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Procurement - Keeping It Local And Lovely - for Food Producers and Visitor Economy Businesses

Host: Food & Drink Forum
Venue: Thornbridge Hall, Ashford in the Water, Bakewell, DE45 1NZ
Date: Wednesday 6th February, 2019
Time: 9AM - 4PM
Cost: Free

Procurement - Keeping it local and lovely

The Food and Drink Forum are delighted to work on behalf of Marketing Peak District and Derbyshire (MPDD) to offer Derbyshire food and drink producers and visitor economy businesses the opportunity to attend this fully funded course to help you grow and develop your businesses through the amazing food and drink products produced.

It’s never been more important to consider purchasing for your business within your local area. Making the most of local suppliers will help strengthen your local economy and promote your business. Many customers now look for food and drink outlets that actively promote their local procurement values.


To have the knowledge and passion to create a local procurement plan to supply your business with its resources needed.


Delegates will be able to:

To identify the best local suppliers for your business

Create a decision tree based on your needs

Create a standard to measure a potential supplier by

Identify alternatives where no local supplier exists

Promote your local produce to your target market

Create partnerships with local suppliers

Who Should Attend?

Anyone in your business who actively purchases goods for your business

Course Topics:

Benefits and potential pit falls of buying locally

Creating a ‘shopping list’ and decision tree for your business

Research techniques for finding local suppliers

Audit of a potential new supplier

Using social media to promote your procurement policy

Identifying opportunities for partnership

This course is designed to be highly participative and practical. You will have the opportunity to review your current ways of buying and identify ways to improve your procurement policy by applying simple yet proven approaches.

Event Details:

No of places available: 12

Cost: Fully funded, (non attendance maybe charged)

Timings: 9.00/9.30 - 4.00 pm

Refreshments: Tea, coffee and lunch will be provided

Please remember that if you cannot attend the event you must cancel 48 hours prior to the event through Eventbrite, otherwise we may have to charge in full for your place.

Eligibility Criteria:

To qualify for funding your business must be:

A visitor economy(accommodation, attraction, activity provider, food and drink provider etc) or a food and drink producer (supply chain)

Based in Derbyshire (and their supply chain)

Be an SME (less than 250 FTE employees, have a balance sheet of less than €43m and/or turnover of less than €50m and not be more than 25% owned by another business that is not an SME

12 hours of business support is available at no cost for qualifying businesses thanks to the project funding. If you wish to attend more than 12 hours of workshops then you may be charged at the commercial rate, however, if you are a member of Marketing Peak District & Derbyshire, there is no limit of events you can attend.

Do you have questions about Procurement - Keeping It Local And Lovely - for Food Producers and Visitor Economy Businesses? Contact The Food and Drink Forum & Marketing Peak District and Derbyshire

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