Top Spanish wine makers to bring their business to Barking

TradexUK's chief executive Juan Galicia Montero (right) at the recent international olive oil trade

TradexUK's chief executive Juan Galicia Montero (right) at the recent international olive oil trade mission. - Credit: Archant

Fresh from the success of an international olive oil trade gathering, an Anglo-Spanish import and export company are preparing to welcome the finest Spanish wines to Barking.

Tradex Consultancy UK, who launched at the Barking Enterprise Centre back in January, played host to some of the biggest producers of Spanish olive oil last month, who met with British sellers in the three-day bilingual trade mission.

On Tuesday May 20, 12 of the trendiest Mediterranean wineries will touch down in the area to showcase their wares and meet with UK-based buyers.

“We’re really happy,” said TradexUK chief executive Juan Galicia Montero

“If someone had told us back in December we’d be doing this well, we would not have believed them.

“We’re so busy we’re actually having to turn some businesses away, which is the complete opposite of how we envisioned things to be for us at this stage.”

The company have already been featured on Spanish television and radio and are set to welcome as many as 25 UK sellers, including the likes of Laithwaite’s - one of the country’s leading merchants.

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Although the mission is good news for the companies attending, Juan insists Barking will also reap some of the benefits.

“The traders are staying in local hotels and no doubt they’ll all be eating in local restaurants, so it’s great for the area,” he added.

While the upcoming wine meet requires plenty of preparation, TradexUK are already turning their attentions to their next event in June, a third trade mission, this time focused around premium Spanish fruit and vegetables.

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