New Scheme for Young Food Entrepreneurs

15 March 2013, 12:45 PM
  • A fine food distributor has started a scheme to help young people get their food businesses off the ground
New Scheme for Young Food Entrepreneurs

Cotswold Fayre has launched Cotswold Collaborates, which gives entrepreneurs aged 16-24 a chance to win funding for their fine food businesses.

The winning applicant will be awarded £1,000 to help grow their business, and will receive advice from the company about their business plan.

An in-house designer will also help to create a strong brand identity for the winner.

Paul Hargreaves, managing director of Cotswold Fayre, said, “As a fervent supporter of the fine food industry, we want to encourage new talent into this growing sector. The prospect of either starting a business from scratch or taking it to the next stage can be daunting. Cotswold Collaborates will offer the winning entrant not just monetary support but also business advice to help face these challenges.

“We are extremely excited to launch Cotswold Collaborates. In particular, we are looking forward to working with a fresh new business, using our experience to help it develop and grow.”

Applications are open from 1st April until 15th June. To apply, visit

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