Monday, April 3, 2017

Did You Find Out How To Make Food Your Business With The WO?!

As part of a series of industry specifc events aimed at women considering entrepreneurship, we held a fantastic 'Make Food Your Business' seminar on Thursday 30th March hosted by Sabah Shams and Jenny Wallwork. 

The workshop was greatly attended and we received fantastic feedback!

We were privileged to host Nicky Gibson from Scrummies and Paula James from PJ Kitchens. We would like to take this opportunity to thank our wonderful speakers for their time and for sharing their valuable experience, along with top tips to ensure your business venture is a success!

Further, Nicky spoke about choosing the right location for your business as well as the legal requirements, and the common mistakes to avoid during the initial process. She also highlighted the importance of customer service and how it's the key to success.

In addition to this, Paula discussed the progression of her business from her Mother's kitchen to a premise and the imperative nature of compromise especially when it comes to altering your business services to match the market demand. Lastly, she advised that dealing with your staff should be commendable as an it will exude positivity and in the long run will have a great impact on your business.  

The morning also included small group and individual tasks to allow attendees to think about self-employment as an option. The session also covered the requirements of starting a food related business including: qualifications, legislation, insurance and much more!

Below is some feedback we received! 

'Excellent presentation and informative'
'Loved the Guest Speakers'
'Friendly and welcoming knowledgeable staff'

We also heard from Nickie after the event and one of the attendees had got in touch with her to let her know how inspirational she found her talk. Nickie then invited her to spend a few hours in her cafe to show her procedures and processes. Nickie said; 'I'm delighted I can help inspire people to open their own businesses, thank you for the opportunity!'

It was a great event all round! 

If you missed out and want to know more about the food industry as an option, please contact us to book an appointment with a business advisor on 0151 706 8111

Thank you to the DWF Foundation who match funded this event which was offered as part of our Enterprise Hub programme, part funded by European Regional Development Fund. 

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