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27th Feb 2019

Foodie Events During Wandsworth Enterprise Month

Grow your food business with leading expert Jane Milton


Leading food industry and growth expert Jane Milton will be running two not-to-be-missed events during Wandsworth Enterprise Month, both designed to help food and drinks entrepreneurs scale up and grow their business.

Jane has spent 30 years in the industry and the last 23 years working with food and drinks businesses – producers, innovators and retailers from around the globe – on strategy and growth. She is also a much sought-after food commentator, and the Telegraph, BBC, Radio 5 Live and C4 Dispatches are just a few of the media outlets she has contributed to.

There are several exciting events in Wandsworth Enterprise Month for food businesses:

The Foodies' Networking Event

Meet your peers, grow your business

Thursday 7 March, 6pm – 9pm

The Exhibit, Balham

This meet-the-mentor style event, hosted by leading industry expert Jane Milton, is a mouth-watering opportunity to expand your network and grow your food/drinks business.

Come and meet food industry experts specialising in law, branding, recruitment, food producers, food PR, distributors, food service and retail experts who will share their insights, expertise and best business advice. Over 100 years of combined experience in one room, all wanting to help your business!

Tickets £5.00 Book here:

Drinks and canapes provided.

Scale Up Your Food Business

Wednesday 13 March, 9am – 12pm

The Exhibit, Balham

This interactive masterclass will demonstrate the tools and techniques needed to take your business to the next level, such as dealing with suppliers, improving your business plan, discovering your customer avatar, and understanding supply chains and routes to market.

Topics covered include:

Dealing with suppliers

Revising/improving your business plan

Marketing strategies

Understanding how supply chains work

Tickets £6

Get Media Coverage For Your Business On A Budget

Monday 11 March, 10am – 1pm

South Thames College

Learn how to find your 'hook', pitch to journalists and get your food or drinks business into the press in this masterclass by Jessica Huie MBE, founder of award-winning PR agency JH Public Relations.

This practical session will inform you why PR is so important for business growth. It will also equip you with the tools needed to generate your own publicity and raise the profile of your business on a limited budget.

Jessica has worked in PR for over 20 years and in addition to high-profile clients, she also works with a range of small business owners.

Tickets £15

Wandsworth Enterprise Month is supported by Wandsworth Borough Council and Wandsworth Chamber of Commerce, as well as other sponsors.


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