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13th February 2023

NOURISH: Food & drink innovation cluster conference

Helping shape the future of food and drink in Norfolk and Suffolk

29th March 2023 at Barnham Broom

The UEA’s Food Innovation Cluster  is a dynamic new project with the aim to make a bold difference to Norfolk and Suffolk food and drink producers by supporting and nurturing with people, services and funding that will enable them to flourish.

NOURISH is their inaugural food and drink conference taking place at the luxury resort Barnham Broom – the one-day event is an exciting opportunity for SMEs and start-ups to come together and celebrate the success of food and drink businesses in the region, be part of a collaborative and innovative think tank event and to shape the future of food and drink in the East of England.

Hosted by the University of East Anglia’s (UEA) Food Innovation Cluster, there will be the opportunity to meet key buyers, exhibit your products, meet investors, hear from inspirational speakers and enjoy food and drink from local manufacturers.

The event is open to all, either in attending person or joining virtually online. Aimed at local food and drink producers, as well any organisation or individuals engaged with the food supply chain both locally and nationally. 

The event brings will offer the opportunity:

  • To learn about the goals of the Broadland Food Innovation Project
  • Hear experiences and stories from those who have built successful brands
  • Learn about product development and supply chains
  • Get advice about scaling up and how to create a positive work culture
  • Understand how to make your brand more sustainable
  • How to consider health and nutrition within your products
  • Attend specific workshop groups

The conference includes a sit-down lunch with local produce and will end with a drinks reception sponsored by Woodfordes.

This event is an exceptional opportunity for food or drink businesses to accelerate their success and turn potential into thriving commerce. The organisers’ say it will become an annual event.

Nourish: Food and Drink Innovation Conference

29th March, 8.30-17.00

Barnham Broom, Honingham Road, Barnham Broom NR9 4DD (near Norwich)

*Please only book one ticket per food and drink business, if you book more than one, we will need to release one nearer the event. If you would like two people to attend, we recommend having one person attend an AM slot and one person to attend a PM slot.

Download Full Press Release HERE

For further information about the conference, to request a media invite or arrange an interview with any of the speakers, please contact:

Polly Robinson: 07966 475195

Fiona Smith: 07831 193250