Suppliers of pet products and garden products have had a successful ‘Meet the Buyers’ event. British producers met a range of overseas buyers at a get-together organised by the Gardenex and PetQuip associations.
The latest event took place on October 21. As a result, a pet product buyer from Iceland is now in meaningful discussions with three UK suppliers.
Commenting on the ‘Meet the Buyers’ events that have been organised by Gardenex and PetQuip for many years, commercial manager Charlie Parker said: “Without doubt, the format of these events has proved to be very successful for seasoned UK exporters, firms that are new to market and with the visiting overseas buyers.
“Each year we aim to bring buyers from around twenty different countries to the UK and every event has resulted in new export business for the attending suppliers from the garden, leisure and pet sectors.
“‘Meet the Buyers’ days have an important role to play within our expanding programme of export-creating events and we are already recruiting buyers for our next ‘Meet the Buyers’ day which will be held on 2 March 2016. The event will also include an information programme focussing on ‘Global Opportunities for Garden and Pet”.