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Greater Manchester has a long history of creating innovative, exciting food and drink products, from Vimto and parma violet gin to the Manchester Egg and Eccles Cake. Outstanding food and drink produced in Greater Manchester is enjoyed by consumers across the UK.

We’re passionate about brilliant food and drink at the Hub, too. We’re looking for sparkling producers based in Greater Manchester who want help to grow their business. Our Recipe4Success programme is designed to do just that.   

Whether you’re a brewery, bakery, soft drink, ice cream or other producer, or a restaurant, deli or cafe looking to commercialise a great product – our Recipe4Success programme’s got something for you. 

Previous programme graduates include Didsbury Gin, Zymurgorium, Loaf Manchester, Four Sisters distillery (pictured), Spice Story (pictured), Africa Al’s (pictured), Sunset International Ltd - Crave (featured).

Put yourself in the mix by registering your interest.

REGISTRATIONS ARE NOW OPEN FOR COHORT SEVEN STARTING IN SEPTEMBER 2022

(to register your interest please complete the form at the bottom of the page)

About Recipe4Success

Recipe4Success is a comprehensive programme of support for Greater Manchester-based SME food and drink businesses with the aspiration to grow. 

Take your business to the next level with our tailored series of food and drink specific workshops and networking events designed to help you overcome barriers and succeed.

The programme culminates in an exciting opportunity to pitch your product to a panel of buyers, ranging from hyperlocal to nationwide chains. You will get the opportunity to practice your pitch and present to a number of industry experts (as well as your peers) for a critique, prior to submitting it to the buyers. 

 

*Eligibility and suitability criteria apply

  • Based within the 10 local authorities within Greater Manchester
  • Employ fewer than 250 people
  • Turnover less than €50m OR balance sheet (less than €43m)

"If you are a small food and drink business in the Greater Manchester area and get a chance to be a part of Recipe 4 Success program, don't miss it.

The best thing about the program is that it is fully funded and you get experts from the food and drink industry. R4S helped me with the retail side of the business and now, I am stocked up in 12 Farm shops in the Greater Manchester area. The programme also helped me with forming great connections with other Food and drink businesses which is helpful even today. The pitch to a national buyer session is the best to get feedback from industry experts.

I would highly recommend Recipe4Success to anyone with a food and drink business."

Rijul Shukla – Spice Story

What will Recipe4Success cover?

CORE SESSIONS

21.09.2022

Food for thought – Develop your Strategy

29.09.2022

Keeping it legal: Essential regulations for the Food & Drink Sector

05.10.2022

Digital Marketing – Establishing your Presence

13.10.2022

Winning Sales

SPECIALISED MASTERCLASSES

Masterclass 5

Future Proofing and building a more impactful Food & Drink Business

Masterclass 6

Boost your brand

Masterclass 7

Stand out Food Photography

Masterclass 8

Polish your pitch – Maximise your potential

MEET THE BUYER

This session kicks off in the morning with an exclusive audience with some of our major supermarket buyers going through the FAQ’s of looking after a major account.

A unique chance to gain information as well as a fantastic networking opportunity

This will be followed by an opportunity for a number of specially selected businesses that have taken part in the programme to pitch their product(s) to a panel of buyers.

Register your interest

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