A new networking group is giving small food and drink producers an opportunity to share news and tips at monthly social gatherings
Business Bites, set up by Lancashire trading standards expert Joanne Scott, hosts events across Lancashire, offering advice and exchanging ideas about producing food and drink on a small scale.
Businesswoman and food marketing advisor Claire Thomas has also joined forces with the group to help set up events across the North West region.
Ms Scott said, “The networking events have been really well received here in Lancashire. The producers appreciate the opportunity to get together in a social setting to share news and best practice and do business over a drink and a bite to eat. We also invite industry experts who can support these businesses and share their expertise and knowledge.”
Ms Thomas added, “We know there isn't anything like this happening in the rest of the North West, so over the coming months we will also be holding events in Cheshire, Greater Manchester, Cumbria and Merseyside so that as many of these small businesses as possible can benefit from the meetings.”