Lancashire-based distributor, Vision Commercial Kitchens, has reported another successful year exhibiting at the Glee garden centre event.

At the Birmingham NEC last month, Vision’s stand attracted visitors from garden centres all over the country.

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Marketing and events coordinator Gabrielle Hall said: “Our experience in this industry and also at this event meant that some good discussions were had with visitors about what kind of project and equipment would suit their establishment specifically, allowing them to fully benefit from their offering.”

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Rational also joined the stand once again, with chefs Alan Evans and Justin Bailey pulling in the crowds with their cook live demonstrations.

Hall added: “These showed why the combination oven is a must for garden centre restaurants, being able to produce a wide range and high volume of excellent quality food in minutes.

“As well as tasting the free samples, visitors could also enter our competition where the prize this year was a Rational knife set. The winner has been chosen and will be announced very soon after they receive a surprise delivery!”

On display, the dealer had equipment from a range of suppliers, including the new SelfCookingCentre XS from Rational, which made its first showing at a national exhibition and is said to have generated lots of interest.

Vision’s garden centre, afternoon tea and coffee shop light equipment themes showcased items such as plant pot table theatre and cake stands, which it says proved popular, with many visitors taking home one of its shop catalogues.