The Producers’ Table

Time & Place

Thursday, 3 October 2019

- in:

What's On

A chance to show off your range to everyone attending the festival.

The Producers’ Table is located in the main walkway as you enter the first floor of the show at the Institute of Directors. Here you can place your products for everyone to see, taste and discover. Many of our speakers, investors and retail buyers enjoy visiting the festival beyond their dedicated sessions, so you never know who might be stopping by. Present your range and see what everyone else is up to. Due to the high number of attendees, please limit your samples to one or two units per SKU. You are permitted to bring samples only – please do not bring exhibition displays, posters, leaflets or props so that the space can be used to fit everyone in. Spaces may not be booked in advance and are available on a first come, first served basis. There is no charge to add your products to the Producers’ Table.

POD POD

Time & Place

Thursday, 3 October 2019

09:00 - 17:00 in:

What's On

Identify your Point of Difference with a panel of three industry experts.

Grab a POD POD slot when you book your ticket to Bread & Jam to get insights and feedback from three industry experts who will help you identify the all important Point of Difference for your product. Often, nailing your POD can be what makes or breaks a listing opportunity. So, how do you know when you’ve got a true POD or not? Understand how you and your business can stand out in this increasingly competitive market.

Panellists will be on rotation throughout the show and the schedule will be displayed next to the POD POD table in The Marketplace. Please ensure you book your slot in advance when you purchase your ticket.

The Marketplace

Time & Place

Thursday, 3 October 2019

09:00 - 17:00 in:

What's On

Meet hand-picked exhibitors who are passionate about supporting independent brands.

Visit The Marketplace at Bread & Jam to meet a curated cohort of service providers – from food photographers to businesses coaches and PR agencies to business coaches, they have all been chosen for their in-depth understanding of early stage food businesses and what it takes to make them succeed.

Find out who’ll be in The Marketplace this year here.

One to One Clinics

Time & Place

Thursday, 3 October 2019

09:00 - 17:00 in:

What's On

On top of the outstanding speaking line up, interactive industry workshops and panel discussions, we’ve got a range of one to one clinic sessions to help your food business scale fast.

Most of these will be located in The Marketplace area and involve a short meeting with a consultant about a particular topic e.g. barcodes and labelling where you can get advice specific to your business. Please note that you must have a ticket to Bread & Jam to take part. More details about the clinics will be released shortly, including how to book.

The Tasting Panel Powered By Creative Coup – Instant Feedback From Retail Buyers

Time & Place

Thursday, 3 October 2019

09:30 - 17:00 in:

What's On

Grab a Tasting Panel slot to receive feedback from retail buyers and industry experts.

Get firsthand insights into what works and what doesn’t on the retail shelf from national and independent retailers. Present your product to three buyers from different retail sectors and receive instant, honest feedback (on branding, taste, pricing and more), so you can get a well rounded view of where the potential lies for your product.

Every hour the panel of three buyers changes – so far senior buyers from the following retailers have confirmed slots; Whole Foods Market, Planet Organic, Selfridges, Ocado, Sainbury’s, Holland & Barrett, LNER, Morrison, Fortnum & Mason and Harrods.

Tasting Panel slots may be booked as an additional item when you purchase your ticket. The Tasting Panel is an extremely popular part of the show, so please ensure that you book your slot promptly before they sell out.

Future Food Awards

Time & Place

Thursday, 3 October 2019

14:00 - 15:00 in:

What's On

The Future Food Awards are here to celebrate the new brands and innovations revolutionising the food and drink industry.

Join us in the Leaders’ Lectures room to hear the shortlisted entrants to the Future Food Awards pitch to become the overall winner this year. Brought to you by Speciality Food Magazine and The FoodTalk Show, they’re giving the most exciting businesses of today a step towards  success, international recognition and money-can’t-buy contact with some of food and drink’s most revered experts.

Meet The Funder Powered by Grant Thornton – Pitch for Cash

Time & Place

Thursday, 3 October 2019

15:00 - 16:00 in:

What's On

Pitch your business to seed investors, angels, investor clubs and VCs.

Applications open on 12th August. Apply to pitch your business to investors (curated by Grant Thornton) looking for the next big idea in food and drink, typically investing around £500,000. Applications will be sent to all investors, who will collectively choose the brands that interest them most, offering a round robin of 10 minute face-to-face speed investment meetings in the Pitching Room.

Applications now open – click here. You must have a ticket to apply.

Please check out the investors below that will be present at the festival.

Jam Jar Investments

Jam Jar is the innocent drinks founders’ venture capital fund, investing in consumer brand businesses with a strong team, a hot idea that has a net positive effect on the world. They are looking for early-stage opportunities based in the UK and requiring an investment of £150k-£1m per round.

Distill Ventures

Distill was born out of a realisation that there were many visionary drinks entrepreneurs with barriers holding them back and little access to resources to help them build global brands. Unlike industries like tech where this support already existed. Distill wanted to change that. They brought together a passion for drinks and a range of experts to fill the void. They approached Diageo as a partner, and in 2013, the world’s first accelerator for the spirits industry was born.

With offices in both London and New York, their Co-Founders and Portfolio Directors have both drinks and startup experience, giving them real industry insight and helping them to support founder-led brands. The expertise of their 17-strong team coupled Redwood Brand’s sales force of 16 members means they’ve got a strong global presence and an exceptional range of expertise to draw from when it comes to supporting portfolio company’s founders.

Bran Investments

Bran is a family office with over 40 years of experience in property and care home management. They make seed-stage investments into health & fitness and ethical & vegan products. They typically invest up to £500k initially, with the ability to follow on in future rounds.

Pembroke VCT

Pembroke is a venture capital trust with a focus on making investments in consumer-facing businesses capable of building a brand in their chosen marketplaces. Companies can be pre-profit but generally have turnover of £500k+ and must have established an early customer base and refined an initial product or service offering.

Yeo Valley

Yeo Valley support British entrepreneurs who share their passion for great products and services that are environmentally sensitive. They typically make minority equity investments that are between £0.5m and £2m, although exceptions may be made.

After Show Drinks Reception

Time & Place

Thursday, 3 October 2019

17:00 - 18:30 in:

What's On

Join us on Thursday night in The Marketplace for drinks in partnership with Speciality Food Magazine and The Future Food Awards.

Attend a complimentary drinks reception on the first night of Bread & Jam in The Marketplace, where the overall winner of The Future Food Awards 2019 will be announced over free flowing wine, beer and softs. After a long day learning, pitching and networking, here’s a chance to let your hair down and get to know some of the movers and shakers of our industry.

The Producers’ Table

Time & Place

Friday, 4 October 2019
-

What's On

A chance to show off your range to everyone attending the festival.

The Producers’ Table is located in the main walkway as you enter the first floor of the show at the Institute of Directors. Here you can place your products for everyone to see, taste and discover. Many of our speakers, investors and retail buyers enjoy visiting the festival beyond their dedicated sessions, so you never know who might be stopping by. Present your range and see what everyone else is up to. Due to the high number of attendees, please limit your samples to one or two units per SKU. You are permitted to bring samples only – please do not bring exhibition displays, posters, leaflets or props so that the space can be used to fit everyone in. Spaces may not be booked in advance and are available on a first come, first served basis. There is no charge to add your products to the Producers’ Table.

POD POD

Time & Place

Friday, 4 October 2019
09:00 - 17:00

What's On

POD POD

Sign up to Bread & Jam’s session: the Point Of Difference POD. Often your point of difference is what makes or breaks a listing opportunity. How do you make sure that you’ve nailed it? Speak to a panel of three industry experts, all with the retail experience and insights you need to communicate how you stand out with confidence.

WHO’S ON THE PANEL?

Panellists will be on rotation and the schedule will be displayed on the POD POD boards in the Marketplace.

The Market Place

Time & Place

Friday, 4 October 2019
09:00 - 17:00

What's On

Meet hand-picked exhibitors who are passionate about supporting independent brands.

Visit The Marketplace at Bread & Jam to meet a curated cohort of service providers – from food photographers to businesses coaches and PR agencies to business coaches, they have all been chosen for their in-depth understanding of early stage food businesses and what it takes to make them succeed.

Find out who’ll be in The Marketplace this year here.

One to One Clinics

Time & Place

Friday, 4 October 2019
09:00 - 17:00

What's On

On top of the outstanding speaking line up, interactive industry workshops and panel discussions, we’ve got a range of one to one clinic sessions to help your food business scale fast.

Most of these will be located in The Marketplace area and involve a short meeting with a consultant about a particular topic e.g. barcodes and labelling where you can get advice specific to your business. Please note that you must have a ticket to Bread & Jam to take part. More details about the clinics will be released shortly, including how to book.

The Tasting Panel Powered By Creative Coup – Instant Feedback From Retail Buyers

Time & Place

Friday, 4 October 2019
09:30 - 17:00

What's On

Grab a Tasting Panel slot to receive feedback from retail buyers.

Get firsthand insights into what works and what doesn’t on the retail shelf from national and independent retailers. Present your product to three buyers from different retail sectors and receive instant, honest feedback (on branding, taste, pricing and more), so you can get a well rounded view of where the potential lies for your product.

Every hour the panel of three buyers changes – so far senior buyers from the following retailers have confirmed slots; Whole Foods Market, Planet Organic, Selfridges, Ocado, Sainbury’s, Holland & Barrett, LNER, Morrison, Fortnum & Mason and Harrods.

Tasting Panel slots may be booked as an additional item when you purchase your ticket. The Tasting Panel is an extremely popular part of the show, so please ensure that you book your slot promptly before they sell out.

Pitch to Win: The Ultimate Elevator Pitch

Time & Place

Friday, 4 October 2019
14:00 - 15:00

What's On

Turn 3 minutes into over £30k by applying to pitch your business idea to a panel of industry experts in a live, fast paced Dragon’s Den style session.

 

Six brands will be shortlisted in the run up to the show and invited to deliver a 3 minute live pitch, with only one to be declared the winner and receive a game-changing Grand Prize, consisting of:

 

  • £15k in sales support from LVK
  • £15k branding make over from Brandality
  • £2k worth of legal advice from Joelson
  • 6 months of mentoring from Pippa Murray, founder of Pip & Nut
  • £1,500 of brand protection advice from GJE
  • Meeting with Sainsbury’s Category Buyer
  • Free stand at the Specialty Fine Food Fair (2020)
  • Free access to all Bread & Jam events for 12 months

The Panel of Judges

“This package of awards will transform one business overnight.” Jason Gibb, Bread & Jam

You must have a ticket to apply and the application deadline is 23rd September. You will be informed via email 48 hours before the show if you have been shortlisted to pitch.

Click here to apply.

For terms and conditions click here.