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Food & drink sector event, held at Brickhampton Court Gold Complex on 9th December 2010.

Food & drink sector event, held at Brickhampton Court Gold Complex on 9th December 2010.



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  • In 2009/10 15 tonnes of grain was milled and ended up on the floor. With forecast of increased production, this would have increased.Boiler – pretty important to brewing process, but boiler relatively old and water wasn’t being treated -> fouling of surfaces and boiler automatically shutting down. In process of getting quotes to reinstate water treatment systems and return boiler to design efficiencies.

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  • Growing Gloucestershire PLC
    Food & Drink Seminar
    9th December 2010
  • Agenda
    Introductions & overview of morning
    Exporting your products & services - UKTI
    Case study: Soho CoffeeCo.
    Environmental support: Business Link and Space Catering
    Case study: Creed Foodservice
    Strategic Support available
    Developing a successful and valuable brand: ASHA
    Q&A Panel
  • It’s all About Great Local Companies!
  • IntroductionSuzanne Hall-GibbinsDirector Gloucestershire Chamber & Business Link
  • A World of Opportunities
    Helping South West businesses really go places
    Angie Mico
    Experts in international trade
  • Do you want your business to grow internationally?
    UK Trade & Investment (UKTI) is here to help
    UK Trade & Investment is the Government organisation that helps UK based companies succeed in international markets. We also assist overseas companies to bring high quality investment to the UK's vibrant economy
  • The International Trade Service Team
    Your route to the world
    Our team includes:
    International Trade Sector Specialists in;
    • Aerospace
    • Advanced Engineering
    • Automotive
    • Environmental
    • Healthcare/Life Sciences
    • Food & Drink
    • Marine
    • Security
    • Business and Financial Services
    • Creative
    • Leisure & Tourism
    International Trade Advisers
    • For all other sectors
    UKTI SOUTH WESTalso has access to a unique network of UKTI colleagues based around the world in Embassies and Consulates.
  • UKTI Products & Services
    When it comes to international trade, there’s a lot to consider.
    UKTI SOUTHWEST has a team of experienced and well-connected experts, and a range of useful services, to give your business that international edge.
    Contact our International Trade Centre Team, and they will start you on the road to:
    • Your next customer
    • Your new suppliers
    • Your new partners
    • And much, much more!
    If you want to increase your turnover, boost your sales and increase the size of your business year on year, you can’t afford to miss out on using our International Trade Team.
  • Benefits
    • Save time
    • Save money
    • Grow your business
  • We’re here to help
    Why wait? Contact us today!
    Tel:- 0845 60 60 969
    E-mail:- enquiries@uktisouthwest.org
    Or visit us at:- www.uktradeinvest.gov.uk
    Thank you
  • IYRE
    Improve Your Resource Efficiency
  • What is the IYRE project?
    In depth engagement with business to improve environmental performance
    • Improve efficiency and competitiveness
    • Decrease energy, waste and resource costs
    • Decrease environmental impact - Carbon
  • The Customer Journey
    1) Initial Meeting/scoping
    2) Baseline
    3) Feasibility/Quotation/Referral
    4) Sourcing finance
    5) Implementation
    6) Return 1 year on to assess effect
  • Which businesses are eligible?
    Sectoral restrictions
    • Transport
    • Primary food processing
    • Agriculture
    • Motor vehicles
    • Synthetic fibres
    • Ship building
    • Coal and steel
    • Fisheries and aquaculture
    • Housebuilding
    Meet growth criteria
  • In reality, what business are we looking for?
    Intensive resource users (energy, water and materials)
    Potential for renewable energy (FiT)
    Fleet/high mileage
    Environmental goods and services (8% target)
    Go by feel…do you think there is room for improvement?
  • Case Study – Wickwar Brewery
    IYRE project in later stages
    Replacing grain mill – resource efficiency
    Boiler investigations – replace/acid clean
    2 actions forecast to save company ~£9000 per year
  • Contact Details
    (0)845 600 9966
  • To act as the strategic voice of the business community
    Proactively engaging with key sectors and their supply chains
    Establishing communications and feedback channels with local businesses
    Strengthening relationships with local MPs
    Collaborating with local chambers
    Creating effective feedback loops with members
    Engaging with regional and national players
  • To act as the major access point for business support in the county
    • Provide 1:1 support to businesses
    • Provision of relevant events/workshops/seminars
    • 3 day Start-up programme plus on-going support
    • Access to information via website/e-alerts/newsletters
    • Access to specialist advisers – IT; Marketing; Environmental; Finance
    • Access to 3rd party providers & other public funded bodies
  • Strategic Growth Programmes
    The Strategic Leadership Programme
    Aimed at the business leader (It’s all about me!)
    The Strategic Development Programme
    Aimed at the entire business (It’s all about us!)
    A proven support service delivered through the Business Link
    Funded through the South West RDA ERDF funds
  • Strategic Leadership Programme
    3 half day sessions:
    • Groups of up to 8 business leaders per group
    • Opportunities to raise and discuss the burning issues that you face
    • The ability to participate in a peer to peer learning environment
    • Invitation to continue the group conversation via email and follow up meetings
  • Strategic Development Programme
    3 – 5 half day sessions:
    • unites the management team – engendering shared ownership and responsibility
    • provides a structured & practical framework
    • sets priorities and responsibilities
    • provides insights into team and personal dynamics
    • provides access to external support for implementation
  • Who have we worked with?
    • Bottlegreen
    • Kitchen Garden Foods
    • Cadbury House Hotel
    • The George Hotel
    • Bart Spices
    • Bensons
    • Pheasant Pluckers
  • ?
    Panel Questions