Barcode Expo on the hunt for north west entrepreneurial talent

Barcode expo

Barcode expo

Barcode Expo, a brand new trade exhibition for the bar, restaurant and cafe industry, is on the hunt for the North West’s brightest new hospitality entrepreneur.

The event, which will take place in Camp & Furnace in Liverpool’s Baltic Quarter on the 13th October 2015, will bring together hotel, bar, café and restaurant owners with decision makers and trade exhibitors from across the industry for a programme of networking, demonstration, sampling and expert seminars.

Barcode Expo competition, will search for a new business in the North West region which wants to build its customer base in the hospitality industry.

The winner will be given the chance to join a host of national businesses exhibiting at the event, including Costco, Molson Coors, ReFood, and Fentimans, giving them the opportunity to network with prospective customers, meet key decision makers and raise their profile in the North West region.

The judging panel will be made of Denise Harris, Director of Barcode Expo and The Liverpool Food and Drink Festival; Frank McKenna, CEO of private sector lobbying group and networking club Downtown in Business and Chris McKennna, Head of Events at Downtown in Business. Also on the panel is Paul Askew, Former Director of the highly acclaimed hope street hotel and London Carriage Works Restaurant and a member of the Royal Academy of the Culinary Art and the talent behind The Art School restaurant.

The judges will assess entries on originality, quality and likely demand in the hospitality industry.

To be eligible to enter, businesses must:

-       Have been operational for no more than two years

-       Have a turnover of less than £100,000

-       Supply services/products which would be of interest to the hospitality industry (e.g. food, drink, interior design, glassware etc)

-       Be available all day on 13th October.

To enter the competition, businesses should visit the Barcode Expo website<> and submit their entry by the 22nd September.

Discussing the competition, Denise Harris, Director at SK Events and PR, said: “There’s such a wealth of entrepreneurial talent in the North West, and we felt that the expo would be the perfect place to showcase one of the many up-and-coming businesses in the region.

“If new businesses are to survive and thrive, they need to ensure they win the right customers, and trade events like Barcode Expo are a really effective way of meeting the people you’d like to do business with and demonstrating just why they should be working with you.

“The winner of this competition will be given the chance to mingle with some of the key buyers and decision makers in the industry, giving their business a boost at a crucial stage. We can’t wait to see what sort of entries are put forward.”

To enter the competition visit:

There are over 70+ stands at Barcode Expo, with prices and packages to suit all budgets and requirements. To enquire about booking a space or for details of sponsorship packages, please contact SK Events and PR on 0151 432 5652

To register FREE to attend Barcode Expo go to:

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