As the COVID situation rapidly evolves we encourage our wider community to support our local food and beverage businesses who will be affected by the snap lock down. Head to our @localfood pages for updates and information on member offers and changed trading conditions for businesses impacted by restrictions. Stay across the latest updates and information collated by the FAN team HERE.
In the meantime we continue to plan for future events, activities and programs for our members including the second round of our Export Program (starting 5 August); a special evening with Carl Hartmann from Lyre’s as part of our Insights and Innovations from our Industry series (15 July); and tailored market development workshops for our brewers and distillers as part of BrewCon 2021.
In times like these, we are reminded of the power of our FAN community and encourage any members to reach out for support and information.
Yours in collaboration
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Producers of craft beers, ciders and spirits are invited to free workshops, designed and delivered by national and export market development experts. The National Market and Export workshops cover key topics including market opportunity identification; consumer, on and off-premise trends; category drivers; retailer requirements; margin enhancers; promotions and marketing; national and export craft producer case studies; and much more. REGISTER YOUR INTEREST HERE. National Market Workshop – 3rd August, 9am-4pm / Export Workshop – 4th August, 9am-4pm.
FAN will also be hosting a stand at BrewCon 2021 and invites members to showcase their product at the stand. SEND YOUR EOI HERE.
Feedback, input and tips welcome!
Business Boost (up to $15,000) – opens mid-July
Tier 1: Up to $100,000 for 12mth projects with 20% co-contribution.
Tier 2: For ASIC registered companies only – Between $100,00 and $200,000 for 24mth projects with 50% co-contribution.
Visit FANConnect for the list of current and upcoming grants or contact FAN’s Grants partner Jenny Lawson from Successful Grants for more information.
Business Launchpad – Sunshine Coast release
For up-to-date details on opportunities available for FAN Members VISIT FANConnect.
Food and Hospitality Show
Industry Education & Training Australian Trade college
Are you interested in attending an Industry education and training information session – presented by the Australian Industry Trade College? The session is part of a broader project to scope issues, opportunities and initiatives around industry education training to meet future workforce needs. Interested in learning more submit an EOI HERE.
Sunshine Coast Business Awards Sessions
Thinking about entering the Sunshine Coast Business Awards? Head along to one of the upcoming information sessions to find out more. Registrations are essential BOOK HERE.
Congratulations to the Boneafide Broth Co team who have won the “Boutique Food Producer of the Year” at the #corporatelivewireawards2021 in the Innovation and Excellence category
Congratulations to Jade from Green Valley Finger Limes for winning the New Exporter of the Year at the recent Queensland Horticulture Awards.
Congratulations to the Fenn Foods team who have been selected as a finalist in the Australian Small Business Champion Awards. The last 12 months has been an intensive period of growth for the company, with the selection being well deserved.
Join Mandy’s new Luvaberry’s Supper Club – an exciting new experience that is sure to excite foodies and farm-fresh produce lovers alike. The events, in partnership with Tastes of Moreton Bay, will be held in August and September. FIND OUT MORE HERE.
Special thanks to FAN’s Partners and Sponsors who provide significant resources towards the ongoing sustainability of FAN and the growth and resilience of our regions’ food and agribusiness industry.