Prospective and newly-formed distilleries can apply for cash to help their businesses grow

Diageo backs £10M fund for distillers

By Rod Addy

New and growing distillers could draw on a £10M fund to help their businesses grow, thanks to an initiative backed by spirits giant Diageo.

Investec is looking to crown an 'Entrepreneur of the Year'

Investec on hunt for entrepreneur of the year

By Laurence Gibbons

Bank and market analyst Investec has launched a hunt to find a food or drink business that has reinvented its category to crown its ‘Food & Drink entrepreneur of the year’.

If big firms don't invest in small businesses they risk losing their income streams

Invest in small food firms or risk losing income

By Laurence Gibbons

Big food and drink manufacturers should invest in small firms to protect their income streams and benefit from injecting an innovative and entrepreneurial spirit into their businesses.

Yumbles offers firms without retail contracts a place to sell their products

Website provides route to market for food firms

By Laurence Gibbons

Small food and drink firms and entrepreneurs can benefit from a new website that offers businesses without retail contracts opportunities to market their products.

Rick Pendrous, editor, Food Manufacture

Finance needed for small firms to grow

By Rick Pendrous

You only have to look at the number of money-making ideas for food and drink products that make it on to BBC TV's Dragons' Den to recognise that the entrepreneurial spirit is alive and well in Britain.

Consumers view frozen yogurt as a healthier alternative to ice cream

UK frozen yogurt market to soar in 2012

By Dan Colombini

The use of innovative flavourings and a consumer drive for healthier food is expected to contribute to major growth in the UK frozen yogurt market, according to industry experts.

Welcome to the big chill

Welcome to the big chill

By Rick Pendrous

Samworth Brothers' chief executive Brian Stein will have the satisfaction of looking back on 16 years of successful leadership of the chilled foods manufacturer when he passes on the reins next year. Stein has helped create a hugely successful business,...


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