What’s the benefit of attending:Provide opportunities for local York companies involved with food and drink production/retailing with networking opportunities.
What’s the structure of the event:
08:30 – 09:00 Registration
9.00 – 9.10 MIY Welcome
9.10 – 9.30 F&D Economic Overview – Ian Wright CBE
Director General F&D Federation
9.50 – 10.10 Richard Wood - Nestle – The importance and benefits of R&D
10.10– 10.20 Judy Bell MBE - Sherperds Purse, Artisan Cheese Producer
10.20 – 10.30 Phil Clayton - Haxby Bakehouse
10.30 – 10.40 Craig Lee - Rudgate Brewery
10.40 – 11.00 Steve Mosey - Morrisons – Getting to the right market
11.00 – 11.25 Break
11.25 – 11.45 James Cain - Harrogate Water Brand
11.45 – 13.00 Speaker Panel– Chair Chris Scott Food and Drink Specialist KPMG
Harrogate Spring, Food & Drink Federation Seabrook Crisps, York Cocoa House, UKTI and Nestle
13.00 – 14.30 Lunch and networking
Things you need to know about the event:
Session 1 Introduction and Innovation
Understanding the size, scale and future of food and drink production is fundamental in order to take advantage of the opportunities. Hear how innovation can have an impact in your business.
Food and Drink Federation - Ian Wright CBE - Director General F&D Federation
Ian will speak about the size and scale of food and drink manufacturing, and identify future threats and opportunities including the impact of Brexit
Mike Wray – Director of Government relations - FERA
York is home to 2 National Centres of Excellence: Crop Health and Protection (CHAP) and the Centre for Innovation Excellence in Livestock (CIEL).What have they got to offer local businesses?
Richard Wood – Group Leader Nutrition R&D - Nestle
It doesn’t pay to stand still and Richard will discuss the latest R&D trends and technologies. What are the benefits of R&D and how businesses stay ahead of the curve.
Session 2- Serious about Growth from Small Beginnings
Small and artisan businesses face many challenges in growing their business. These businesses have all started small but grew to become successful enterprises. Hear about the challenges each faced and how they overcame them.
Shepherd’s Purse Cheese - Judy Bell MBE, Director –– Award winning family run artisan cheese producing supplier that refused to follow the herd. Hear Judy’s inspirational story and how she built the business.
Haxby Bakehouse – Phil Clayton – Director - Phil switched from the manager of a mega-store to what really interested him; baking. He now gets through more than a tonne of flour a week. Hear his story and what drove him to become a premier artisan baker
Rudgate Brewery – Craig Lee - Director - How do you grow from a small start up business to the CAMRA Overall Champion Beer of Britain for 2009? Hear his story and what it takes to be a success in a competitive sector.
Session 3 – Serious about Getting Your Products out there
Where is your market and how will you showcase your products? What do you need to know about getting to the right buyers and outlets? Are retail outlets the best route for your products?
Steve Mosey - Trading Director Wholesale – Wm Morrisons Plc – Hear from an expert on how to get your products to market. As a growing business, how do you penetrate an organisation the size of Morrisons?
James Cain – CEO Harrogate Water Brands -
The Harrogate Spring brand has shown exceptional growth in the last few years. Hear form James about how they went about growing the business. What’s their secret?
Panel – Facilitated by Chris Scott – Food and Drink Specialist – Partner KPMG
Harrogate Spring, Food & Drink Federation, Seabrook Crisps, York Cocoa House, UKTI and Nestle.
The panellists will tell you a little about themselves and their respective companies before taking questions and discussing;
The Outlook going forward
How can we become more competitive
Major trends and current challenges
Lunch and Networking