The UK’s first food founders’ festival will offer solutions to the five biggest problems faced by food and drink SMEs.

 

Industry experts Bread & Jam surveyed* UK food and drink companies to identify and provide solutions to the most common entry and growth barriers within the marketplace. The top five issues raised were:

  • Money ‚Äì funding your business and cash flow
  • Successful crowdfunding ‚Äì to launch or grow your business
  • Retail ‚Äì contacting buyers and getting your products to market
  • E-commerce ‚Äì reaching millions of customers with one click
  • Exporting ‚Äì cashing in on ‚Äòbrand British‚Äô

To help independent producers overcome these hurdles at every stage of their business journey, founders Tara Mei and Jason Gibb return with Bread & Jam, now in its second year.

“Bread & Jam is THE event to go to if you want a crash course on how to navigate the world of FMCG from the industry’s best people” according to the founder of Pip & Nut, Pippa Murray.

Bread & Jam 2017 will bring together hundreds of food founders, retailers, media and industry leaders in a ground-breaking programme of hands-on workshops, panel discussions, meet-the-buyer sessions, new producer awards and inspirational keynotes.

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You will hear from industry icons such as Renée Elliot, founder of Planet Organic; Dan Germain, the voice of Innocent smoothies; Camilla Barnard, co-founder of Rude Health; and Loyd Grossman.

There will be back to back workshops run by industry experts, covering every aspect of building a food business, from crowdfunding to co-packing and from margins to trade-marking.

There are also opportunities to pitch your product to buyers from Ocado, Whole Foods, Planet Organic, Tesco, Amazon, Selfridges and over a dozen farm shops and delis, in one-on-one sessions.

If you are an ambitious food or drink business it is an event not to be missed. It’s all taking place at the Institute of Directors in London on 6th and 7th of October 2017.

And for KTN subscribers only, Bread & Jam is offering 10 tickets at a THIRD OFF normal prices. Simply use the Promotional Code ktn2017 and the first 10 users will get the discount when booking online here. More information can be found at www.breadandjamfest.com.

 

If you are interested in discussing innovation opportunities within food and drink industries you can contact a member of KTN’s Agri-Food Team.

You can also find other events of interest in our full listing of KTN events, including our Turning Data into Decisions in AgriFood event on 22nd November and our Early Career Researchers in Food event on 17th October.

 

*150 entrepreneurs completed the survey in March-April 2017

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