Many of our Members have received fantastic recognition in the last 12 months, including Celtic Marches who won Best Cider Producer of 2018 at the Herefordshire Food and Drink Awards, and Macneil’s Smokehouse who were awarded ‘The Great Taste’ Golden Fork for the Best Food or Drink from the Midlands.

With plenty of events for food and drink businesses to raise their profile and promote their products and services, I would like to encourage companies to take advantage of some brilliant upcoming opportunities available through your local Chamber of Commerce.

Following the huge success of last year’s event, I am delighted to reveal that the Chamber has partnered with Santander and mfg Solicitors to deliver its second Food and Drink Conference.

Taking place at Sixways Stadium on Tuesday, March, 19, the half-day conference will welcome delegates to network with like-minded businesses and hear from our exciting panel of guest speakers.

New Brexit seminar for business expo

We are pleased to welcome: Ian Wright, Director General, The Food & Drink Federation, Alvaro Alamillo, Head of International Partnerships, Santander Corporate & Commercial Banking, Robert Hardy, Operations Director, Oakland International Ltd and Will Kerton, Droitwich Salt & Churchfields Farmhouse.

Topics discussed at the event will include The Food & Drink Federation and its role in the debate on Brexit, diet and nutrition, plastic packaging and the UK’s Industrial Strategy, Spain as a market for UK food and drink producers, avoiding unnecessary costs in international trade and the journey from field to fork.

The event is free for Members of the Chamber to attend, if you would like to book your place please contact our Events team on

Lastly, there are now only a few free stands remaining in the Food and Drink Producers’ Zone, sponsored by mfg Solicitors, at the Chamber’s Spring Business Expo.

Taking place on Thursday, March 7,) at the Three Counties Showground, if you are interested in showcasing your produce in front of 800 visitors, please contact 01905 673612.