Enterprise Nation Food Exchange
Kelly Mackenzie, Creative Director and Founder of White Bear Studio, is joining Enterprise Nation, Tessa Stuart, Squirell Sisters, Lucy Hall, Karen Green, Claire Brumby Richard Sykes UPS, and Mercedes as a key speaker at the Enterprise Nation Food Exchange and sharing her talk ‘Let Your Packaging Do The Talking’.
Looking to start or grow your food or drink business? Join inspiring retail buyers, entrepreneurs and experts from the food and drink industry for this jam-packed day food, drink and chat.
Be put in touch with large brand buyers looking for products just like yours. Hear advice from a variety of entrepreneurs who have been there and done it, plus experts including White Bear Studio and others.
Tickets will be back on sale soon!
Book your spot here.
Getting your products off the shelf, with Tessa Stuart
Now that you’ve managed to get a listing, how do you ensure your products are being sold and your Rate of Sale is increasing? Tessa has the answers!
How I made it: Squirrel Sisters
Founded by two sisters, Squirrel Sisters is a health and wellness company with a range of award-winning healthy snacks that are now available in Waitrose, Ocado, Selfridges, Whole Foods, Holland & Barrett, and many more. Hear their story on how they launched and grew their business to £700k a year in sales!
How to use Instagram to tell your business story
Lucy Hall, Facebook’s #SheMeansBusiness trainer, is a jargon-free, social media trainer and consultant. Lucy is the founder of SocialDayUK, the UK’s biggest Social Media Marketing festival and a Director at Avviso Media, a digital marketing agency. In this talk, she’ll be sharing her top tips on how you can build your business through social media, reach new audiences and generate more sales.
Coffee break: Mingle with fellow entrepreneurs and look at the samples on display
How to pitch your products to buyers, with Karen Green.
The dream of all food and drink entrepreneurs is to meet buyers from their ideal supermarkets, but before you pitch you need to prepare! This session will help you define your pitching strategy and ensure you make a great first impression to any buyer.
Let your packaging do the talking, with White Bear Studio.
Kelly Mackenzie, from White Bear Studio, will share her special recipe for effective branding and packaging from her agency’s proven creative process that has seen every brand that they have created get their investment, and share top tips to ensure that your product gets on the shelf, and flies off it too.
Top ten mistakes every food entrepreneur makes, with Claire Brumby.
Strategy, Clarity & Focus – how to have these and avoid the top 10 mistakes new entrepreneurs make when launching a food business. Leave with sound knowledge on what NOT to do, and a full understanding of what to do; so you have the best chance of launching and growing a successful business. Claire Brumby is an experienced and accredited business coach and advisor to new and established food & drink businesses internationally.
A panel talk covering all the logistics and financial basics you need to know to ensure your brand is a total success.
Meet the Buyer
Listen to the top advice from buyers in the food & drink industry and learn how to get your products noticed. Buyers confirmed so far: Sodexo, food services.
Live Pitching to Buyers
We’ll be opening applications to pitch live on stage very soon – stay tuned!
Bringing back the high street: How pop-up stores are tasty to the consumer!
Learn about the opportunities the high street has to offer for FMCG brands, including setting up your own pop-up shop, trading at markets and much more.
1. How to prove there’s a market for your product.
2. Scaling up from kitchen table to professional manufacturing.
3. Top branding and packaging advice.
4. What margins you should be aiming for.
5. How to avoid the most common mistakes food entrepreneurs make.
6. How to approach buyers and get their attention.
7. How to ensure your products are selling.