on site.

A taxi service is also available from the car park to take people free of charge to the main entrance.

Caterex will open on Wednesday, February 8 at 10am till 6pm and open on Thursday from 9.30am till 4.30pm.