More than 150 guests are expected at the annual general meeting and networking supper of one of the largest food and drink business support organisations in the East Midlands.

The evening, which is the flagship event of the year for the Food and Drink Forum, takes place at Kelham Hall near Newark on Tuesday June 26th.

Key industry figures from across Derbyshire, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire, Northamptonshire, Nottinghamshire and Rutland are due to attend the event, which this year is being sponsored by Pork Farms and the Food and Drink iNet.

Speakers include Ian Noakes, of Dovedale Foods, and Dave Harrison from Everards Brewery.

Ian, who runs a company based at Southglade Food Park, Nottingham, which manufacturers a range of sauces, including dairy and gluten-free products, under the Sauces of Choice brand will be delivering a presentation entitled ‘Working for yourself? You must be mad’.

Dave, who is operations director at Leicestershire-based independent family brewery Everards, will deliver a presentation focused on ‘Food and drink from a small business perspective’.

“Our AGM and networking supper is the ideal time for those linked to the food and drink sector in the region to come together to network, make contacts and to hear about the latest sector trends,” said Food and Drink Forum managing director Fiona Anderson.

“We are very pleased that once again we will be welcoming so many professionals from across the East Midlands.”

The Forum, which is based at Southglade Food Park, Nottingham, has members across the region, including manufacturers, food service operators, and consultants and businesses providing services to the food and drink sector.

The Food and Drink Forum was founded in 1998 as a not-for-profit, membership-led organisation to stimulate and support the sustainable growth and development of the food and drink industry in the East Midlands.

Its aims include championing the food and drink sector in the East Midlands, developing strategic influencing partnerships within and outside the East Midlands, and acting as a centre for information and knowledge on all subjects relating to the food and drink sector in the region.

It also aims to stimulate and facilitate sustainable change within companies of all sizes across the food chain, generate income and secure resources to meet the needs of a high-quality service, and promote the food and drink sector to future employees through education and the raising of skills.

For information about membership or the AGM and networking supper please call 0115 9758810.

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