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Speed dating to help SME food entrepreneurs meet buyers

The London Growth Hub, in partnership with small business support network Enterprise Nation, has launched new business support programme Meet the Buyer.

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The programme is focused on five sectors, one of which is food and drink. The purpose of the programme is to help small companies to, well, meet buyers, from street markets through to major multinationals, with a view to test trading and securing new sales deals.

Meet the Buyer starts in September, and a series of free, sector-specific events is due to kick off in October. These will include support on how to pitch effectively and manage an on-going contract.

The full programme is expected to include buyers from major high street retailers, plus procurement officers from government departments.

The London Growth Hub team says: ‘Evidence suggests accessing pitching sessions like these can be transformational for smaller firms, not only increasing the bottom line, but also awareness of products or services.’

If you run a food/drink SME in London, are ready to sell your products or services and would be interested in this programme, you can find further information and guidance on how to sign up on the London Growth Hub site.

Hurry - there are only 20 places for food/drink SMEs!


Published 11 Sep 2018

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