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The Marketplace

Meet our 24 hand-picked exhibitors and sponsors from the food and drink industry who are passionate about supporting independent brands. Make your way through the avenues and alleyways of the Marketplace, discovering new ways to run your business on every corner. Whether you’re a startup or running something more established, take a look at these specially curated businesses who’ll be able to show you something new.

Just a few stands remaining. Please get in touch if you would like to exhibit.

Our Headline Sponsor

 
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Unleashed

At Unleashed we believe there are huge efficiencies just waiting to be unlocked in the supply chains of growing food & beverage brands. We provide a cloud based, easy-to-use set of tools - accessible anywhere, anytime - to help you manage the stock, batch production & sale of your awesome products. We partner with leading finance platforms like Xero, to help automate your menial tasks, so you can concentrate on increasing productivity and profitability.

If you're interested in finding out more, please email stephen@unleashedsoftware.com or visit us online at www.unleashedsoftware.com

Our Sponsors

 

Who's Exhibiting?

 

THREE SIXTY DESIGN

Threesixty is a brand development and packaging design consultancy created to address the needs of today’s food and drink brand owner. We help startups find their feet and scale-ups get ahead. Our approach is creatively led - using design to flush out the best ideas to create iconic and effective branding. Our talented team delivers expertise where it counts and our location enables us to deliver a first rate product within an attractive budget.

For an honest, transparent approach from a team of passionate brand crafters, please call Jane Woodward or Jon Stevens on 01628 628 523.

Vision One

Vision One is a specialist market research agency helping our food and drink clients make better decisions and profit through a deep understanding of their markets and products. Offering both qualitative and quantitative services, we help our clients with all stages of their NPD process; from concept testing, to pack testing and product testing. We have worked with some of the leading UK and international food and drink manufacturers and have experience in categories as varied as snacks, biscuits, juices, health drinks, fruit, meat and dairy products.

Stuart Allan

Stuart is a dynamic, motivated and result orientated professional with a proven track record of success having founded an international food manufacturing company and managed consistently high profitable growth for over 25 years in a competitive business environment. Stuart identifies and develops business strategies for ‘blue chip’ national retailers including: Waitrose, Saisbury’s, Tesco’s, Morrison’s, ALDI and Costa. He has a wealth of commercial experience in manufacturing, operations, business development and sales.

As a fellow business owner he understands the courage, determination, self-belief and sheer hard work required to establish and grow a company. As a coach and mentor he is passionate about helping you achieve your ambitions and dreams.

 

White Bear Studio

We believe there is a strong correlation between foodies and designers, we both are passionate about what we do, the ingredients that we use and are fanatical about the benefits of what we produce! If you have spent your time and efforts creating a food or drink product that is unique and a joy to consume, don’t sell it short by not addressing how it communicates.

We help brands know who they are and how to communicate. Getting to the heart of a brand and understanding people is essentially how we work. Led by brand values, we create an authentic brand language that tell the truth in compelling ways.

Bryt

We are an award-winning, branding innovations business developing exciting products, innovative, engaging brands and fabulous packaging for clients both big and small with a proven track record in achieving  success. Our end to end food and drink sector expertise makes Bryt your perfect innovation partner, covering all aspects of product development, brand and packaging creation and delivery from initial concepts through to retailer listings. 

Take a look at www.bryt.co.uk or email to find out how we do what we do and how we can help you hello@bryt.co.uk

 

Yesh & Tash

Yesh&Tash provide a range of creative services tailored to independent designers, micro-businesses and startups. From our Islington studio we can provide product and lifestyle photography, short films (such as 'about our business' or a Kickstarter pitch video), logo/graphic design and website design on the Squarespace platform. 

See www.yeshandtash.com or email hello@yeshandtash.com to find out more.

Brilliant Social Media

Laurra Davis is the founder and Creative Director of Brilliant Social Media, a specialist agency helping food and drink brands to tap into the potential of social media.  Through consultancy and managed services Brilliant have helped their clients become household names and have built up one of the Top 3 ranking Facebook pages in the UK’s Food/Beverage sector. Laurra specialises in the development of social tone of voice, social strategy and building communities of loyal customers.

 

 

B & G Products

B&G Products are a BRC accredited Flexible Packaging Manufacturer with over 30 years’ experience and they are experts in manufacturing high quality re-usable cool bags and pouches. We sell to a wide customer base from small food manufacturers to large retailers. Our most popular products in the range are: Digitally Printed Stand Up Pouches (no set-up/plate costs), Antibacterial Cool Bags for Retail or Exhibitions and Insulated Box Liners to keep food safe and in prime condition,  Ovenable and Microwavable Cook in the Bag products for the ultimate convenience.

All our products can have bespoke print on them using our access to Digital, Narrow Web and Wide Web Flexo Presses. We will continue to invest in technology and our staff ensuring high standards of customer services and product development.

Food Stars

FoodStars offer private commercial production kitchens to food & drink businesses. 

Located across a number of key prime London locations, our clients vary from start ups to more established companies, helping to create a thriving community. As well as kitchen space, we offer additional operational services including dry & cold storage. Contact us today on 0207 729 1329 or kitchens@foodstarsuk.com

Bolst Global

Bolst Global was founded by Victoria to fuse together her passions for international business, health and wellness and championing small UK businesses with great healthy brands that the rest of the world needs to know about and buy!

Acutely aware of the constraints of small businesses (having worked for many herself) Victoria is now keen to offer flexible tailored support packages to many UK health food and supplement brands and to help them understand how to export and to help them achieve international success - whether that is by her and her team 'becoming' the export departmentor through mentoring and training of existing teams or leaders.

SALSA

SALSA is recognised as the leading food safety certification scheme for the UK’s small food and drink producers.  More than just a standard, the web-based scheme offers a tailor-made package of resources, taking members through to approval in achievable, affordable steps.  Wide acceptance by national buyers has made SALSA the scheme of choice

 

Ops Kitchen

We’re a supply chain consultancy specifically for food brand startups.

We work with founders and small businesses to help you develop your operations, and can help with questions on topics such as order management, forecasting, suppliers, logistics, product launches and interacting with retailers.

Say hello and find out more on how you can keep costs down, minimise risk and ensure you’re set up for future growth, whilst giving your customers what they want and when they want it.

The Grocery Accelerator 

The UK’s first food and drink products business accelerator…

The Grocery Accelerator has uniquely developed a new way for food and drink products to be discovered in the UK. This is where they combine like minded businesses at similar growth stages, a support network of proven entrepreneurs with both wisdom, inspiration and trusted suppliers – backed-up, when appropriate, by investor funding.

Joining this ambitious community of new and innovative brands, businesses will find an environment where they can accelerate their businesses more rapidly and safely. Ultimately helping achieving their growth and profits targets with a sustainably future.

 

Kitchup

Kitchup connects food businesses with commercial kitchen space. We want to make sure underused or vacant kitchen’s are used effectively, so have created a trusted community marketplace for people to discover or list commercial kitchen space around the UK. By doing so we bring together innovative and sustainable food businesses to create a supportive and collaborative community. 

 

 

Smoothie PR

Hey, I'm Charlotte Moore and I launched Smoothie PR because my small business food clients kept telling me the same thing – they desperately needed budget-friendly PR packages! I threw some ideas into the mix and have created these two perfect packages to suit any budget. The Smoothie Bar is a monthly membership group full of fabulous foodies, learning easy DIY PR tips and tricks to get them noticed. I also supply a constant stream of live PR opportunities from journalists and bloggers looking to show off their goodies to the world. The Full Berry Blast is the perfect 1-1 package for businesses that have a monthly PR budget, as I do all the legwork for you.

If you fancy hanging out with an excitable, chatty northerner (who’s slightly obsessed with wearing Converse), pop on my email list for a special Bread and Butter Fest offer, and I'll see you at the show!