Event Management Business Launches Online Directory Scheme
Monday 26th October, 2020
Supporting businesses and buying local has never been more important, as the impact of Covid-19 continues to affect Cornish traders.
And with Christmas just around the corner, Live Events South
West, based at Newham and the Port of Truro, is launching a special online directory
scheme to help shoppers get their festive fix.
Pre-Covid, the event management company, formed by Director
Andrew Weaver over a decade ago, delivers seven high profile annual events
across the South West including the hugely popular Fowey Christmas Market and
Winter Gift Fayre in Truro.
As these events cannot go ahead as planned, the firm is
launching two online buy local directories, to promote a range of the county’s
top businesses and producers. The virtual scheme allows shoppers to view a list
of traders and find out information about their products before linking through
to each business’ website.
So far, over 90 traders from food and drink producers to
children’s toy makers and jewellery and gift businesses, have confirmed that
they will take part in the online opportunity.
Live Events South West Director Andrew Weaver, said: “After
such a turbulent few months, now is the time to come together and support our
neighbours and communities, to look after those around us. We believe our buy
local directories are a way to champion local businesses when they need it
“This campaign not only supports a range of businesses but
also us as organisers, allowing these popular and busy events to return in the
Andrew added that the online campaign, which is sponsored by
Trenance Chocolate and Helpful Holidays and supported by Cornwall Living
Magazine, would offer much needed support for small, independent Cornish
traders to showcase their produce to a large online audience.
“Both Christmas markets now have simple, easy to use
directories that we hope will provide a slice of festive cheer for traders and
customers alike,” he said. “Christmas is a vital time for many traders, some of
whom wouldn’t be able to survive without the boost that festive sales bring.
“Being involved with the directories also gives local
businesses the opportunity to generate new sales and increase product awareness
with a wealth of potential new customers. We have had many messages from
visitors asking for our traders’ details so this scheme will help to give our
businesses every chance of making sure they can reach their customers.”
Based at Meridian House at Newham, Truro’s riverside
business district, the company’s portfolio of popular events also includes the
Cornwall Home Improvement & Self Build Show, South West Home and Garden Show
and Cornwall Business Show.
The directories will launch on November 1, running until
January 31, and businesses keen to be involved can visit either
For more information about Live Events South West and its events, visitor follow the company on Twitter and Facebook.