Bread & Jam is an annual 2 day conference and bootcamp (6th-7th October 2017) for emerging and scaling food and drink brands, bringing together food and drink founders and innovators, investors, media and industry leaders. Amongst the speakers is Paul Hargreaves, who will also be judging the New Producer Awards.
You can expect a ground-breaking programme of panel discussions, inspirational keynotes, hands-on workshops and mentoring sessions focused on accelerating independent food and drink brands with bold aspirations. If you're an ambitious food brand, this is an annual event not to be missed.
Paul Hargreaves, chief executive at Cotswold Fayre said, “We are putting our name to the Sustainable Business Award category of the New Producer Awards. There is a lot of work to do within the speciality food world on developing more sustainable businesses. By providing a consolidation service, we as a wholesaler are part of a drive towards more efficient and sustainable supply chains. However, there is much work to be done and we want to support any businesses developing within this area.
“The New Producer Awards can benefit start-ups by the publicity that is gained through entering, and maybe winning an award, but perhaps most importantly, providing an opportunity to network within the sector. Drawing knowledge from those that have been around the block a few times could stop them making the same mistakes we have!”
Listen to Paul Hargreaves talking about why he thinks there’s more to business than making money, in this sustainability podcast: http://earthself.org/2017/06/business-giving-back/
THE NEW PRODUCER AWARDS
Do you run a food and drink business that's less than three years old? Would you like to get your product in front of a panel of renowned fine food industry buyers, distributors, consultants and editors, and receive extensive free promotion in Speciality Food magazine, the UK's leading title in the fine food and drink industry?
Speciality Food has partnered up with Bread & Jam to support the growing number of innovative food and drink enterprises. Free to enter, the awards exist to promote and celebrate innovative, brilliant launches into the competitive fine food sector and shine a spotlight on exemplary new producers.
The shortlisted winners of each category will present to our panel of influential judges – including John Shepherd, MD of Partridges, Paul Hargreaves, chief executive of Cotswold Fayre, Holly Shackleton, editor of Speciality Food and Jason Gibb, co-founder of Bread & Jam – at the Bread & Jam festival, where an overall winner will be decided in front of an audience of fellow new businesses and key influencers.
The categories available to enter in the awards are:
- Young Producer
- Sustainable Business
- British Brand
- Crowdfunded Business
- New Concept
You can enter your business into multiple categories at no extra cost.
In order to support our growing sector, the awards are FREE to enter.
The closing date for entries is 28th July 2017
Entries will only be accepted from businesses aged three years or younger.
All entrants must be able to attend the Bread & Jam Festival on 6th October 2017