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Greater Manchester’s foodie scene is booming. From artisan producers to indie restaurant pop-ups, there has never been a more varied food and drink offering in the region. Now finally boasting a Michelin starred restaurant, 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, Raw Bake, Amal's Pantry and Four Sisters distillery.

Put yourself in the mix by registering your interest.


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.


*Eligibility and suitability criteria apply

What will Recipe4Success cover?

  • Launch event

A great networking opportunity. Learn more about the programme and meet the specialists who will be delivering the workshops.

  • Strategy for scaling: Finding the right ingredients for your business

Finding the right strategy for you.

  • Keeping it legal: regulation in food and drink

Demystifying the food safety systems such as HACCP, SALSA and BRC. This will be followed by insights into how  to bring a product to market: taste, texture, shelf life, nutritional analysis and labelling.

  • Boost your brand, grow your sales

Showing the importance of brand and how to measure the brand effect. Explore how to tell your story effectively, and learn tips and techniques for approaching the decision makers.

  • Your slice of the profits

Find out more about product costings and profitability. Discover how angel investment and crowdfunding could help to take your business to the next level. Finally, explore accounting software that will allow you to work on your business on the go.

  • Life’s a pitch: presenting yourself with confidence

Preparing you to promote yourself and your business in any situation.

  • Showcase/Meet the Buyer panel

An occasion to showcase your products and meet with a panel of buyers. Opportunitu to explore exporting advice from International Trade advisors.

**Please note – Meet the Buyer will be by invitation only. Attendance at all the workshops is recommended so that you’re in the best position to attend this.



Do you want immediate specialist growth advice or support with a business strategy? Take the next steps and Enquire and Grow today.