Manufacturers working in the East Midlands food and drink sector are being invited to discover more about the support available to help boost business.

The Food and Drink iNet, along with the Manufacturing Advisory Service East and Food Processing Faraday, will be joining forces to stage an event on Tuesday November 16th at the Holbeach Campus of the University of Lincoln.

Running from 10am to 1.30pm, the event will turn the spotlight on ways to improve, innovate and make businesses more ‘lean’ and efficient.

“The food and drink sector is thriving in the East Midlands, and there is a range of support available to help ensure that this continues,” said Rachel Linstead, Lincolnshire advisor for the Food and Drink iNet. “This event is an ideal way for food and drink manufacturers in the region to learn more about the help that’s available to improve and innovate.”

During the session, which is free to attend, delegates will hear from sector specialists, as well as a Lincolnshire business that has been supported by both MAS and the Food and Drink iNet.

To register for attendance contact MAS on 01664 501213 or email

Funded by emda and the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), the Food and Drink iNet co-ordinates innovation support for businesses, universities and individuals working in the food and drink sector in the East Midlands. One of four regional iNets, it has developed an effective network to link academic and private sector expertise and knowledge with local food and drink business innovation needs.

The Food and Drink iNet also aims to build on the tradition of innovation in the food and drink industry in the region by helping to create opportunities to develop knowledge and skills, and to help research, develop and implement new products, markets, services and processes. It is managed by a consortium, led by the Food and Drink Forum and including Food Processing Faraday, Nottingham Trent University, the University of Lincoln, and the University of Nottingham. It is based at Southglade Food Park, Nottingham, with advisors covering the East Midlands region.

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