Recipe for success 

21/01/15
Food and Drink

Food and drink businesses in Bolton could soon see their products on the shelves of a major supermarket following the launch of a series of seminars by Business Growth Hub and Bolton Council.

The three free seminars are being launched for small companies who want to crack medium to large retailers – with a potential opportunity at the end for businesses to pitch their product to representatives of Tesco.

The workshops, taking place in February, are designed to give small companies the skills and confidence they need to break into new retail markets.

They will cover a range of issues including pricing, insight about what major retailers expect from their suppliers, and advice on product development.

And those producers who by the end of the seminars are ‘retail ready’ could get the chance to pitch their product to Tesco.

A launch event will take place on Thursday, January 22 at Bolton Whites Hotel from 8am to 10am.

There will be an opportunity to hear from all of the workshop presenters and find out more about what’s involved.

Bolton Council’s Executive Cabinet Member for Regeneration, Councillor Ebrahim Adia, said: “Supporting local producers is important for us which is why we were keen to work with the Hub in organising these workshops.

“We want to help local food and drink producers grow their businesses and one of the ways we already do this is with our very successful Food and Drink Festival, which last year welcomed more than 150,000 visitors.

“These seminars are designed to give small companies the skills and confidence they need to break into new retail markets. And at the end some of these businesses will have a great opportunity to pitch their product to a major supermarket.”

Director at Business Growth Hub, Richard Jeffery, added: “We’re incredibly pleased to be partnering with Bolton Council to provide local businesses with the opportunity to get their products on the shelves of some of the UK’s biggest retailers.

“We’re always committed to providing a platform for ambitious entrepreneurs to grow and are confident that these events will be a huge success and have a positive impact on the sector.”

The workshops are open to businesses in Greater Manchester. Places are limited, Bolton businesses will get preference and businesses must register for the launch and seminars.

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The workshops, taking place in February, are designed to give small companies the skills and confidence they need to break into new retail markets.































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































 































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































They will cover a range of issues including pricing, insight about what major retailers expect from their suppliers, and advice on product development.































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































 































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































And those producers who by the end of the seminars are ‘retail ready’ could get the chance to pitch their product to Tesco.































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































 































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































A launch event will take place on Thursday, January 22 at Bolton Whites Hotel from 8am to 10am.































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































 































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































There will be an opportunity to hear from all of the workshop presenters and find out more about what’s involved.































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































 































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































Bolton Council’s Executive Cabinet Member for Regeneration, Councillor Ebrahim Adia, said: “Supporting local producers is important for us which is why we were keen to work with the Hub in organising these workshops.

“We want to help local food and drink producers grow their businesses and one of the ways we already do this is with our very successful Food and Drink Festival, which last year welcomed more than 150,000 visitors.































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































 































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































“These seminars are designed to give small companies the skills and confidence they need to break into new retail markets. And at the end some of these businesses will have a great opportunity to pitch their product to a major supermarket.”































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































 































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































Director at Business Growth Hub, Richard Jeffery, added: “We’re incredibly pleased to be partnering with Bolton Council to provide local businesses with the opportunity to get their products on the shelves of some of the UK’s biggest retailers.

“We’re always committed to providing a platform for ambitious entrepreneurs to grow and are confident that these events will be a huge success and have a positive impact on the sector.”































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































 































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































The workshops are open to businesses in Greater Manchester. Places are limited, Bolton businesses will get preference and businesses must register for the launch and seminars.































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































 































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































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