The weeks of planning and preparation, late nights and early starts were well worth it, as this year’s Dorset County Show was a huge success. Not only did we meet lots of our customers over the two day event, but we are also extremely proud to have been awarded first place in the Best Large Trade Stand category. With over 120 entrants in the category, the judges were scoring on the presentation and layout of the stand along with the overall impression given by the staff in attendance.
Barbara Green, secretary of the Pembrokeshire Agricultural Society presents Melanie Noel, Fuel Sales Manager, with the plaque for first place in the Best Large Trade Stands category.
The highlight of an event like this is the chance to hear from our customers in a setting away from the office. This year we decided it would be nice to offer a glass of something refreshing and a snack, as we discussed the important issues such as the harsh winters we've had lately and the fluctuating price of oil.
Local producer Moores Biscuits generously donated a large selection of their tasty snacks for us to hand out each day. These proved to be so popular we had people returning again and again. The Butter biscuits seemed to be the favourite with our customers. A huge thank you to Moores Biscuits for helping us give something delicious to the people of Dorset.
Once again we must thank Thruxton Motorsport Centre for supporting us and bringing their Porsche Cayman and Formula Renault sportscar. The single seater proved especially popular with queues of people wanting to sit in it to have their photo taken.
As well as the main goal of meeting our customers face-to-face, the other important aim of the event was to raise funds for our chosen charity the Weldmar Hospicecare Trust. This is a local charity providing high quality specialist palliative care services for people with cancer and similar life threatening diseases. With your help, by competing in our Buzz Wire challenge, and filling our collecting tins, we raised a fantastic £159.71, so thank you to everyone that gave so generously.
The Buzz Wire Challenge prize winners and the lucky recipients of the Delicious Dorset hampers will be contacted and announced soon.
Thank you to everyone that came over to see us, it was a real pleasure to get to meet you all. We hope to see you again at the Dorset County Show in 2014.