Blog » Norfolk Industries First Trade Show!
Norfolk Industries attended it's first trade show The Norfolk Show this year and I felt that it was appropriate to mark the occasion with a blog about the day.
Nearly all of the staff were involved during the 2 day show, attending for various stints throughout the days. It was also great to have some of our greatly appreciated volunteers to enjoy the show with us.
We set up our area within the Norfolk County Council stand, in the outside area, next to the sheep shearing and fisheries sections.
Many people came to see our area and were interested in the business and what we manufactured. Clearly with not alot of manufacturing going on in Norwich this was often a surprise to people, particularly when we also told them who we supply across the UK and beyond!!
We tried to get across the products we made for small animals such as rabbits, hamsters, guinea pigs, rats, mice, chinchillas, ferrets etc. such as our recycled paper products, paper flaked bedding and 'fluff' bedding in various colours.
It was really nice that people seemed genuinely interested in what we do as well as providing voluntary placements to people in Norfolk with barriers to employment such as learning difficulties, long term unemployment, confidence issues or just a lack of experience.
Also, there was alot of interest in the recycling work we do, particularly with regard to the types of waste materials we bring in to put back into the products. This equates to approximately 120 tonnes of material per year which may go to landfill if we did not take it in.
As usual the Norfolk Show catered for children very well, and we had hundreds of children visiting the area! All very polite and having a great time. We had some Hank stickers for the children, some of which already had extensive sticker collections from the show! We also gave away Norfolk Industries pens and notes pads which will hopefully raise the profile of the business locally.
Our next trade show will be All About Dogs which is on August Bank Holiday weekend - Sunday 23rd August and Monday 24th August. The reason for attending this one, is that we also manufacture large bales of shredded paper bedding for dogs, cats, horses and pigs!! Come and see us there!
If you came to see us at the Norfolk Show, please add any comments that you may have! We would love to hear from you.