I recently attended the Food and Drink Expo at the NEC in Birmingham. It was a great chance to meet up with clients old and new, as well as look into some of the trends, new ideas, and inspirations that lie ahead in 2016 and beyond.

Key trends were highlighted with a strong emergence of ‘protein’ products, along with the continued NPD in snacking; the development of popcorn products, for example. There was also an abundance of new companies on show, all with the ambition of growing and developing their business. All wanting to take advantage of the networking capabilities the show offers, whether, it's the chance to meet prospects from the multiples, or establish relationships the vast number of independents who attend