Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events

The Food and Drink Forum recognises businesses’ needs to meet and learn in order to thrive. Networking and industry award events provide an informal way to make connections and create commercial opportunities whilst training events offer a more formal way to introduce new thinking into a business. The Forum runs range of events throughout the year to meet these needs, enabling food and drink businesses to create growth and promote the sector as a whole.

 

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* Sutton Bonington Farmers MarkeSutton Bonington Farmers Marke

Time: 1:50 pm

Based at the University of Nottingham’s Sutton Bonington Campus, this student run farmers market takes place monthly during term time and is a former winner of market of the year at the BBC Food and Farming Awards 2012. Making local, fresh and seasonal produce easily available to university staff, students and the community, Sutton Bonington Farmers Market has over 35 local food producers, with products ranging from locally produced vegetables, cakes meats and more.

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* Melton Mowbray Farmer’s MarketMelton Mowbray Farmer’s Market

Time: 8:00 am

Hosted on both Tuesday and Friday every week and running for a total of 150 years and counting, Melton Mowbray Farmer’s Market has earned a stellar reputation by hosting a number of high quality, successful traders each week, selling a number of different products. Some of these products include cheese, fish, freshly brewed coffee, high quality fruit and vegetables and Asian and Chinese cuisine.

* Smartphone ShootingSmartphone Shooting

Time: 10:00 am

Video is such a powerful tool and perfect for those in the food and drink industry. There is so much potential to showcase your colourful ingredients, recipes, creativity and yourselves! This session will whet your appetite for creating video content and allow your audience to really get to know you and what goes into your finished dish. Unleash your creativity and get in front of the camera to embrace video and what it can do for your business.

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* Bristol Farmer’s and ProducersBristol Farmer’s and Producers

Time: 8:30 am

Bristol Farmers’ and Producers’ Market gives you the chance to buy a number of different products from a number of great food and drink companies, Bristol Farmers’ and Producers Markets’ is an awarding winning market held every Wednesday. You can buy produce from great companies such as Somerset Charcuterie, Little Hollows Pasta and Xisto Wines.

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* Harborough MarketHarborough Market

Time: 8:00 am

Held on the first Thursday of each month, Harborough Market has been running for over 800 years and gives you the great the opportunity to browse and buy an assortment of great food products. Some of these products include fish, cheese, cakes, sweets and even non food products such as jewellery, furniture and pet supplies. This is a great place to buy a number of great food and drink products.

* Reopening & Rebuilding WebinarReopening & Rebuilding Webinar

Time: 10:00 am

COVID-19 Recovery: Helping Nottingham high street businesses access key information.

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* Melton Mowbray Farmer’s MarketMelton Mowbray Farmer’s Market

Time: 8:00 am

Hosted on both Tuesday and Friday every week and running for a total of 150 years and counting, Melton Mowbray Farmer’s Market has earned a stellar reputation by hosting a number of high quality, successful traders each week, selling a number of different products. Some of these products include cheese, fish, freshly brewed coffee, high quality fruit and vegetables and Asian and Chinese cuisine.

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* Wollaton Farmers MarketWollaton Farmers Market

Time: 8:00 am

Wollaton farmers market is in a convenient location ready for you on the first Saturday of every month, with producers selling a wide range of food and drink products for you to purchase. These products include beef, pork, fruit, veg and flour.

* Bath Farmer’s MarketBath Farmer’s Market

Time: 9:00 am

Held at Green Park in Bath every Saturday, Bath Farmers’ Market has been running since 1997, promoting some of the best quality products from various different companies. The market also supports small or new producers as well as some of the established companies that are around today. Here you can find award winning produce such as fish, pork, sweet pastries, chocolates, tea & coffee and many more.

* Stroud Farmer’s MarketStroud Farmer’s Market

Time: 9:00 am

Twice awarded the best Farmers’ Market in the UK, Stroud Farmers Market is the place to be for great products. Countless amounts of companies attend the Farmers’ market and countless amounts of customers attend to by the best quality produce. You can find companies such as Gould’s Cheddar, Bow-in-the-Cloud Wine Vineyard and Faithfull’s Quality Baking.

* Cake International VirtualCake International Virtual

Time: 10:00 am

Cake International Virtual Edition - March 2021 Enjoy 30+ hours of incredible cake decorating tutorials and content brought to you by global artists within themed zones. We loved it, our cake artists and partners loved it and you loved it so we are bringing you another virtual CI event this March. We just couldn’t see the winter through without something to look forward to until our live event in June! It’s going to be another show-stopping virtual event with themed zones providing you with inspiring tutorials and content from leading artists around the globe. There will again be a HUGE amount of content for just £8 and you can access this from our live date, 6th March 2021 right through until 1st May 2021!

* Burbage Farmer’s MarketBurbage Farmer’s Market

Time: 2:19 pm

Taking place on the first Saturday of each month, Burbage Farmer’s Market gives you a wonderful chance to browse and buy a number of different products from a number of different great companies. Some of these products consist of cakes, cheese, farmhouse pies and sweet treats amongst many more wonderful products for you to get your hands on.

* Axbridge Farmer’s MarketAxbridge Farmer’s Market

Time: 4:21 pm

Held right in the centre of Axbridge in Axbridge Town Square, Axbridge Farmers’ Market has been running for fifteen plus years and is home to some of the best food and drink companies across the South West. The market is held on the first Saturday of the month and for the past two years has been shortlisted for Taste of the West’s Best Farmers’ Market. Some of the regular stallholders you can find here consist of The Humble Pie Co, Fussels Fine Foods and Mere Fish Farm, amongst twenty two other companies that can be found at the market.

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* Melton Mowbray Farmer’s MarketMelton Mowbray Farmer’s Market

Time: 8:00 am

Hosted on both Tuesday and Friday every week and running for a total of 150 years and counting, Melton Mowbray Farmer’s Market has earned a stellar reputation by hosting a number of high quality, successful traders each week, selling a number of different products. Some of these products include cheese, fish, freshly brewed coffee, high quality fruit and vegetables and Asian and Chinese cuisine.

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* Loughborough Farmer’s MarketLoughborough Farmer’s Market

Time: 8:00 am

Loughborough Farmer’s Market is a great place to sell local food and drink products including bread, fruit and vegetables , eggs and honey. The market also has plans to add a new Craft Market to the existing market, which will help to appeal to a wider audience. This is a brilliant opportunity for you to find a range of local products and is not one to be missed. This event is being held on the second Wednesday of every month.

* Bristol Farmer’s and ProducersBristol Farmer’s and Producers

Time: 8:30 am

Bristol Farmers’ and Producers’ Market gives you the chance to buy a number of different products from a number of great food and drink companies, Bristol Farmers’ and Producers Markets’ is an awarding winning market held every Wednesday. You can buy produce from great companies such as Somerset Charcuterie, Little Hollows Pasta and Xisto Wines.

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* Chesterfield Farmers MarketChesterfield Farmers Market

Time: 8:00 am

Chesterfield Farmers Market is home to some of the best locally produced products in Derbyshire, taking place on the second Thursday of every month, this is something not to be missed. There are a multitude of products sold at the market ranging from fresh Italian pasta sauces, locally brewed ales, freshly caught fish and locally grown fruit and vegetables.

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* Melton Mowbray Farmer’s MarketMelton Mowbray Farmer’s Market

Time: 8:00 am

Hosted on both Tuesday and Friday every week and running for a total of 150 years and counting, Melton Mowbray Farmer’s Market has earned a stellar reputation by hosting a number of high quality, successful traders each week, selling a number of different products. Some of these products include cheese, fish, freshly brewed coffee, high quality fruit and vegetables and Asian and Chinese cuisine.

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* Castle Donington Farmer’s MarkCastle Donington Farmer’s Mark

Time: 8:00 am

Castle Donington Farmers Market is held on the second Saturday of each month and is home to some great producers such as the Peckish Artisan Kitchen, Patricia’s Jams & Chutney, Nick the Fish and many others. A range of products are sold here consisting of Indian snacks and sweets, local honey, eggs and tea and coffee. This is the ideal place to get a multitude of products and not one to miss.

* West Bridgford Farmers MarketWest Bridgford Farmers Market

Time: 8:00 am

Taking place on the second and fourth Saturday of every month, West Bridgford Farmers Market is a place for people to buy products from a multitude of companies, with prod-ucts such as mushrooms, cheeses, hand-made chocolates and honey. This is the perfect place to go to keep up with the latest fresh produce throughout the D2N2 area.

* Weston Local Producers MarketWeston Local Producers Market

Time: 8:30 am

Weston Local Producers Market — Taking place on the second Saturday of each month, the Weston Local Producers Market gives you the amazing opportunity to buy some of the best quality products from the best local food producers. You can purchase a number of different products, such as cheese., meat, bread and fruit and veg, amongst many more products.

* Frome Farmer’s MarketFrome Farmer’s Market

Time: 8:30 am

Frome Farmer’s Market is held on the second Saturday of each month, Frome Farmer’s Market is the recipient of many awards, including most recently a Gold Taste of the West award. There is a great amount of companies that you can choose from to be produce, with products ranging from cheese, cider, meat, scotch eggs and many more.

* Keynsham Farmer’s MarketKeynsham Farmer’s Market

Time: 9:00 am

Taking place on the second Saturday of each month, Keynsham Farmer’s Market is a n ideal source for some of the best food produce around. The market consists of established and award winning food and drink companies such as the Humble Pie Co, Somerset Cheese Company and the Incredible Brewing Co.

* Stroud Farmer’s MarketStroud Farmer’s Market

Time: 9:00 am

Twice awarded the best Farmers’ Market in the UK, Stroud Farmers Market is the place to be for great products. Countless amounts of companies attend the Farmers’ market and countless amounts of customers attend to by the best quality produce. You can find companies such as Gould’s Cheddar, Bow-in-the-Cloud Wine Vineyard and Faithfull’s Quality Baking.

* Bath Farmer’s MarketBath Farmer’s Market

Time: 9:00 am

Held at Green Park in Bath every Saturday, Bath Farmers’ Market has been running since 1997, promoting some of the best quality products from various different companies. The market also supports small or new producers as well as some of the established companies that are around today. Here you can find award winning produce such as fish, pork, sweet pastries, chocolates, tea & coffee and many more.

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* Melton Mowbray Farmer’s MarketMelton Mowbray Farmer’s Market

Time: 8:00 am

Hosted on both Tuesday and Friday every week and running for a total of 150 years and counting, Melton Mowbray Farmer’s Market has earned a stellar reputation by hosting a number of high quality, successful traders each week, selling a number of different products. Some of these products include cheese, fish, freshly brewed coffee, high quality fruit and vegetables and Asian and Chinese cuisine.

* FDEA Export ConnectionsFDEA Export Connections

Time: 9:00 am

Food & Drink: FDEA Export Connections Virtual Meet the Buyer Opportunity Midlands Engine are pleased to support a limited number of funded places for the regions food and drink businesses to participate in the FDEA Export Connections Virtual Meet the Buyer event. The virtual event supported by DIT Food and Drink sector team takes place from 16th to 18th March 2021. The focus for this event is on the Sweets, Snacks and Hot Beverages categories to support the UK producers who would usually exhibit at the ISM trade fair. The largest UK pavilion at a single sector trade show. Hosted by the Food & Drink Exporters Association (FDEA), this online event will enable UK producers to meet with international distributors wanting to source UK brands and add new products to their portfolio. The platform will facilitate meetings between UK suppliers and distributors that match each other’s requirements, hugely needed whilst global traders cannot meet in person at trade shows. What is the offer to UK producers? Connect: Showcase your products, be seen by the participating distributors and market experts; view their profiles and make connections. Additionally there will be inspiring roundtable discussions, debates and workshops with our network of in-market experts and professional service providers Meet: hosted on a dedicated platform, Export Connections will allow you to set up one to one meetings at times that suit you on the 3 open days of the event. Plus full access to the platform to continue contact for one month after the published dates. Learn: Join in a programme of insightful presentations, exporter round tables, market updates and guidance on the new trading environment. A great opportunity to build knowledge and share insights with industry peers. Costs There are a limited number of places which will be funded by the Midlands Engine. These will be allocated on a first come first serve basis to eligible businesses who also match the target food and drink categories. Please note that if the Midlands Engine funded places become full, you can still participate in this event by registering directly with FDEA which will incur a cost of £175 for members or £225 for non-members. Register your interest before Thursday 25th February at 5pm

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* Bristol Farmer’s and ProducersBristol Farmer’s and Producers

Time: 8:30 am

Bristol Farmers’ and Producers’ Market gives you the chance to buy a number of different products from a number of great food and drink companies, Bristol Farmers’ and Producers Markets’ is an awarding winning market held every Wednesday. You can buy produce from great companies such as Somerset Charcuterie, Little Hollows Pasta and Xisto Wines.

* Digital Marketing & PromotionDigital Marketing & Promotion

Time: 10:00 am

Food and Drink – Digital Marketing and Promotion for Your Products Due to the global pandemic, the world of eCommerce has been a lifeline for many producers who have moved online to market and sell their products to survive. Being prepared for this is essential to successful sales not only from a strategic, operational viewpoint but also from a technical perspective. The seminar will touch on many aspects of digital marketing and all things “e” related, not only for promotional purposes but also as a viable sales channel. The Seminar will include presentations from key experts who are subject-area specialists. Helen Tarver will introduce you to the art of writing content and will provide a range of tips and tricks for creative content development that promotes your business and brand. In choosing the best platform to promote your online sales, Beryl Pettitt will help you to gain a better understanding of the platforms and how to choose the one that will have the best outreach for your brand and business. Branding and how to ensure your product brand is ready for an online market. Our guest speaker will discuss with you how to ensure your brands is ready for an online audience. Who should attend this session? Food and Drink producers who are interested in having a larger presence “online”. What will we cover? Importance of good photography Developing Content for Social Media Choosing which social media platforms are best for your product Product Branding for an online audience What outcomes can you expect from joining us? You will leave this webinar with a range of tools to help you: Preparation required for selling online Understanding the importance of content for an online audience Brand checks – ensuring your online platform will relate to your brand Understanding how important tone is in your content development

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* LEISURE FOOD & BEVERAGE EXPOLEISURE FOOD & BEVERAGE EXPO

Time: 10:00 am

LEISURE FOOD & BEVERAGE EXPO We’re delighted to confirm that Leisure Food & Beverage Expo will be returning to the NEC Birmingham on the 18th & 19th March, and we’d love to see you all there as we reconnect the industry and share inspirational ideas! This year’s show is the one stop marketplace for visitor attractions looking to expand their food and drink offerings, thus improving their visitor experience and staying ahead of the competition! Combining 250 inspirational seminars, 500 leading suppliers, live panel debates, unrivalled networking and industry awards – it serves everything you need to optimise your food and drink offerings at your attraction. Whether you’re looking for new ways to sustainably package your products or for the latest vegan or non-alcoholic beverages, you can find everything you need to improve your business - all under one roof! You’ll be able to experience all the latest innovations, solutions and trends from across the globe that are driving innovation, and hear industry experts from the biggest brands on the planet divulge their very own secrets to success, enabling you to return to your business armed with ambition and brimming with ideas and inspiration. The show runs alongside 5 other industry leading events, together forming Leisure, Hospitality & Tourism World. There you’ll be part of Europe’s largest exhibition of its kind, to discover everything you’ll need to take your business to the next level.

* FARM BUSINESS INNOVATIONFARM BUSINESS INNOVATION

Time: 10:00 am

We’re delighted to confirm that Farm Business Innovation will be returning to the NEC Birmingham on the 18th & 19th March, and we’d love to see you all there as we reconnect the industry and share inspirational ideas! The show is the ultimate event for farmers, landowners, rural businesses, entrepreneurs, estate and country house owners to find the inspiration, resources and advice they need to diversify, innovate and make more from their land. With your FREE ticket secured for the show in 2021, you can expect to immerse yourself in the ultimate marketplace for farmers and landowners. This year’s most incredible line-up boasts over 1,000 cutting-edge suppliers, 500 inspirational seminars, panel debates, countless networking opportunities, innovation awards, and much more! All under one roof, whether you want to gear up for glamping, look into alternative crops or livestock, run events on your land or revitalise rural retail, the show is a one-stop shop for everything you could possibly need to optimise your profits. You’ll be able to experience all the latest products, solutions and systems from across the globe that are driving innovation, and hear industry experts from the biggest brands on the planet divulge their very own secrets to success, enabling you to return to your business armed with ambition and brimming with ideas and inspiration. The show runs alongside 5 other industry leading events, together forming the Leisure, Hospitality & Tourism World. There you’ll be part of Europe’s largest exhibition of its kind, to discover everything you’ll need to take your business to the next level.

* Production Efficiency in 2021Production Efficiency in 2021

Time: 10:00 am

Food and Drink Production Efficiency in 2021 Food manufacturers are facing constant pressures and challenges to save time and money alongside facing additional demands and changes to service models and customer requirements. This webinar will focus on cost and time saving across production, machinery, suppliers and operations.

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* Melton Mowbray Farmer’s MarketMelton Mowbray Farmer’s Market

Time: 8:00 am

Hosted on both Tuesday and Friday every week and running for a total of 150 years and counting, Melton Mowbray Farmer’s Market has earned a stellar reputation by hosting a number of high quality, successful traders each week, selling a number of different products. Some of these products include cheese, fish, freshly brewed coffee, high quality fruit and vegetables and Asian and Chinese cuisine.

* LEISURE FOOD & BEVERAGE EXPOLEISURE FOOD & BEVERAGE EXPO

Time: 10:00 am

LEISURE FOOD & BEVERAGE EXPO We’re delighted to confirm that Leisure Food & Beverage Expo will be returning to the NEC Birmingham on the 18th & 19th March, and we’d love to see you all there as we reconnect the industry and share inspirational ideas! This year’s show is the one stop marketplace for visitor attractions looking to expand their food and drink offerings, thus improving their visitor experience and staying ahead of the competition! Combining 250 inspirational seminars, 500 leading suppliers, live panel debates, unrivalled networking and industry awards – it serves everything you need to optimise your food and drink offerings at your attraction. Whether you’re looking for new ways to sustainably package your products or for the latest vegan or non-alcoholic beverages, you can find everything you need to improve your business - all under one roof! You’ll be able to experience all the latest innovations, solutions and trends from across the globe that are driving innovation, and hear industry experts from the biggest brands on the planet divulge their very own secrets to success, enabling you to return to your business armed with ambition and brimming with ideas and inspiration. The show runs alongside 5 other industry leading events, together forming Leisure, Hospitality & Tourism World. There you’ll be part of Europe’s largest exhibition of its kind, to discover everything you’ll need to take your business to the next level.

* FARM BUSINESS INNOVATIONFARM BUSINESS INNOVATION

Time: 10:00 am

We’re delighted to confirm that Farm Business Innovation will be returning to the NEC Birmingham on the 18th & 19th March, and we’d love to see you all there as we reconnect the industry and share inspirational ideas! The show is the ultimate event for farmers, landowners, rural businesses, entrepreneurs, estate and country house owners to find the inspiration, resources and advice they need to diversify, innovate and make more from their land. With your FREE ticket secured for the show in 2021, you can expect to immerse yourself in the ultimate marketplace for farmers and landowners. This year’s most incredible line-up boasts over 1,000 cutting-edge suppliers, 500 inspirational seminars, panel debates, countless networking opportunities, innovation awards, and much more! All under one roof, whether you want to gear up for glamping, look into alternative crops or livestock, run events on your land or revitalise rural retail, the show is a one-stop shop for everything you could possibly need to optimise your profits. You’ll be able to experience all the latest products, solutions and systems from across the globe that are driving innovation, and hear industry experts from the biggest brands on the planet divulge their very own secrets to success, enabling you to return to your business armed with ambition and brimming with ideas and inspiration. The show runs alongside 5 other industry leading events, together forming the Leisure, Hospitality & Tourism World. There you’ll be part of Europe’s largest exhibition of its kind, to discover everything you’ll need to take your business to the next level.

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* Beeston Farmers MarketBeeston Farmers Market

Time: 8:00 am

Held in Beeston Square, this newly formed farmers market allows customers to buy fresh products, all locally produced and in a great location. You will have the ability to speak directly with both artisan producers and farmers to pick their brains about the food and drink you will be purchasing. A plethora of products are sold here, including handmade fudge, artisan bread, speciality teas and many more. The market is held on the 3rd Saturday of each month.

* Bath Farmer’s MarketBath Farmer’s Market

Time: 9:00 am

Held at Green Park in Bath every Saturday, Bath Farmers’ Market has been running since 1997, promoting some of the best quality products from various different companies. The market also supports small or new producers as well as some of the established companies that are around today. Here you can find award winning produce such as fish, pork, sweet pastries, chocolates, tea & coffee and many more.

* Stroud Farmer’s MarketStroud Farmer’s Market

Time: 9:00 am

Twice awarded the best Farmers’ Market in the UK, Stroud Farmers Market is the place to be for great products. Countless amounts of companies attend the Farmers’ market and countless amounts of customers attend to by the best quality produce. You can find companies such as Gould’s Cheddar, Bow-in-the-Cloud Wine Vineyard and Faithfull’s Quality Baking.

* LEISURE FOOD & BEVERAGE EXPOLEISURE FOOD & BEVERAGE EXPO

Time: 10:00 am

LEISURE FOOD & BEVERAGE EXPO We’re delighted to confirm that Leisure Food & Beverage Expo will be returning to the NEC Birmingham on the 18th & 19th March, and we’d love to see you all there as we reconnect the industry and share inspirational ideas! This year’s show is the one stop marketplace for visitor attractions looking to expand their food and drink offerings, thus improving their visitor experience and staying ahead of the competition! Combining 250 inspirational seminars, 500 leading suppliers, live panel debates, unrivalled networking and industry awards – it serves everything you need to optimise your food and drink offerings at your attraction. Whether you’re looking for new ways to sustainably package your products or for the latest vegan or non-alcoholic beverages, you can find everything you need to improve your business - all under one roof! You’ll be able to experience all the latest innovations, solutions and trends from across the globe that are driving innovation, and hear industry experts from the biggest brands on the planet divulge their very own secrets to success, enabling you to return to your business armed with ambition and brimming with ideas and inspiration. The show runs alongside 5 other industry leading events, together forming Leisure, Hospitality & Tourism World. There you’ll be part of Europe’s largest exhibition of its kind, to discover everything you’ll need to take your business to the next level.

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* Melton Mowbray Farmer’s MarketMelton Mowbray Farmer’s Market

Time: 8:00 am

Hosted on both Tuesday and Friday every week and running for a total of 150 years and counting, Melton Mowbray Farmer’s Market has earned a stellar reputation by hosting a number of high quality, successful traders each week, selling a number of different products. Some of these products include cheese, fish, freshly brewed coffee, high quality fruit and vegetables and Asian and Chinese cuisine.

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* Bristol Farmer’s and ProducersBristol Farmer’s and Producers

Time: 8:30 am

Bristol Farmers’ and Producers’ Market gives you the chance to buy a number of different products from a number of great food and drink companies, Bristol Farmers’ and Producers Markets’ is an awarding winning market held every Wednesday. You can buy produce from great companies such as Somerset Charcuterie, Little Hollows Pasta and Xisto Wines.

* Level 2 HACCPLevel 2 HACCP

Time: 11:41 am

DISCOUNT FOR FDF MEMBERS - CALL 0115 975 8810. SALSA has developed a practical and interactive full day course where delegates will gain a sound knowledge of HACCP and the confidence to apply it within their business.

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* Research and DevelopmentResearch and Development

Time: 10:00 am

Research and Development Tax Credits Investment in your business has never been more important. Finding new ways to be innovative to keep one step ahead of our competitors can be a huge drain on our finances. At ZLX we work with you to ascertain if any of your projects classify, and, providing you meet the qualification criteria, we can present your claim to HMRC for inspection. We have a 100% success rate on all qualifying claims with clients receiving an average of £77k of their original investment back from HMRC! For a small amount of time investment from you, we help you gain back £1000's

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* Melton Mowbray Farmer’s MarketMelton Mowbray Farmer’s Market

Time: 8:00 am

Hosted on both Tuesday and Friday every week and running for a total of 150 years and counting, Melton Mowbray Farmer’s Market has earned a stellar reputation by hosting a number of high quality, successful traders each week, selling a number of different products. Some of these products include cheese, fish, freshly brewed coffee, high quality fruit and vegetables and Asian and Chinese cuisine.

* Eat & Drink Spring 2021Eat & Drink Spring 2021

Time: 10:00 am

Eat &; Drink Spring Festival 2021 - Weekday Friday 26th March - Sunday 11th April 2021 OLYMPIA EXHIBITION CENTRE, LONDON, LONDON, W14 8UX

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* West Bridgford Farmers MarketWest Bridgford Farmers Market

Time: 8:00 am

Taking place on the second and fourth Saturday of every month, West Bridgford Farmers Market is a place for people to buy products from a multitude of companies, with prod-ucts such as mushrooms, cheeses, hand-made chocolates and honey. This is the perfect place to go to keep up with the latest fresh produce throughout the D2N2 area.

* Bath Farmer’s MarketBath Farmer’s Market

Time: 9:00 am

Held at Green Park in Bath every Saturday, Bath Farmers’ Market has been running since 1997, promoting some of the best quality products from various different companies. The market also supports small or new producers as well as some of the established companies that are around today. Here you can find award winning produce such as fish, pork, sweet pastries, chocolates, tea & coffee and many more.

* Stroud Farmer’s MarketStroud Farmer’s Market

Time: 9:00 am

Twice awarded the best Farmers’ Market in the UK, Stroud Farmers Market is the place to be for great products. Countless amounts of companies attend the Farmers’ market and countless amounts of customers attend to by the best quality produce. You can find companies such as Gould’s Cheddar, Bow-in-the-Cloud Wine Vineyard and Faithfull’s Quality Baking.

* Eat & Drink Spring 2021Eat & Drink Spring 2021

Time: 10:00 am

Eat &; Drink Spring Festival 2021 - Weekday Friday 26th March - Sunday 11th April 2021 OLYMPIA EXHIBITION CENTRE, LONDON, LONDON, W14 8UX

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* Eat & Drink Spring 2021Eat & Drink Spring 2021

Time: 10:00 am

Eat &; Drink Spring Festival 2021 - Weekday Friday 26th March - Sunday 11th April 2021 OLYMPIA EXHIBITION CENTRE, LONDON, LONDON, W14 8UX

* Market Bosworth's Farmer’sMarket Bosworth's Farmer’s

Time: 2:21 pm

Commencing on the final Sunday of each month, Market Bosworth’s Farmer’s Market is an excellent place to buy a plethora of local products. At the market you have the chance to buy anything from local fruit, jam, cakes, honey, beer, wine and so much more. You even have the opportunity of buying a number of non food products including soaps, plants and multiple other items.

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* Eat & Drink Spring 2021Eat & Drink Spring 2021

Time: 10:00 am

Eat &; Drink Spring Festival 2021 - Weekday Friday 26th March - Sunday 11th April 2021 OLYMPIA EXHIBITION CENTRE, LONDON, LONDON, W14 8UX

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* Melton Mowbray Farmer’s MarketMelton Mowbray Farmer’s Market

Time: 8:00 am

Hosted on both Tuesday and Friday every week and running for a total of 150 years and counting, Melton Mowbray Farmer’s Market has earned a stellar reputation by hosting a number of high quality, successful traders each week, selling a number of different products. Some of these products include cheese, fish, freshly brewed coffee, high quality fruit and vegetables and Asian and Chinese cuisine.

* Business Continuity & PlanningBusiness Continuity & Planning

Time: 10:00 am

Food and Drink – Business Continuity and Resilience Planning This seminar will provide an opportunity to think about and start to prepare a useable Business Continuity and Resilience Plan. Looking at aspects such as risk analysis and getting an overall view of strategic planning to enable you to work on the business, not in it! Many businesses may have thought in the past that Business Continuity and Resilience Planning were areas for large corporates – but that has changed since 2020! Business strategic planning has proven to be one mechanism for sustainability in these challenging times. This seminar works across a range of areas to develop your thinking around the future, how you will get there and how you will identify and mitigate against known (or unknown!) risks. Who should attend this session? Food and drink producers who are looking to develop their strategic thinking and have policies and procedures in place to support their continuity and resilience. What will we cover? Policies and procedures Why strategic planning is important Horizon scanning and how far to go Risk analysis Contingency planning What outcomes can you expect from joining us? You will leave this webinar with a range of tools to help you: Draft Policies in these areas A greater understanding of the importance of strategic planning An outline business continuity plan Some useful tools and tips to take forward around Risk Analysis and Resilience Who’ll be presenting this webinar? Rachel Mallows MBE is a Northamptonshire businesswoman with over 30 years’ experience in delivering training, coaching, mentoring and business support. Rachel is the founder and Managing Director of The Mallows Company Limited, a Wellingborough based business with a regional remit, supporting SMEs and larger businesses with a focus on the food and drink sector. Rachel is also Director of the Weetabix Northamptonshire Food and Drink Awards (founded in 2009), Made In Northamptonshire, and is Chair of Trustees of The Daylight Centre, Wellingborough which runs a food bank. This presentation is delivered in partnership with Business Gateway Growth Hub and Food and Drink Forum and is part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund. Places are limited and priority will be given to trading SMEs based in Leicester and Leicestershire.

* Eat & Drink Spring 2021Eat & Drink Spring 2021

Time: 10:00 am

Eat &; Drink Spring Festival 2021 - Weekday Friday 26th March - Sunday 11th April 2021 OLYMPIA EXHIBITION CENTRE, LONDON, LONDON, W14 8UX

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* Bristol Farmer’s and ProducersBristol Farmer’s and Producers

Time: 8:30 am

Bristol Farmers’ and Producers’ Market gives you the chance to buy a number of different products from a number of great food and drink companies, Bristol Farmers’ and Producers Markets’ is an awarding winning market held every Wednesday. You can buy produce from great companies such as Somerset Charcuterie, Little Hollows Pasta and Xisto Wines.

* Accessing and Managing FinanceAccessing and Managing Finance

Time: 10:00 am

Food and Drink – Accessing and Managing Finance Support The seminar is aimed at food and drink producers who are looking to maximise access to internal and external finances. The session will cover a range of financial areas that can add value to a business’s cash flow and provide advice on how to make their existing funds stretch further. Cash is King! Food producers can benefit greatly from managing their existing cash flow better. In addition to looking at creative ways of securing grants and investments to allow growth projects to come to fruition, the Seminar will introduce you to a range of creative ways of doing just that. It will introduce you to the world of grant funding and provide support with not only identifying funds but securing them too. Who should attend this session? Food and Drink Producers looking to maximise internal and external finances. What will we cover? •Procurement practices •How to identify and secure grant funding and investment •Accessing Government and other financial support •Cash flow forecasting •Contingency planning •R&D Tax Credits – Introduction •Other investment opportunities •Invoicing options •Securing outstanding debts What outcomes can you expect from joining us? You will leave this webinar with a range of tools to help you: •Procurement processes to save money •A greater understanding of the grant programme system •How to access grant funding •How to develop projects to be eligible for grant funding •Benefits of cash flow forecasting •Benefits of accessing R&D Tax Credits •Considerations around financial management in business Who’ll be presenting this webinar? Rachel Mallows MBE is a Northamptonshire businesswoman with over 30 years’ experience in delivering training, coaching, mentoring and business support. Rachel is the founder and Managing Director of The Mallows Company Limited, a Wellingborough based business with a regional remit, supporting SMEs and larger businesses with a focus on the food and drink sector. Rachel is also Director of the Weetabix Northamptonshire Food and Drink Awards (founded in 2009), Made In Northamptonshire, and is Chair of Trustees of The Daylight Centre, Wellingborough which runs a food bank. This presentation is delivered in partnership with Business Gateway Growth Hub and Food and Drink Forum and is part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund. Places are limited and priority will be given to trading SMEs based in Leicester and Leicestershire.

* Eat & Drink Spring 2021Eat & Drink Spring 2021

Time: 10:00 am

Eat &; Drink Spring Festival 2021 - Weekday Friday 26th March - Sunday 11th April 2021 OLYMPIA EXHIBITION CENTRE, LONDON, LONDON, W14 8UX