- Wednesday, 03 October 2012 14:20
Local Food and Drink is the theme of the next free event for local businesses organised by Business Peak District.
Local food and drink producers will hear how to market their products and there will be advice too for buyers looking for quality local products to serve or sell. The event runs from 9.30am to 1pm.
Business Peak District's John Mettrick of J W Mettrick & Son Ltd Butchers will introduce the seminar, offering tips on how to market produce and compete with larger retailers.
Other speakers include Sarah Rawlinson from the University of Derby's Extending the Season project, working to develop and promote local food and drink products and their supply chains. Lisa Simpson from the Food and Drink Innovation Network (iNet) will talk about grants and other support available.
A free, locally sourced lunch will also be provided.
Business Peak District's Chair Jim Harrison, said:
"The Peak District is a terrific brand and these events are designed to help local firms better promote their products.
"They are part of a series of Business Peak District events for which we have a great list of guest speakers to help and inspire local businesses to take the next step."
The National Park Authority's rural business advisor will be on hand to provide further support to local businesses. Derbyshire Dales Business Advice will also be there to talk to any local businesses with growth ideas.
Leader of Derbyshire Dales District Council Councillor Lewis Rose OBE, said:
"Economic development is one of the top two priorities for the District Council and this series of seminars is timely in widening the reach of our business advice service, which is helping local businesses with growth plans."
- The Food and Drink event at 09.30 on Wednesday 10 October will be held at the Dome, University of Derby, 1 Devonshire Road, Buxton SK17 6RY in room DOG17.
- A charge of £10 will be made to cover costs to anyone who books but does not attend. Cancellation is available until 24 hours before the event starts.
- Business Peak District comprises local business leaders who aim to promote the Peak District as a place to do business. Business Peak District represents key Peak District sectors including food/drink, retail, business services, property/transport, land/farming, tourism, social enterprise and manufacturing.
- It is supported by Derbyshire Dales District Council, High Peak Borough Council, Peak District National Park Authority, and Staffordshire Moorlands District Council.