Accelerator

Food & Drink Commercial Excellence Programme

This inspirent programme consists of four workshops offering practical support to overcome market barriers and boost confidence. Participants will learn to share growth ambitions, identify target customers, address challenges, conduct SWOT analyses, and present to buyers.

Additionally, an onboarding session acquaints suppliers with programme content, ensuring they are prepared and engaged for the workshops.

Accelerator

Food & Drink Commercial Excellence Programme

Food & Drink Commercial Excellence Programme

This inspirent programme consists of four workshops offering practical support to overcome market barriers and boost confidence. Participants will learn to share growth ambitions, identify target customers, address challenges, conduct SWOT analyses, and present to buyers.

Additionally, an onboarding session acquaints suppliers with programme content, ensuring they are prepared and engaged for the workshops.

What’s it all about?

Are you truly meeting your buyer’s expectations?

Are you truly meeting your buyer’s expectations?

The Food & Drink sector has never been more challenging; the impact of rising ingredient costs, higher energy bills, and increasing labour charges are compounded by the retailer’s need to drive prices down. All this while maintaining quality and making your products stand out in a crowded and competitive marketplace.

More than ever, food and drink manufacturers must use every means at their disposal to ensure they can sell their goods for a fair price that allows them to thrive, grow and continue to develop new products.

Our solution?

The inspirent Food & Drink Commercial Excellence Programme is a four-workshop programme designed to address the sector’s challenges and help you become market-ready.

Using case studies and practical in-workshop training, we will take participants through the critical steps required to deliver a compelling pitch while building solid relationships with buyers.

Partners

Industry Leading Partnerships.

Industry Leading Partnerships.

inspirent has partnered with a specialist food and drink sector consultancy, which has a fantastic reputation for outstanding results – Food2Market – to bring a gold standard vehicle for unlocking potential.

inspirent has partnered with a specialist food and drink sector consultancy, which has a fantastic reputation for outstanding results – Food2Market – to bring a gold standard vehicle for unlocking potential.

Working together, we have created a genuinely valuable programme that delivers measurable outcomes. Following previous programmes, consultants have received feedback from retail buyers commenting on how professional and capable the participants have become; this is a testament to the programme’s effectiveness.

Workshops

Our steps to becoming market-ready.

Our steps to becoming market-ready.

Each of the four workshops covers a vital step in preparing the presentation for when you are ready to meet the buyer and what to do in order to grow the relationship with them.

The workshops will provide practical advice and help to become ‘market-ready’, and they will empower participants by increasing their confidence and enabling them to present in the manner that buyers expect.

To ensure participants get focused support, places are limited to a maximum of twelve, so if you are a business owner, or a sales, business development or commercial professional working with a Scottish manufacturer, you should apply today. It’s the next step to delivering significant growth for your business.

Workshop 1

In person

Market Centric and Gap Analysis & Benchmarking

Workshop 2

Online

Power of Planning &
Scaling Your Business

Workshop 2

Online

Power of Planning &
Scaling Your Business

Workshop 3

In person

Financial Mastery &
Key Messages

Workshop 4

Online

Effective Presenting Skills & Developing the Relationship

Workshop 4

Online

Effective Presenting Skills & Developing the Relationship

Register your interest.

Are you and your business ready to grow?

How you will benefit

Helping your business thrive.

Helping your business thrive.

Participation in the inspirent Food & Drink Commercial Excellence Programme provides access to an experienced and expert Food & Drink sector consultant, as well as an invaluable peer-to-peer learning experience.

You will be joined by others working in the Food & Drink sector, some of whom will undoubtedly have experiences relevant to your challenges. Likewise, you will have experiences that are relevant and helpful to others.

Progress to success.

Progress to success.

During the programme, participants will have access to one-to-one mentoring via Zoom. And the Miro Board used throughout the programme will be accessible, even after the programme has ended.

During the programme, participants will have access to one-to-one mentoring via Zoom. And the Miro Board used throughout the programme will be accessible, even after the programme has ended.

We also encourage each cohort to form a community and continue engagement with fellow participants via WhatsApp Groups.

Testimonials

Workshop success stories.

Workshop success stories.

“I did not expect that this valuable opportunity would be as significant as it turned out to be. Knowledge transfer was of a very high quality and aligned to targeted skills required to expand and scale our business. The insightful and supportive approach was a pivotal part of this experience. The detail of information, access to relevant intelligence, tools to increase efficiency in business and connections to other potential markets was astounding. This is a remarkable experience that has honestly shaped the future of our business. In only 6 months from finishing, we have dedicated our efforts to the side of the business which has the most potential, expanding to a production unit, increase employees and pursuing new markets. This is a direct result of my learning and knowledge gained. If anyone is lucky enough to get to work with them, it is a true gift”.

Café and Bakery, Past participant

“The workshop we attended has been one of the best and most valuable to date. Not only was the group super informative, but we also really got into depth of issues no one ever explains. This preparation to market is important to us. Neither of us have “business school” backgrounds and dealing with buyers is daunting, so we found this course ESSENTIAL for our confidence building – we highly recommend”!

Gluten-free, protein-filled, sugar free treats, Past participant

“These interactive workshops really helped focus structure and direction to obtain a clear growth plan for our business, delivered in a practical way. The experienced advice was delivered by in-market experts who have a passion for the industry. Our business is already reaping the benefits of implemented changes”.

Nutritious, Healthy & Gourmet Meals & Soups, Past participant

“An informative, engaging and challenging programme that I would highly recommend. Whether you’re at the start up or expansion phase of your business journey, the advice and experiences shared make this a programme most worth while of your time. You will not be disappointed, thanks again guys”!

Grow Tasty & Versatile Vegetables, Past participant

Enquiry Form

Need more information? Enquire today.

Need more information? Enquire today.

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