Aldeburgh Food & Drink Festival launches new start-up marquee

Glorious Fodder was among the new food producers at the Aldeburgh Food and Drink Festival in 2014.

Glorious Fodder was among the new food producers at the Aldeburgh Food and Drink Festival in 2014. - Credit: Archant

Two organisations are set to co-host a start-up marquee at the Aldeburgh Food and Drink Festival on September 26 and 27.

The Aldeburgh food and drink festival at Snape Maltings

The Aldeburgh food and drink festival at Snape Maltings

Suffolk enterprise agency Menta and Good Sense Research, part of Bury St Edmunds-based food and beverage sector innovation experts Food Innovation Solutions (FIS), are working in partnership to support new and emerging food and drink producers in Suffolk.

Alex Till, chief executive of Menta, said: “This is a great working partnership with Good Sense Research which will benefit the small and micro businesses we work with.

“Menta provides impartial business advice, workshops and networking events. Good Sense Research’s strength lies in its synergy with FIS, allowing them to bridge the gap between consumer insight and innovation.”

Jess Brown, of the Aldeburgh Food and Drink Festival, said: “Our festival is well established and recognised nationally but we didn’t want to lose sight of the small producers across Suffolk. We are pleased to be working with Menta and Good Sense Research who, with their wealth of knowledge and expertise will combine creative culinary work with commercial targets and goals.”


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Aldeburgh Food & Drink Festival is providing exhibition space in the start-up marquee, aimed at businesses under two years old at a set price of £50 a day booked. For an application form contact Jess Brown on jess@aldeburghfood&drink.co.uk.

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