On Monday and Tuesday, 13th and 14th September, Aqua Libra Co was represented by Specification Manager Craig Brownlee at the UK Platform Catering Event at Heathrow, in the London Borough of Hillingdon.
Organised and hosted by Platform Events UK, this dynamic two-day commercial networking event brought together buyers and suppliers in the catering industry to fulfil new supply needs and to develop effective business relationships within the sector.
The Platform Catering Event UK is formatted like a super-organised speed-dating event! Tailored, pre-selected meetings between suppliers and procurement teams across catering sectors take place during the two days, and there’s also plenty of opportunity for casual networking over meals and evening drinks. During 20-minute-long face-to-face meetings, suppliers and procurement teams can form new business relationships, or cement existing ones, achieving in two days what might otherwise take months.
In his role as Specification Manager, Craig is the person responsible for matching each client with the perfect hydration solution. He has an in-depth knowledge of Aqua Libra Co’s dispense systems, working with architects, interior designers, and consultants to bring specifications to fruition.
Craig found that many of the hospitality providers and specifiers he spoke to were impressed by Aqua Libra Co’s innovative designs and beautifully simple aesthetics. Aqua illi’s gorgeous matt black or chrome finish, Aqua Alto’s infinite choice of colour, and our custom bottle-branding service (which works so well with undercounter or countertop Aqua Bottlers) were all admired.
In tandem with well-organised, structured meetings, this event also offered a more social level of networking. It was a platform for shared experiences.
Craig says, “We talked about evolving consumer fashions, developing technology, and increasing opportunities for environmentally friendly solutions. And there were plenty of horror stories about the pandemic!”
It seems there was no shortage of fun.
“There was this fantastic magician. He performed illusions really close up to his audience, but none of us could work out how he did them. He was fascinating. There was a rather scary moment, though, when he did a trick involving my credit card!”
Craig met a lot of interesting people, and he laid the foundations for some promising new business relationships. This was a superb event, and we look forward to attending future UK Platform Catering Events.