an invaluable skill set
Shropshire Festivals can provide benefit to YOUR business, bringing a skill set that is invaluable to any forward thinking business.
It’s all about fun. Giving people a good time, making people happy and putting a smile on their faces. It’s about bringing out the best in people, making an event realise its potential and ensuring the crowds want to come back for more.
Fun is what Beth Heath and her award winning company Shropshire Festivals does better than any other events organisation. Beth comes up with new ideas, focuses on the original and unique and finds the fun in everything she does. Remarkable attractions are provided for guests in a safe and secure environment – it’s no wonder crowds keep getting bigger and bigger.
At Shrewsbury Food Festival, Beth provides a platform for over 200 exhibitors and a great day out for over 26 000 people. Kids Festival hosts 100m water slides, zip lines, foam parties and the best day out for 12 000 kids. Shropshire Oktoberfest is the county’s biggest annual beer festival attracting more than 10,000 people to Shrewsbury Quarry.
Those numbers tell you one thing – Beth and Shropshire Festivals get things right by thinking differently and focussing on fun.
And now they want to help your think outside of the box to bring fresh ideas and energy back into your company. Whatever your event, Beth will find a way of making it fun. She’ll also find a way of bringing your ideas – however whacky, outlandish and creative – to life.
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Beth’s is intrinsically connected to food. She grew up on a smallholding in Worcestershire, learning the steady rhythms of agriculture as a young child.
After studying at Harper Adams University College, in Newport, Shropshire, she began working in the sector. She worked for Green Fields Farm Shop, near Telford, where she developed a keener understanding of the demands and challenges facing producers and small businesses. She also learned about the opportunities – and how businesses can maximise their returns.
Beth’s role at Green Fields helped her learn how to manage the minutiae of a small business. She advised on layout, design, training of staff, purchase and similar matters. Her work in the sector blossomed with the creation of the successful Ludlow Hamper Company and her position as operations director at Ludlow Food Festival and founder of Shrewsbury Food Festival has brought her into closer contact with producers.
She now manages a host of events including, Shrewsbury Food Festival, Shrewsbury Christmas, Shropshire Kids Festival, Shropshire Oktoberfest in the Quarry and she helps at a number of other festivals and events across the UK.
She has experience of bringing products to market, finding new revenue streams, design and packaging and helping to market food to a wider audience.
Beth is one of the region’s pre-eminent events organisers. In the world of food, farming and fun; nobody does it better. That’s no idle boast, that’s the opinion of a number of clients who have worked with her on a diverse programme of events, look at what they have to say on the testimonials area at the bottom of the page. Beth can cope with events big and small. She has helped run a Halloween event in the south of England, for 50,000 people over a busy October. Through to smaller medieval banquets and musical events.
She is the Chief Executive of Shrewsbury Food Festival, which hit a remarkable 26,000-plus visitors in 2017. Her other festivals attracted over 60 000 visitors throughout 2017.
She is equally adept at organising smaller events, including conferences and exhibitions. She has worked with individual clients and organisations like FARMA, (the farm retail association), to programme a range of activities. Beth organised Ludlow Food Festival for 12 years taking it to the huge success it is today. She has created a number of events for Ludlow’s well-known producers, managing a showcase at an illustrious London hotel and started the Ludlow Village section at the BBC Good Food Show.
With an energetic 'can do' team we will slot into your events and make them happen taking the stress away from you!
Contacts are key to success in the events industry and we love the press who we work closely with to get the message out there.
PRESS, PROMOTION AND MARKETING AND CONSULTANCY
Beth works in collaboration with partners to provide a bespoke service to companies who need to reach new markets through targeted press and marketing campaigns. She retains close links with the region’s best web designers and hosting companies, photographers, marketers and others who can help to upscale emerging businesses.
She realises that press, promotion and marketing are essential to any new business – and she has both the tools and the contacts to achieve results.
She also offers a consultancy service, which is focused on achieving higher profits, adding value and diversification. The bottom line is the same for Beth as it is for your business: she is focused on maximising returns and has a track record of award winning experience and success.