MID Devon District Council is using The UK Shared Prosperity Fund to support food and drink businesses based in Mid Devon to become members of Food Drink Devon.
Thanks to The UK Shared Prosperity Fund support, Mid Devon food and drink businesses joining Food Drink Devon for the first time, can now access a free or low cost annual subscription to the organisation.
Membership benefits include mentoring and support, workshops, training and opportunities to participate in shows and events as well as use of the Food Drink Devon green heart logo.
Food Drink Devon is committed to increasing the county’s profile, both nationally and internationally and represents a membership of Devon's leading food and drink producers, retailers, hospitality venues and related businesses dedicated to serving up the best produce from the county.
With a focus on quality, sustainability and provenance, Food Drink Devon’s aim is to support and promote their 350 members and raise Devon’s culinary profile as a whole.
As a Community Interest Company (CIC), the organisation is built from the ground up to serve and benefit its community, the members of Food Drink Devon.
Cllr Keable, Cabinet Member for Planning and Economic Regeneration, said: “We are delighted to work with Food Drink Devon to offer networking and peer support opportunities for our food and drink sector. Mid Devon has a growing business community that is producing, working with and selling high quality food and drink products; we look forward to seeing them continue to develop and thrive.”
Chair of Food Drink Devon, Greg Parsons, added: “Food Drink Devon is proud to raise Devon's culinary profile and showcase the county as one where the use of fantastic quality, seasonal and sustainable local produce is standard.
“We are excited to work with the District Council to reach more of the fabulous food businesses in the region, whether it be food producers, hospitality venues or retailers, the support from The UK Shared Prosperity Fund provides a brilliant opportunity to join Food Drink Devon.”
For further information and how to apply for the free/subsidised membership, contact Food Drink Devon on 07765 184126 or email: [email protected] .
For more information about Food Drink Devon visit: www.fooddrinkdevon.co.uk, and follow @FoodDrinkDevon on X, Facebook and Instagram.
The Food Drink Devon membership offer has been funded as part of the Government’s UK Shared Prosperity Fund, of which Mid Devon District Council has received just over £1.8 million.
For more information, visit: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/uk-shared-prosperity-fund-prospectus .