New Food and Drink group launched at online event

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A new group to help food and drink businesses across the Marches work more closely together, develop international markets and access specialist support has been launched at an online event.

The new cluster group has been formed to bring together small and large food and drink businesses in a Marches-wide network so that companies can work with each other and with one local on-the-ground contact.

It was launched at a special event earlier this month which featured a range of guest speakers offering expert insight and advice.

The event was led by David Caine, the new specialist food and drink adviser for the sector who has been appointed to cover the Marches Local Enterprise Partnership region, working with Shropshire Chamber of Commerce and Herefordshire & Worcestershire Chamber along with the Department for International Trade (DIT).

David, who has more than 15 years' experience working in the food industry and exporting, says food and drink plays a key part in the economy of Herefordshire, Shropshire and Telford & Wrekin.

View the launch event here.

David, who will be based with Shropshire Chamber of Commerce, can be contacted on 07593 562050 or at david.caine@mobile.trade.gov.uk

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