Regional Food Starter Programme

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9th, 12th, 23rd & 26th March
9.30am - 1.00pm
Start Your Own Business

The objective of this four half day course is to provide the participants with base knowledge of what is involved in setting up a food business, It is designed to provide the participants with information which will allow them to avoid the pit falls normally associated with this journey.

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This Programme will run over 4 half days (9.30am - 1.00pm) - 9th, 12th, 23rd and 26th March and is open to all Start up Food Businesses and Entrepreneurs.

Structure is as follows:

Day One:      Ensuring your business idea is feasible
Day Two:      Food safety and exploring routes to market
Day Three:   Finance and product costings for a Food business
Day Four:     Distribution, Branding and brand building


  • Knowledge of participants will be strengthened, and they will be provided with tools and templates to validate business idea
  • Participants will have opportunity to network with other food stakeholders at a similar stage of their journey which will stimulate ideas and learning
  • On completion of programme participants will have the skillnet to evaluate their Food Academy idea and identify the next steps of their journey

Please Note: 

Due to the limited number of spaces available, this programme is limited to Businesses based in the South East only.
If you are from outside this region and are interested in a programme similar to what we are offering, we would kindly request that you get in touch with the Local Enterprise Office in your region and they will advise you if they are planning to run a similar programme. Thank you for your co-operation.