from Maureen Amar, exhibition manager, RH Amar & Co, Turnpike Way, High Wycombe, Bucks

Sir; As a company which has participated in trade exhibitions for a half century, we found our first time at Food & Drink Expo, sponsored by The Grocer, an interesting experience. (The Grocer, March 20, pp62-4)

While the proof of the pudding is in the orders our sales people are now striving hard to achieve, we achieved more leads than at any previous exhibition in our history!

RH Amar presented a significant number of new products from some of our leading suppliers and had a very good response to them.

The Filippo Berio Gift Pack, Crespo Snacking Olives, and ethnic products, including the new range of sauces and spices from Ukuva iAfrica, generated a lot of interest.

We were also really delighted to be awarded the Ideas to Dine For Ethnic Award for Walkerswood Jerk Seasoning.

So far, so good - now for those orders!