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Good show--good vibes--right place (Peterborough)--good visitor quality says Chris Sturman, Chief Executive, Food Storage & Distribution Federation (FSDF).

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The 2011 Temperature Controlled Storage & Distribution Show, held at Peterborough Exec on 14th-15th September, has struck the right note with the frozen and chilled food industry.

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Good numbers of visitors made their way to TCS&D--which was co-located with the Frozen & Chilled Foods Show--to make the event a success for those taking part. As well as a busy start to the show on the Wednesday, exhibitors reported good quality amongst the visitors, including senior personnel from major supermarket companies, such as Tesco, Ocado and John Lewis.

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"This year's show was really successful for us. We were able to display vehicles, both inside and outside the hails, allowing us to demonstrate to customers the full range of our vehicle bodies, from refrigerated van conversions and electric trucks right up to our new urban and maximum length double deck refrigerated trailers." said Chris Berridge, Managing Director of Paneltex.

Said Ian Gardner, Managing Director of The Cold Consortium Ltd., "You are to be congratulated on an excellent show and memorable evening's entertainment." Pauline Dawes, Managing Director of SOMI Trailers Ltd said, "TCS&D was the best show by far this year. It attracted the major players and we had far better response than we were expecting. We got new customers and found two new suppliers. I would definitely recommend the show for anyone in the cold distribution market."

The show was supported by both the Food Storage & Distribution Federation (FSDF) and the British Frozen Food Federation (BFFF).

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"We were adamant the timing and location of this event was right," said Rob Fisher, event director from the show's organisers, "and our analysis of the visitor profile confirms our optimism."

Richard Cogan, director of show co-owner Sherwin Publications, added: "We were right to stage this event now, after a 15-year break. I think we have laid clown a very strong foundation on which to build future events."

Details of the next TCS&D show will be available shortly via the TCS&D Show website www.tcsanddshow.com

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The TCS&D Charity Dinner which took place on the Wednesday evening was another success, with over 300 guests raising nearly 4,000 [pounds sterling] for the Dreams Come True childrens charity. A silent auction was well supported, as was a paper aeroplane competition and each ticket purchased for the Dinner contributed 5 [pounds sterling] to the charity.

Our thanks go to Roger De Courcey (and, of course "Nookie Bear") for stepping in at a late stage to entertain the audience with their unique brand of humour and for comparing the silent auction and staying on afterwards to have their photograph taken with many of the audience.

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Title Annotation:TCS&D Exhibit 2011; 2011 Temperature Controlled Storage & Distribution Show
Publication:Frozen & Chilled Foods
Geographic Code:4EUUK
Date:Nov 1, 2011
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