Latest News

Focus on Food & Drink

19 January 2016

Focus on Food & Drink

A cross-section of businesses came together on Tuesday at Brickhampton Golf Complex to discuss issues relating to the the Food & Drink Sector. Companies like Green Gourmet; Marshfield Bakery; Ellenborough Park and Creed FoodService amongst others.

A cross-section of businesses came together on Tuesday at Brickhampton Golf Complex to discuss issues relating to the the Food & Drink Sector. Companies like Green Gourmet; Marshfield Bakery; Ellenborough Park and Creed FoodService amongst others. Attendees also had an update from Nick Holyoak on Farm491 a new venture recently launched by the Royal Agricultural University and introduced the new Centre Director Angela Simkins who joined us on her first day! Farm491 will provide AgTech start-ups and technologists with collaboration space, resources, mentors and investors to develop and accelerate and create innovative farming and food techniques. Funded by the Gloucestershire LEP it is a very exciting project for the region.  Attendees also had heard from Linsey Temple, CEO of Gloucestershire Engineering Training (GET) about how they have been selected to be the Centre of Excellence in the South West for engineering and manufacturing training to the food & drink industry.  
 

Discussions in the groups ranged from skills; transportation; recruitment; clustering smaller businesses together; how to ensure smaller manufacturers and producers can trade with larger businesses.  Common themes are being pulled together from all of the Focus Groups and Task & Finish Groups established.  Gorups are open to all please let us kwno if you would like to attend.

Next meetings are:  

Construction Thursday 3rd March 8:30am - 10:30am
Education, Business & Skills Friday 4th March 8:30am - 10:30am
Manufacturing Tuesday 12th April 8:30am - 10:30am
Food & Drink Thursday 5th May 8:30am - 10:30am

News Archive

MARCH 2017

FEBRUARY 2017

JANUARY 2017

DECEMBER 2016

NOVEMBER 2016

OCTOBER 2016

SEPTEMBER 2016

AUGUST 2016

JULY 2016

JUNE 2016

MAY 2016

APRIL 2016

MARCH 2016

FEBRUARY 2016

JANUARY 2016

NOVEMBER 2015

OCTOBER 2015

JANUARY 2015

 
 


 
 
 
 
 
      1 2 3 4
5 6 7 8 9 10 11
12 13 14 15 16 17 18
19 20 21 22 23 24 25
26 27 28 29 30