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Thousands attend GB’s flagship potato event BP2015

Thousands attend GB’s flagship potato event BP2015

Stand of BP2015 Gold Sponsor Grimme. “This is GB’s premiere potato event and you need to be here to gauge the industry mood,“ says Grimme’s sales manager Andrew Starbuck

November 16, 2015
The entire potato industry of Great Britain gathered at Harrogate International Centre, North Yorkshire 12 and 13 November for BP2015, the key industry event of the year.

AHDB Potatoes’ Strategy Director Rob Clayton

“It’s clear that anyone who is serious about growing and purchasing potatoes came to the event,” commented . “There was a great atmosphere and a really positive feeling as you moved through the trade stands.

“It’s been tremendous for business and hugely rewarding for the immense amount of effort AHDB Potatoes staff, board members and exhibitors put into making this two-day event and seminar programme hugely worthwhile.”

AHDB Potatoes’ Strategy Director Rob Clayton

Event exhibitors reflected “BP2015 pulls together all aspects of industry and clearly demonstrates the huge amount of work that goes on,” said Richard Clark, Commercial Director of BP2015 joint Gold sponsor Branston.

“We’re proud to be a sponsor and interact with all aspects of the potato supply chain, especially our grower base, customers and suppliers.”

Stand of BP2015 Gold Sponsor Branston: “We’re proud to be a sponsor and interact with all aspects of the potato supply chain, especially our grower base, customers and suppliers.” says Richard Clark, Commercial Director Branston.

As well as a brand new Harrogate home, attracting international delegations to BP2015 was another ‘first’ for the event. Successful trade export discussions were held with leading seed producing companies from India and Morocco, hosted by AHDB Potatoes and SASA, (Scottish Government). The overseas visitors were able to meet GB’s leading exporters to examine in detail how GB seed potatoes can help their industry back at home.

More than 700 growers, processors, international guests and other industry representatives gathered at the Royal Hall on November 12 for the potato industry dinner and were entertained by sports commentator, Nick Mullins.

BP2015: Many well attended seminars...

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BP2015: Dinner at the Harrogate Royal Hall

For joint Gold sponsor Grimme, it was a chance to celebrate. “This is GB’s premiere potato event and you need to be here to gauge the industry mood,“ reported Grimme’s sales manager Andrew Starbuck.

“We found our customer base very optimistic about the future. We did a show deal on a Varitron 270 self-propelled harvester to a Yorkshire customer as well as a GT170 trailed harvester and topper to South Lincs.”

“The show has proved valuable yet again for enquiries and potential leads.”
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AHDB Potatoes (formerly known as Potato Council) is a public body working on behalf of potato growers and purchasers to promote British potatoes.
Branston is one of UK’s biggest potato buyers, packers, distributors and marketers. Branston also produces prepared vegetables.
Based in Damme, Germany, Grimme provides a full range of potato harvesters, from single row harvesters to the most sophisticated computer-controlled self-propelled machines. Grimme also manufactures a full range of planting equipment with sophisticated storage and handling equipment.
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