The foodies’ networking event: Meet your peers, grow your business

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  • Venue: The Exhibit
12 Balham Station Road, London, SW12 9SG
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Calling all food and drinks businesses!

Facilitated by leading industry expert Jane Milton, this meet-the-mentor style networking event is a mouth-watering opportunity to make new contacts and grow your business.

Come and meet food and drinks professionals specialising in law, branding, food PR, recruitment, food producers, distributors, foodservice and retail experts who will share their experiences and top tips. Over 100 years’ of combined experience in one room, all wanting to help your business.

This event is for you if:

  • You are a food/drinks producer
  • You have someone who makes your product under contract
  • You sell products to supermarkets
  • You run a specialist food/convenience store, pub chain or leisure venue


Those already confirmed attending include:

  • Consumer and marketing insight specialists
  • Branding and design consultants who work with food SMEs
  • A leading expert in large-scale contract foodservice
  • An agent with expertise in the organic and health foods market
  • A food business lawyer
  • PR agencies with food expertise
  • Staff from Young Foodies, a community that supports early stage food and drink brands
  • Fruit and vegetable specialist

Come armed with a bundle of business cards and your single sentence elevator pitch about what you do. Refreshments provided.

Another one for the diary: on 13 March Jane Milton will host a three-hour masterclass for food/drinks producers wishing to scale up their business. Find out more.


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.