The Future is Food (Marches Growth Hub events)

Posted: 18th April 2016

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The Future is Food!

‘Future Food’ Supply Chain Event

Thursday 28 April 2016  – Time 8am – 10.30am

The Common Room, SB Building & Marches Growth Hub Telford, Wolverhampton University, Priorslee Campus, TF2 9NN

Lloyds Bank, The University of Wolverhampton and Telford & Wrekin Council have come together to deliver the first food and drink supply chain event to be held in Telford .

This FREE event is designed to stimulate and inform all businesses in the farm to fork supply chain, equipping them with tools to better understand their development journey, potential growth opportunities and support mechanisms to help improve profitability; developing knowledge across product, process, packaging & innovation.

We are thrilled to welcome Rhys Herbert as our keynote speaker. Rhys, a Senior Macroeconomist for Lloyds Bank will give us key insights into the global market perspective of the food industry commodities, identifying key global growth opportunities.

UKTI will launch their new global opportunities website and application along with 1-2-1 meeting opportunities at the end of the event to discuss specific export opportunities.

We are also pleased that Simon Balderson, Managing Director, Sirane Ltd will give us a personal account of his company’s impressive business growth journey. Sirane, based in Telford, designs, manufactures and supplies retail food packaging to companies around the world.

Finally, Simon Thelwell from the world leading Harper Adams University will present on innovation within the agri-tech sector.

Delegate are also invited to an Open House in the Growth Hub Telford to view the impressive facilities, enjoy refreshments, networking & information stands

The food and drink industry is the single largest manufacturing sector in the UK. The Marches Local Enterprise Partnership has one of the highest concentrations of agri-tech employment at 3 times the national average. We hope that you will be able to join us as we work together to further our lead in this sector.

Please to Jennie Trehearne by calling 01902 321769 or emailing

The Marches Growth Hub, Telford & Wrekin offers a single point of access to information and guidance on business support available to enterprises across the Borough, regardless of sector or size of development. Please contact us to discuss any business support requirements on 01902 321769 or email us

Marches Growth Hub, Telford & Wrekin

Telford Innovation Campus, University of Wolverhampton

Shropshire TF2 9NT (Sat Nav Post Code:TF2 9NN)

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