Sector Support and Resources

Bread & Jam

Bread & Jam began in autumn of 2016, as a festival for food and drink brands to network, learn from each other and scale up fast.

Today, Bread & Jam is a vibrant community of the UK’s most exciting emerging food & drink brands and has become the first port of call for anyone looking to launch a fast growth food and drink brand.

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Great Taste Markets

The Guild of Fine Food are offering preferential rates to previous Great Taste winners to exhibit at the shows as part of a Great Taste Market.

Any Great Taste winners interested in exhibiting should contact Sally Coley: or call +44 (0)1747 825200.

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Funding Support

Find grant funding for food and drink businesses of all sizes.

Revenue and capital grants between £2,000 – £7,000 are available for micro, small and medium businesses via Collaboration 4 Growth.

The Midlands Engine Investment Fund provides commercially focussed finance through Small Business Loans, Debt Finance, Proof of concept and Equity Finance funds, ranging from £25k to £2m.

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