Xtend2 Projects Archive

Swiss Global Enterprise and the SIPPO Programme

Swiss Global Enterprise and the SIPPO Programme

In 2014 Gerald Lawson-Tancred, Managing Director of Xtend2 Limited, was appointed as an International Consultant for Switzerland Global Enterprise www.s-ge.com working on their SIPPO (Swiss Import Promotion) Programme in the natural ingredients sector ...

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Trade Mission from Costa Rica to the UK - March 2015

Trade Mission from Costa Rica to the UK - March 2015

Working alongside PROCOMER (organisation responsible for foreign trade and investment in Costa Rica), we put together an extensive meetings agenda for the companies visiting the UK. Xtend2 arranged for the representatives from the Costa Rican companies, which included exporters of Palm Hearts, Premium Rum and Bottled Water ...

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Chamber of Commerce, Ciudad Real, Spain - Visit to the UK

Chamber of Commerce, Ciudad Real, Spain - Visit to the UK, March 2015

In March this year Xtend2 , accompanied a group of Spanish business studies students sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce, Ciudad Real, Spain. The students came to the UK to learn about the export trade between the two countries – Spain and the UK ...

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FENAVIN

FENAVIN 12th and 14th May 2015

Xtend2 Limited, the official UK representative for 7 editions of Fenavin Wine Fair www.fenavin.com successfully fulfilled their brief for 2015, escorting 22 UK buyers and importers to fair. Our select group of delegates included buyers from Berry Brothers, Bibendum, Berkmann, Matthew Clark and Direct Wines. Also included in the group was Andrew Catchpole who will be editing Harper Wine & Spirits Spanish supplement later in the year ...

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Chamber of Commerce of Barcelona Projects

Chamber of Commerce of Barcelona Projects

As a result of our hard work for Cafes Novell, a well known coffee producer from Barcelona, we have organised London meetings with buyers from restaurant chains. We are now looking forward to signing off on further projects from Barcelona ...

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Forometal, Gijon, Asturias, Spain

Forometal, Gijon, Asturias, Spain

24th to 26th March 2015

Xtend2 will be the Asturex representative for the fourth consecutive year for Foro Metal. Procurement managers from all over the world will be attending and we are inviting managers to join the UK and ROI delegation to these B2B meetings organised by ASTUREX ...

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Piedmont artisan food at the Speciality & Fine Food Fair London

Piedmont artisan food at the Speciality & Fine Food Fair London
7th and 9th September 2014

The Piedmont agency of investment, export and tourism will be introducing eight regional food producers at their stand at the Speciality & Fine Food Fair at Olympia between 7th and 9th September.

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Seminars

Seminars

Gerald was in demand in April from a number of chambers of commerce in Spain, giving seminars to regional businesses on opportunities in the UK market generally and for specific food sectors including meat, pastries, fruit and beverages ...

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Aragon Exterior

Aragon Exterior - Fruit and Artisan Food introductions to the UK markets

Gerald Lawson-Tancred, Xtend2’s Director, attended the annual Encuentro International AREX in Aragon, Spain in October. In his role as the UK and Republic of Ireland in-market representative he met with regional producers and manufacturers ...

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UK Exports to Europe – SLOE motion

UK Exports to Europe – SLOEmotion

SLOEmotion is a wonderful family business based in the heart of North Yorkshire, producing a range of premium quality sloe-based liqueurs, chocolates and chutney using the sloes that grow in the local hedgerows.

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Buyers Mission to Piemonte Gourmet

Buyers Mission to Piemonte Gourmet
Piemonte Agency for Export Italy
March 2014

We are delighted to be working with the Piemonte Agency for trade, investment and export again after the successful meeting agenda programme arranged in the UK last year. We invited UK and ROI buyers to attend PIEMONTE GOURMET in Turin Italy presenting regional artisan and specialist producers. With only two places available we generated a lot of interest and selected two excellent companies to travel to Italy as guests of the Piemonte Agency.

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Agent Search

Agent Search
ASTUREX , Spain
February 2014

As a short marketing project we created a list of companies interested in acting as agents for this leading supplier of large manufactured equipment as well as all types of Vessels and Drums.

We provided a short list of companies in this sector with potential interest in being agents, complete with contact names, emails and phone numbers.

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Meetings Agenda at BETA International 2014

Meetings Agenda at BETA International 2014
ASTUREX , Spain
February 2014

Working for a Spanish company who manufactured boots for horses for the barefoot sector, in the Equestrian market. Xtend2 contacted 13 specialised companies and successfully arranged four meetings at their trade stand at BETA International 2014. A further three meetings are planned for companies unable to make BETA 14.

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Trade Mission

Trade Mission
ASTUREX , Spain
February 2014

We have just completed the first stage of a three stage project and have successfully researched the UK market looking for potential agents for a manufacturer of safety equipment for electrical installations.

We undertook internet searches for suitable companies and spoke to industry associations before compiling a list with company names, websites and an overview of their business.

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Export Ready Reviews by Xtend2

Export Ready Reviews by Xtend2
ASTUREX , Spain
January 2014

Gerald Lawson-Tancred, Director of Xtend2 Limited, travelled to Asturias, Spain in January to meet with regional companies interested in exporting to the UK market.

As the official UK and ROI representative for ASTUREX, the government trade & export department for Asturias, part of Gerald’s role is to meet with companies face to face and assess their export readiness.

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Individual Meeting Agendas - Piemonte Agency for Exports

Individual Meeting Agendas
Piemonte Agency for Exports
22nd November 2013

Xtend2 Limited has successfully worked with the Piemonte Agency for Investments, Exports & Tourism introducing to the UK market two regional artisan producers , both with "*Slow Food Award "MAESTRO DEL GUSTO".

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Fenavin is the most important national wine fair in Spain.

BUYERS MISSION AND PRESS TRIP
Fenavin, Spain
May 7 – 9, 2013

The UK & Republic of Ireland representative for FENAVIN.

As the official representative for Fenavin in the UK and ROI, we are delighted with the excellent results from our Mission to Fenavin this year with high early sales figures and initial orders made from over 30 Spanish wineries. Both wine writers attending the Fair produced articles, one in Harpers and the other in the Irish Food and Wine Magazine.

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Motor homes and Tourers, Italyw

BUYERS MISSION AND PRESS TRIP
Motor homes and Tourers, Italy
July 5 – 10, 2013

We are delighted to report excellent results from this mission organised on behalf of Toscana Promozione, Italy with articles on Tuscany and Italian motorhome manufacturers dominating Practical Motorhome - one of the leading trade publications in the UK.

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Exhibit at IFEX Asia's ethnic food ingredients show

BUYERS MISSION
IFEX, Philippines
May 16 – 19, 2013

Exhibit at IFEX Asia's ethnic food ingredients show
This is the ideal show to launch your company in Asia where an affluent middle class with multi-cultural tastes is pushing forward the food industry with a rapid expansion in supermarkets, hypermarkets and convenience food stores. Growth areas of interest include ready meals, convenience food, health food, gourmet products and premium label.

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MARKET RESEARCH/ENQUIRY AND REPORT

MARKET RESEARCH/ENQUIRY AND REPORT
Safety Lighting, Spain
April, 2013

The client wanted to assess the potential for exporting safety lighting products manufactured in Spain into the UK market. We built a database of companies with potential interest, introduced the product and followed up by phone. We provided the client with a report on the responses including a contact list of interested buyers.

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ForoMetal, Spain - 16-18 April 2013

BUYERS MISSION
ForoMetal, Asturias, Spain
April 16- 18, 2013

We had very positive feedback following the Forometal B2B workshops in the engineering, components and energy renewable sectors.
"I would like to thank Xtend2 for your excellent service and support leading up to and during Foro Metal 2013....

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MEETINGS AGENDA

MEETINGS AGENDA
Renewable Energy Company, From Spain to UK
March 4 – 8, 2013

A manufacturer of textile silos based in Spain required an importer/distributor in the UK.
Initially we developed a database targeting the right sectors, the right companies and the right people including all contact details, company information and feedback.

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MEETINGS AGENDA

MEETINGS AGENDA
Spanish Boutique Winery
February 18 - 21, 2013

A Spanish boutique winery was looking for an importer/distributor in the UK.
After initial research of the UK market and through our own databases we put together a meeting agenda matchmaking the client with four potential wine importers/distributors.

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BUYWINE 2013

BUYERS MISSION
BUYWINE, Florence Italy
February 13 – 15, 2013

In February 2013 we took a group of wine buyers from the UK and ROI to meet the producers of Tuscan wines at Buy Wine. Exhibitors at the show ranged from small boutique wineries with a distinctive portfolio to larger well recognised and highly regarded brands.

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In-store Promotion:  Flavours of Spain Festival at John Lewis Food Halls UK

IN-STORE PROMOTION
Basque Food and Wine Promotion
Partridges, London
October 2 -14, 2012

Bihartean (the cross-border Basque Chamber of Commerce representing Bayonne in France and Gipuzkoa in Spain) approached us to organise a high profile promotion of Basque artisan food and wine. Working with Partridges of Sloane Square the promotion took place between 2nd and 14th October, celebrating the best of Basque produce with a host of programmes of tastings and samplings.

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In-store Promotion:  Flavours of Spain Festival at John Lewis Food Halls UK

IN-STORE PROMOTION
Flavours of Spain Festival at John Lewis Food Halls UK

Flavours of Spain Festival at John Lewis Food Halls UK
FIAB (Spanish Federation of Food and Beverage Industries) approached us to organise a point-of sale promotion with a major retailer in the UK. We discussed this with John Lewis which resulted in promotions in the Oxford Street and Bluewater John Lewis food halls showcasing a wide range of gourmet products and high quality wines from Spanish Companies for an entire month.

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Buyers Mission to Saskatchewan Canada

BUYERS MISSION
Saskatchewen, Canada
September 25-26, 2012

Xtend2 worked with the Saskatchewan Trade and Export Partnership (STEP) to recruit European buyers and procurement managers for a buyers' mission to Saskatchewan, Canada for the STEP Trade Conference on the 25th - 26th September 2012.

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Trade Mission from Quebec to the UK

TRADE MISSION
Agri-Food Quebec
From Canada to UK
February 2012

Working with the Agri-Food Export Group, Quebec, Canada we organised a highly successful trade mission where major food companies based in Quebec visited the UK and met with buyers representing large chain supermarkets, large food manufacturers as well as niche importers.

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Buyers Mission to Espana Original 2012

BUYERS MISSION
Espana Original
2012

Espana Original is one of the most important national food fairs in the Spanish calendar and takes place every two years in Ciudad Real Spain. Representing the Fair in the UK and ROI, we have organised Missions to every Fair since 2006. This year we had invitations accepted by 9 specialist food buyers new to the Fair.

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Xtend2 Latest Press Release

The UK wine sector is one of the most challenging in the world. We know this because we have been organising trade events and missions for overseas organisations in the UK and ROI for the past 10 years. Our contacts include importers & distrubutors, wholesalers, retailers, supermarkets, multiples, wine media and others...

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Our expertise is in trade missions, in-store promotions, in-market meeting agendas, workshops, seminars, buyers’ missions and B2B meetings at trade fairs. Our clients benefit from our expertise, advice and meticulous support on every project...

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Xtend2 Latest Projects

Xtend2 Projects

Trade Mission - FIAB (Spanish Food & Drink Federation)

Working with the Spanish Food & Drink Federation (FIAB) a group of companies visited Manchester on a trade mission...

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