FOOD and drink suppliers flocked to West Yorkshire for a chance to Meet the Buyer.

Marsh-based cakemaker Proper Maid was among more than 80 producers attending the seventh annual Meet the Buyer event run by The Regional Food Group for Yorkshire and Humber.

The event, staged at Oulton Hall Hotel, Leeds, involved 1,020 meetings between the producers and 38 national buyers, including supermarket chains Asda, Booths, Tesco and Morrisons as well as, Leeds United and the National Trust.

Phil Godwin, buyer at Booths said: “I have been to a number of these types of events and Regional Food Group’s events are always of particular interest. This Meet the Buyer is a brilliant use of our time and to be given the opportunity to meet 25 Yorkshire suppliers in one day is great.”

RFG chief executive Jonathan Knight said: “Attendees have told us that the event saves them time and effort and can mean that a week’s worth of work is done in one day.”