The hospitality industry made hay while the sun shone last year which has reaped a bountiful harvest at this years’ event for caterers held in Skegness.
Organisers of the 31st Caterex Exhibition say the sunshine from June to September last summer season meant visitor numbers went through the roof and led to confidence in the industry to invest more heavily in services.
Skegness, East Coast and Wolds Hospitality Association (SECHWA) chairman Nigel Tett said this year’s event attracted more interest as a result of the upbeat economy and more business was done than at any other time during the last five years.
He said : “We had a theme this year which was Lincolnshire Food and celebrity chef Rachel Green cooked live at the show, which drew quite a crowd.
“It’s the best show we’ve ever had.
“Numbers were up, more business was done, and the atmosphere was fantastic.
“Eight people have already booked for next year.”
Mr Tett said last year’s bumper season is yet more evidence that the economy is the on the move and things are looking up for the hospitality industry as a whole.