Lloyds TSB Agriculture has been confirmed as major sponsor of
the UK’s national beef event, Beef
Expo 2008, to be held
at Perth Agricultural Centre on Wednesday, May 21.
Organised by the National Beef Association, Beef Expo 2008 is held
annually at different venues throughout the country and is returning
to Scotland for the first time since 2004.
Lloyds TSB is a major lender to UK farmers and provides a range
of specialist financial services to the industry.
“We are delighted to be supporting the British beef industry
by agreeing this major sponsorship of Beef Expo 2008,” said
Lloyds TSB’s regional agricultural manager, Geoff Hall.
“Specialist technical events such as Beef Expo have become
an important part of the calendar and we look forward to meeting
beef farmers from all over the country at the Perth event.”
Lloyds TSB became involved in Beef Expo for the first time at Skipton
last year when the bank sponsored the beef cattle classes.
“Last year’s Beef Expo was very well supported by farmers
and we decided then that we would like to have a larger presence
this year to further strengthen our support for the industry as we
continue to grow our farming business,” said Mr Hall.
The bank’s regional agricultural manager for Scotland, Paul
Healy, has welcomed the return of Beef Expo to Scotland.
“Perth Agricultural Centre is an ideal location, with excellent
facilities, and beef is a very important sector for Scottish agriculture,” said
Mr Healy. “Lloyds TSB Agriculture is pleased to support the
event to consolidate the bank’s presence in the Scottish market
and reinforce its long-standing support for the agricultural industry.”
Adopting the theme “Engage with Beef”, Beef Expo 2008
is set to attract thousands of beef farmers and industry professionals
from throughout the UK, Ireland and the rest of Europe.
Features will include practical demonstrations, breed society displays,
educational exhibits, advice on genetics and husbandry, trade stands,
seminars and competitions, with an emphasis on the commercial aspects
of beef production.
“Beef Expo will be the biggest event for the UK beef industry
this year and we are delighted that Lloyds TSB Agriculture, as one
of the leading bank serving the farming industry, has come on board
as major sponsor,” said Randal Wilson, chairman of the Beef
Expo 2008 organising committee.
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