At Tropical Sun, we’ve recently found ourselves the subject of fake news, resulting in many messages from curious customers keen to separate fact from fiction. Turning a critical eye on ourselves, it became apparent that we’d not always done the best job of communicating our brand history to the masses, which left space for others to fill in the blanks. Keen to improve, we have recently begun the slow and steady process of detailing our 22-year journey of food discovery, as part of which we hosted two ‘Evening with Tropical Sun’ events, where we presented a brief history of the brand to some of the UK’s media and community leaders.
The most recent ‘Evening with Tropical Sun’ event took place at the Afro Caribbean Millennium Centre in Birmingham and was attended by representatives of BBC Radio West Midlands, The Phoenix Newspaper, Jamaican Diaspora UK and catered by local entrepreneurs Smoking Bagels who use predominantly Tropical Sun ingredients in their recipes.
The previous event took place at the Head Quarters of our distributor Wanis in London and was attended by representatives of Capital Radio, The Voice and Ben TV. The attendees were treated to a tapas-style selection of tropical dishes prepared with Tropical Sun ingredients.
Both events were a great success, featuring good food, great company, in-depth conversations and lively Q&A sessions, laying the ground for a number of exciting collaborations.
The Birmingham event was also the subject of a feature on BBC Radio West Midlands’ ‘Sunday Night with Nikki’ show:
We are currently organising ‘Evening with Tropical Sun’ events in Manchester and Bristol. For more information, or to request an invite to those events, please contact Mavis Amankwah at Rich Visions.