20 Aug 2019

Food and drink businesses in Leicester and Leicestershire are invited to join the Food and Drink Forum Network. Since 1998, the Network has assisted with investment of around £40 million of public funds in the food and drink sector.

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Membership grants businesses some great benefits, including the latest news on funding and grants. other information including the latest sector trends, regulatory changes, certifications (including SALSA, Red Tractor and BRC) and compliance are also available. The Network provides easy access to information that can help stimulate growth and competitiveness. All this is available free of charge when businesses sign up.

Oher benefits of Network membership:

  • Updates on grant funding and support
  • Updates on the availability of food grade premises including Southglade and Leicester City Food Parks
  • Updates on food regulations, legislation and food management system changes through Technical Bites ***
  • Updates on events and networking opportunities
  • Updates on key food industry trends and market intelligence ****
  • Access to and listed, if required, in our online directory of food and drink industry suppliers and services **
  • Access to our meeting rooms and development kitchen **
  • Access to our Technical experts to support you with compliance, food management standards and new product development as well as attending ‘technical drop-in’ sessions for direct one-to-one support.

Network membership also means that you are represented through The Forum’s trade body activity that aims to promote and champion the industry with Local and National Government, Local Enterprise Partnerships and industry regulators to enable more funding and support to the sector.

As a Network member you can also choose to be included in our online directory to access producers, manufacturers, packing companies and other associated services to the sector whilst offering the opportunity to promote your business and products to our network of subscribed members.

To join the Food and Drink Forum Network, head to the Food and Drink Forum website

** Full rates apply but discounts are available through Business Membership

*** Serves in part as a compliance prerequisite for BRC in terms of sector updates

**** Further detailed food industry trends are available through Business Membership

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