On 30 September, over 200 catering businesses looking for catering equipment suppliers, distributors, and designers, will be attending the new Feed Your Growth event at the Southampton Novotel.

Supported by PwC, Hampshire Chambers of Commerce, and finance firm Rangewell, the free-to-attend exhibition between 10am and 12:30pm has been designed as a one-stop shop for the catering industry.

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Over coffee and pastries, catering equipment suppliers will have the chance to exhibit their products and network with the owners of restaurants, cafes, pubs and bars from across the Southampton, Portsmouth, Fareham and the Isle of Wight regions.

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Exhibitors already include Inox Equip, Valera and Reco Air.

“This free event is a great way to connect with restaurants, cafes and bars, who are looking to win customers in more innovative ways than ever,” said Ed Little, co-founder of Dragonbench, an outdoor heated seating product.

“We like the interactive aspect of Feed Your Growth – we’re able to showcase our product at the event, so interested buyers can see how it works.”

Catering equipment suppliers will also have the chance to network and connect with the entire catering ecosystem.

Other exhibitors include food and drink wholesalers, catering software and e-commerce providers, digital marketeers, and food consultants.