bursary scheme unveiled by Burnham Food and Drink Festival
organisers of Burnham-On-Sea's Food and Drink Festival have launched
a new bursary scheme offering up to five free trading pitches
at the Spring festival on 23rd May.
Bursary is aimed at helping local food and drink producers who
have not engaged in retail trade before.
Director Sarah Milner Simonds said: "Through the Food and
Drink Festival we have shown our commitment to supporting local
traders build sustainable businesses and now we want to help new
businesses make their first steps into trading. We recognise we
have an opportunity to assist in developing the skills, abilities
and knowledge of all food and drink producers."
Festival Director Beverley Milner Simonds added: "The scheme
is designed to encourage business start-up and self-employment
within Somerset. We are providing up to five discretionary bursary
awards for pitches at the May Food and Drink festival."
had a great footfall of over 7,000 at each of the 2014 festivals
and we hope that opportunity will be seized on by new traders."
of last year's benefactors, Berrow Beef, Sarah Welland, said:
"Being awarded a bursary to attend the October 2014 festival
was a massive boost for us during the early stages of establishing
had access to expert advice on how to get the best out of the
day, free publicity, as well as being able to trade for free.
Due to the huge success it turned out to be (both in terms of
sales on the day and follow up business), we intend being at every
trader may have been producing and selling direct to restaurant
or a business but not direct to the public. Applications need
to be in before 14 March and can be submitted here.
Top, Sarah and Richard Welland with son Max from Berrow Beef