This evening meeting is a chance to learn about best practice in promoting your business via social media, as well as use some old fashioned face to face networking skills to learn about local resources for food and drink businesses and discover key issues facing the sector at the moment. The session will consist of an engaging presentation on the use of social media for food and drink businesses, followed by networking, and then a line-up of short presentations by consultants and local businesses on relevant issues/topics affecting the sector.
The event is aimed at Eastern, Midlands and South East food and drink businesses, professionals and consultants.Sign up early if you would like to be assigned one of the presentation slots.
The event has two, complementary, aims.
- To educate consultants and food businesses on Social Media. How to use Social Media to project your business – so yes, advertising, but there are a wide range of options now available: Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn etc. On the other side, how do you protect yourself and your business – so for example, having social media policies in place for staff?
- To provide an opportunity for the Consultancy group to explain what they do to local food businesses and other consultants using the oldest method of social media – face to face presentation.
Arrival & registration
Introduction and Welcome, Andy Kerridge & Carol Raithatha
|18.35||A foodies guide to social media - 8 key ingredients , Sarah Daniels, The RedCat Partnership Ltd.|
|19.15||Light Buffet & Networking opportunities|
|20.00||Consultants and Local Businesses presentations (find out how to present below)|
|21.00||Q & A Session|
ABOUT THE MAIN SPEAKER:
Sarah is a pragmatic Health and Safety Professional, a Chartered Practitioner and owner of two collaborative businesses. Sarah’s professional career started after her first degree in Environmental Health as an Enforcement Officer; She soon realised that her skills lay elsewhere! So, 11 years after beating the compliance drum, and a less than happy return to work as a new mum she decided to set up her own business.
In April 1999 the RedCat Partnership Ltd was born. It has gone from strength to strength. The Business offers pragmatic Risk Management Consultancy and Training; the team helps businesses with their Health and Safety and/or Food Safety needs. The team work with many local and national businesses. As about 1/3 of the business is training they have now expanded into No.8 Thorpe Road; their own office and high spec training/ meeting rooms; which they rent out to help other Businesses! Social Media was seen as an essential Marketing tool for both businesses.
YOUR OPPORTUNITY TO PRESENT
We are offering delegates an opportunity to present on topics of relevance for food and drink businesses (NO DIRECT SELLING!). Presentation time (7 mins). If you would like more information about presenting please contact Andy Kerridge.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND? Consultants, local food business representatives, local IFST members
COST: £20.00 IFST members, £50.00 non-members