Monthly Archives: March 2015

NEW hamper making courses listed – Book now & SAVE £60

Arona KhanWell done, you’ve bought the gift baskets, hamper trays, shred and cellophane gift wrap but what are you going to do with them?  Turn those products into profits pronto by joining me at an upcoming hamper & gift basket course in London or Brighton.

If you’ve only got as far as thinking about increasing sales by selling such gifts a one-day course will give you the techniques, confidence and shopping list that will start you on the road to success.

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A sustainable local food revolution is taking over Glasgow

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Milk is cheaper than water. Unbelievable, but true.

Once upon a time the price tag on our food spoke of its provenance and the grafting that went into producing it. That was back when price corresponded to value and helped us understand and assess quality and workmanship. The more work involved, the more you paid. Yet this concept of ethical trading seems over time to have been reduced to the bargain-basement.

Why is our nation obsessed with cheap food? How can we be so far removed from the process of where it comes from? How is it that we’ve slid so far down the convenience slide that we unquestioningly devalue the food and the producers that make it? With supermarkets offering cut price this and cut price that, is it even possible to return to putting fair food back on our plates for us and our communities?

These are just some of the questions that Glasgow based Community Interest Company, Locavore are trying to answer; and not just with words or pie-in-sky ideas either, but in actual on the ground action.

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How to build an effective exhibition stand without killing someone

Look, few of us want to admit it but exhibiting at trade shows can be painful. If it isn’t painful for you, the chances are you have a whopping great budget, a million staff and little to do but scan people over the threshold occasionally; you lucky creatures.

But for the vast majority of independent producers, it’s ruddy hard work! And while the pain may not come close to that of child-birth, it comes in waves that seem to last far longer than any natural labour should – 3 days for example.

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