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Recipe for Success - Mapping out your route to market

Date: 8th March 2016
Location: Bolton Whites Stadium, Macron Stadium, De Havilland Way, Bolton, BL6 6SF
Time: 8:00am - 10:45am
Theme: Business Strategy, Open new markets & Export, Start a business

Sorry this event has already taken place - please see our forthcoming events list

Are you a food or drink producer based in Greater Manchester?

From insights about what small / major retailers expect from their suppliers; to the latest ways in which you can test and improve your products, this new series of workshops is designed to give food and drink businesses the skills and confidence needed to break into new retail markets. Along with the opportunity to pitch your product to retailers and those in the food services.

Developed by the Business Growth Hub this introductory breakfast event will feature a discussion about the ways in which the Hub can help businesses, as well as an introduction to the workshops that will be running in April. There will also be an opportunity to hear from all the workshop presenters and find out what's involved to improve your business performance, skills and processes.

Series of Workshops
Tuesday 5th April - Food safety and accreditation- opening new markets through continual improvements
Wednesday 6th April - Taking a food and drink product to market NPD (new product development) and branding/strategy.
Tuesday 12th April - Selling your product and brand to the market
o Part 1 - Small and medium sized buyers
o Part 2 - Large buyers
Wednesday 13th April - Practice pitching session.

There will also be the opportunity to meet with retailers and those in the food services at the final events to take place in April / May. These final events will be strictly limited to those businesses that are best placed / retail ready for the buyer, at the buyers discretion.

Please be aware that you are registering for the launch event only. There will be the opportunity to register for the workshops at the event itself.


08:00am Registration and breakfast
08:30am Welcome, Hilary Centeleghe, Senior Growth Manager, Business Growth Hub
08:40am Food Safety and Accreditation, Manchester Metropolitan University
08:55am Taking food and drink products to market
Part 1 - University of Chester
Part 2 - IWP Communications
09:25am Selling your product and brand
Part 1 - Small and medium sized buyers
Part 2 - Large buyers
09:55am Question and answer session with the panel
10:15am Closing remarks & networking
10:45am Event close

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