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Food & Drink Sector

Free support if you are a food or drink producer

Are you ready to future-proof your business?

To combat the challenges of recent times we’ve seen many food and drink businesses adapting and changing, whether that’s moving to online selling, expanding the product range or accessing new markets. It’s imperative to keep learning and moving forward but the good news is you don’t have to do it alone.

We have a team of experienced advisers that can provide 1-to-1 support as you consider your next steps as well as links with other specialists you can call upon.

Benefits include:

Tailored one to one specialist support

With an ever-changing market due to the Coronavirus pandemic, food and drink businesses should take this opportunity, and the free support available, to diversify, stabilise and future-proof their business.

Complimenting the wider support provided through this programme, each enrolled business will receive consultancy support, free of charge.

The consultancy will cover:

  • Full business diagnostics with an experienced adviser
  • Identifying challenges and opportunities and how to overcome them
  • Support to assist in areas such as food safety, labeling and nutritional analysis
  • Developing action plans for improvement
  • Review the implementation of actions

How will this help my business?


Improve your business performance

In order to remain sustainable and grow your business, you need to demonstrate continuous improvement across all business practices. The learning and implementation of these actions will help your business demonstrate continuous improvement.


Free specialist consultants

The service will be delivered by a team of food technical experts at The Food and Drink Forum, alongside a range of highly skilled guest speakers who specialise in their own food and drink subject matter.


Dedicated Business Adviser

You will receive dedicated support from the Growth Hub's highly experienced food and drink sector specialist. Having your own business adviser on hand to help you get the most from local and national support programmes.


How do I get involved

If you have any questions or are looking for more information about how to get involved email Russell.Pacey@bizgateway.org.uk or complete the "Get in Touch" form below and a member of the team will be in touch. Please be aware that there is limited funding available, so get in touch today.



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Next Steps

If you are food or drink producer and need help to grow your business, please complete the enquiry form below or call 0116 366 8487.