Food Business Courses

Whether you are considering setting up an artisan food business or looking to develop and expand an existing enterprise our food business start-up course will help you transform your ideas into reality.

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Food Business Start-ups


This two-day food business start-up course provides you with essential guidance and resources needed to explore or establish your own artisan food business.

Creating a Successful Micro-Bakery


Thinking of setting up your own commercial micro-bakery? This one-day course with successful bakery owner Ian Waterland shares his secrets to setting up a thriving business.

Artisan Business Start-Up Certificate - Module 1: The Business


Explore the foundations of your own artisan food business in detail with guidance from Head of Business and Enterprise, Yvonne O’Donovan.

Creating an Artisan Drinks Business


Dream of launching your own artisan drinks business? Join award-winning cider maker Simon Reed on this one day course as he shares his tips & guidance on setting up a viable drinks venture.

Artisan Business Start-Up Certificate - Module 2: The Marketplace


Examine the marketplace your artisan food business will operate in, define your customer base and develop a unique business proposition in a competitive environment.

Artisan Business Start-Up Certificate - Module 3: The Finance


Explore in detail one of the most important foundations for any artisan food business – its finances.

Artisan Business Start-Up Certificate - Module 5: The Business Plan


Delve into the finer detail of developing your business plan and the steps you need to take to make your plans on paper a reality in the thriving artisan food sector.

Artisan Business Start-Up Certificate - Module 4: The Operations


Investigate the logistics and systems behind setting up and running your company, while meeting the needs of your customers.

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