(by peter & susie)
The BBC Good Food Shows – of which we are proud to be a part – are running a Bursary Award Scheme to find some of the country’s best small young producers.
The prize is a chance to exhibit, free of charge, in the BBC Good Food Show closest to the producer in question in Autumn 2012.
According to projected visitor figures, this means the chance to get produce in front of anywhere between 18,000 visitors (BBC GFS Scotland), 30,000 visitors (BBC GFS London) and 80,000 visitors (BBC GFS Birmingham).
The producer in question has to be less than three years old and have a turnover under £250,000. You can find other entry criteria, as well as contact details and an application form, on the BBC Good Food Show site or in the press release below.
The great news is that this applies to both drink as well as food producers, so perhaps this could be an opportunity for some English wine to get in on the act…
BBC Good Food Show organisers are once again on the search for some of the country’s best producers for their Bursary Award Scheme. The scheme aims to promote small producers and winners will be given a free of charge stand in the ‘Producers’ Village’ at the Show closest to them – Scotland, London or Birmingham – this autumn.
Laura Biggs, Managing Director, BBC Good Food Shows, said… “We are passionate about finding great producers to showcase to our audience and to giving small businesses a platform to progress. This is such a great way to discover the smaller brands and I personally cannot wait to begin the search again and see what a fantastic array of producers our country has to offer!”
Amy Cheadle, ‘The Northern Dough Co.’ says… “The BBC Good Food Show bursary is a fantastic award that we were hugely proud to win in Winter 2011. It’s a true showcase for small producers who are passionate about great British food who otherwise wouldn’t have the opportunity to appear at such a prestigious consumer event. Winning the award has helped us grow our business in many ways, and we’ve used the accolade in many different forms, from business pitches to consumer communications – the BBC Good Food name resonates with so many different audiences and acts as a valued seal of approval. I’d encourage any small business with a great product range to enter – the show is a fantastic opportunity to get in front of your core target audience, and meeting other like-minded exhibitors gives a great network of advice and support.”
The awards are now open for application. For more details please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 020 8267 8315
After all the applications have been received they will be put through a rigorous judging process with Good Food Magazine Editor, Gillian Carter, and a tasting session in the Good Food Test Kitchens. The most exceptional will then be awarded with a free opportunity to exhibit at the Show and showcase their products to tens of thousands of food enthusiasts.
Producers can find out more information on www.bbcgoodfoodshow.com/producersbursaryawards and applications close on 24th August 2012.
For more information and to book tickets please visit www.bbcgoodfoodshow.com
A £1.75 booking fee is applied to all tickets purchased in advance. Over 65s get £2 off the adult ticket price.