Ready, steady, grow: How to scale up your food business

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  • Venue: The Exhibit
12 Balham Station Road, London, SW12 9SG
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Are you a food or drinks producer wanting to take your business to the next level?

If you’ve been trading for at least a year, come along to this three-hour practical masterclass with leading food expert Jane Milton to find out how to kick-start growth. Jane has over 30 years’ experience and leads a team of food industry specialists. She has built a business working with producers, innovators and retailers, helping them develop ideas and bring them to market cost effectively.

This practical masterclass will focus on:

  • Discovering who your customer ‘avatar’ is. Drill down to learn more about them and what matters to them
  • Creating a business plan you can work with daily that will help you achieve what you want weekly (we will supply simple templates and work through as a group)
  • Managing your time effectively
  • Understanding the key figures for your business and what they tell you
  • Practical marketing that every growing business can afford (but can’t afford to miss out on)
  • Understanding supply chain and routes to market

Book your place early to be entered into a prize draw to win a complimentary coaching session with Susan Jackson Cousin, ActionCoach.


Another one for the diary: on 7 March Jane Milton will host a foodies’ networking event for food/drinks businesses to meet crucial contacts and industry experts. Find out more.

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Jane Milton

With more than 30 years’ expertise in the food industry, Jane has built up an incredible network of food industry contacts and is perfectly placed to help fast-track entrepreneurs and food businesses.

She began her working life with Greggs, helping them switch from being a high street baker to a national food-to-go business, and is now a board member of a sandwich manufacturer and an investor in a BBC Dragons’ Den food business with Deborah Meaden.

In 2014 the University of West London awarded her an Honorary MBA for services to the food industry.  She is a published author and member of the Guild of Food Writers. In 2017, Jane became the UK’s first Certified Tea Sommelier accredited by the Tea Association of Canada.