Inspiring Entrepreneurs: Recipes for Success - Live Screening
Hear from the founders of the food sector’s tastiest business success stories.
Join us at the Forum's Auditorium for a live screening of this fantastic event taking place at the British Library in London. Hear from the names behind some of the UK’s most successful food and drink brands, including Praveen Vijn, co-founder of Eat Natural, Guy Singh-Watson, founder of Riverford, Pip Murray, founder of Pip & Nut and Nadia Stokes, founder of Gourmet Goat as they share stories on how they grew brands from their kitchen tables. Learn how they got their products onto the supermarket shelves, developed a memorable brand and built a place for themselves in the hearts, minds and stomachs of a nation.
The UK’s food and drinks sector is going from strength to strength. Developments in street food and markets, pop-up catering, hospitality and myriad innovative new product launches and trends all contribute to our growing reputation as a nation of foodies.
In 2017, consumer spending in the sector exceeded £219 billion with food and drinks exports worth more than £22 million to the economy. With almost 7,000 micro, small and medium businesses active in the sector last year, there’s certainly no shortage of new brands eager to take a bite out of the market.
If you’re a small business owner in the food sector with big ambitions to take a piece of a profitable pie, don’t miss this opportunity to quiz our panel of foodie experts.
Before this live screening you will have the opportunity to network with fellow foodies while enjoying refreshments. We will also be joined by Richard Bainbridge, chef patron of successful local restaurant, Benedicts. Richard will be sharing insights on how to successfully start and run a business in the food sector.
5:45pm - Networking with tea, coffee and biscuits.
6:15pm - How the Business and IP Centre Norfolk can help support you and your business.
6:25pm - Richard Bainbridge, Chef patron of Benedicts restaurant.
Richard, originally from Norwich has travelled and worked his way through some of the most amazing Restaurants and countries across the globe. He has worked for Michel Roux Senior at the 3 Michelin Starred Waterside Inn, for Günter Seeger (NY), Kevin Thornton (Dublin) and upon his return to Norfolk he was head chef at Galton Blackiston's Morston Hall.
Richard opened Benedicts with his wife Katja in June 2015. Since opening, Benedicts has been named in The Times Top 100 Restaurants in the UK, Square Meal Top 100 and EDP Norfolk's Best Restaurant, alongside a rating of 6 in the Good Food Guide. Benedicts was awarded 3 AA Rosettes in January 2018.
In 2015 he won BBC 2's Great British Menu and returned in 2017 as a Veteran Judge on the program judging the chefs of the central region. He writes a monthly food column in the Eastern Daily Press and has his own monthly slot on Radio Norfolk on the Chrissie Jackson Show.
7-8:30pm - Screening of Recipes for Success, broadcast live from the British Library.
This event is organised by the Business & IP Centre Norfolk and takes place in the Auditorium within the Forum.
Tickets are free, but booking is essential.