A Cornish company has helped an agricultural show at the other end of the country go digital.

The Penrith Show had been due to take place on July 18, but like most agricultural shows this year, was cancelled due to coronavirus.

However, not all was lost as the committee turned to Showing Scene, a business based at the other end of the country in Truro, that provides an online platform for horse and agricultural shows to take competition and trade stand entries.

Natalie Hadfield from Showing Scene said: “We’re pleased to have been able to adapt our online platform quickly with our in-house team of software developers on hand to make it happen. Enabling horse and agricultural shows across the country to go ahead virtually during these difficult times.

“We’re looking forward to working with even more shows, our solution can help reduce time, cost and hassle for events and it’s simple for competitors to enter classes. We can’t wait for things to get back to normal and shows can go ahead as usual as we’re show lovers ourselves.”

Show president, Tom Barr, said: “It’s good to see technology of today set to keep alive a tradition founded in 1833 – when the only “int’ net” was when sheep ran into the fence.”

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