Food Mania!

Central Library, Manchester
Thursday 3rd October, 5.30 – 7

Let our expert Speed Mentors help you turn your new food business into a tasty success

The UK’s food and drinks sector is going from strength to strength with developments in street food and markets, pop-up catering, hospitality and myriad innovative new product launches all contributing to our growing reputation as a nation of foodies. With almost 7,000 micro, small and medium businesses in the food and drinks manufacturing sector last year, there’s certainly no shortage of new brands eager to take a bite out of the market.

Whether you’ve got an idea for a new product or service that will shake-up the sector, or you’re already small business owner in the sector with ambitions to take a bigger piece of a profitable pie, don’t miss this opportunity to chat to our seasoned food sector experts.

This fun and informal event brings together a team of experts in the food, drink and hospitality sectors to provide insight, support and guidance on everything from funding to flavour, product to packaging and seasoning to sales!

Mentors include:

Edwin Booth CBE, Chairman & CEO of Booth’s supermarkets
Dave Rigby, founder of Manchester Three Rivers Gin and the BIPC’s Entrepreneur in Residence
Emma Wren from Geordie Seoul, Korean street food
Joe Harper from Just Bee Drinks
Jason Bailey from Grub Manchester
Yetti Tabai, founder of Yetti’s Kitchen (Caribbean fusion restaurant) and author of Food Business From Home
Claire Kelsey from Ginger’s Comfort Emporium
Rachel Gilkes, Senior Enterprise Co-ordinator Back On Track
Nick Jeffs from Plant Meats Food
Alex Shaw from Kickback Coffee