Food for Thought: Business Growth, Funding & Carbon Net Zero

Food for Thought: Business Growth, Funding & Carbon Net Zero

This event explores the food and drink sector, supporting Greater Lincolnshire’s SMEs. The opportunities are out there for SMEs to continue to innovate and grow against the back drop of a weak economy, rising costs, Brexit and the current geopolitical impact.

We focus on three key themes for SME’s, Business Growth, Carbon Net Zero, underpinned by the essential element of Funding.

We have a wonderful line-up of speakers to help guide and provide advice on how to tackle these critical issues with views from SMEs and their journey of business growth and how they are working towards carbon net zero.

Alongside the main event we will have a marquee for our guests to network and strike up those all-important conversations that could lead to opportunities and collaborations, whilst enjoying the local food and drink samplings!

Your hosts for the event will be Caroline Kenyon, Founder/Director of The Food Awards Company, and Sarah Louise Fairburn, Founder and CEO of Imp & Maker, who will take you through the day and join up our themes by providing context.

The event objectives are:

  • To promote engagement between higher education and the food manufacturing industry
  • To identify pressures facing SMEs in the industry and potential solutions/support
  • To signpost SMEs for further help based on the key themes on the day and post event
  • To create a platform for connection and collaboration

Agenda Overview

  • An initial networking and mingling in the marquee with our offers of local food and drink.
  • Theme 1 – Growth Mindset
  • Theme 2 – Innovation
  • Theme 3 – Carbon Net Zero and Sustainability

We have a break for some lunch and more networking followed by the continuation of our themed discussions.
We look forward to welcoming you to what will be a impactful day with some fantastic speakers and valuable signposts for further support.


Event runs until 4pm

Event Details


09 June 2022 10:00

Who is it aimed at

All businesses in the food and drink sector


University Centre North Lincolnshire (UCNL), Scunthorpe

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