Race is on for CESA supplier grants

CESA has obtained 15 exhibitor grants of £1,500 each for the Host Exhibition in Milan, from 23 to 27 October 2015.

Host is Europe’s largest catering equipment show, with over 133,000 trade visitors and 1,700-plus exhibitors.

The grants are funded by UK Trade & Investment and are primarily available to SMEs looking to export products manufactured in the UK. However, companies who are adding significant value to a non-UK product, or who can demonstrate that by exhibiting they are providing tangible benefit to the UK economy, can also put in for a grant.

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“Obviously a variety of terms and conditions apply,” said Keith Warren, director of CESA, “but we can help guide companies through the process.”

Any catering equipment manufacturer looking to submit an application for the grant needs to do this via CESA, which is the UKT&I’s accredited trade organisation (ATO) for the industry. The Association has experience in helping companies gain funding for promotional activities to aid export sales.

“The grants are available to companies who have not yet booked space at Host, but are considering it,” said Warren. “Catering equipment manufacturers who are not members of CESA can also apply, but they need to do it through CESA.”

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