Get expert advice at food and drink event

By Gill Harris on 20 June, 2019

There is still time to grab your ticket for a special event next week which will help food and drink entrepreneurs realise their dreams.

The event, on Tuesday, June 25, at Yurt Lush in Bristol, is entitled ‘How do you build a food and drink brand that makes an impact?’ and will feature a panel of leading industry experts, hosted by Steve Ashworth, judge for Taste of the West and Guild of Fine Foods and Chair of the West of England Local Enterprise Partnership Rural and Food Group.

If you are a growing food and drink business, then this is event is a must. Creating, developing and protecting a brand is key to commercialising your venture, attracting investment, and getting your products in front of your consumers.

Organised by Bath-based patent and trademark lawyers Abel & Imray, the event will consider:

  • What are the key lessons we can learn from successful food and drink brands?
  • How can you differentiate your food and drink products through branding?
  • Which brands and products are worth protecting?

As well as the panel discussion, there will be chance to ask questions and network with other food and drink business owners over nibbles and drinks.

The panel will include the following experts:

  • Amanda Stansfield, owner of multi-award-winning artisan ice cream makers Granny Gothards and PROice, a range of healthy ice cream and yoghurt alternatives aimed at a separate retail market.
  • Leona McDonald, of Marston Foods in Frome, which makes chilled and frozen award-winning hand-made desserts for Tesco Finest, Asda Extra Special, Morrison’s The Best, Lidl Deluxe and Aldi Specially Selected).
  • Jonathan Dunne and Georgia Simpson from The Taunton Cider Company, which has recently overseen substantial growth in exporting, in addition to securing premium accounts including Soho House and the Pig Hotel group.
  • Caroline Brooks, of Abel & Imray, who has vast experience of advising on domestic and international trademark, design and copyright matters, to obtain good commercial outcomes.
  • Daniel Plowright, of Enquir3, an experienced marketing and customer insight professional who has over 20 years of food sector experience, having worked with the likes of Marks & Spencer, Sainsbury’s, Waitrose, Mr Kipling, Cadburys, Bisto, Hovis and Sharwoods.

To book tickets for the event, which runs from 4pm until 6.30 pm on June 25 at Yurt Lush, Clocktower Yard, in Bristol click here.

Pictured above: From top, Steve Ashworth, Amanda Stansfield, Caroline Brooks and Daniel Plowright