FOOD and drink businesses from across Shropshire have enjoyed a successful conference and expo.

Businesses from all corners of the county showcased their products during the inaugural event at the Mercure Telford Centre Hotel.

There was also a busy programme of seminars running throughout the day on topics such as food labelling, e-commerce, taxation, customs regulations, and ways of gaining a competitive advantage.

The event was jointly organised by Shropshire Chamber of Commerce and the Department for International Trade and chamber events manager Kelly Roberts declared it a great success.

She said: "The event was a real success, and we've had some fabulous feedback from those who attended the seminars.

"Visitors to the expo were able to see what's on offer from Shropshire producers, as well as hearing from key industry experts.

"It was a fantastic opportunity to understand first-hand how artisan food producers can gain access into some of the largest retailers and independent chains – giving them an advantage over their competition."