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Oxfordshire Berkshire Buckinghamshire & Milton Keynes BBO Home Page MapWelcome to the Berks, Bucks & Milton Keynes and Oxon Food Group

We have moved!
To Oxfordshire County Council.
As of 17 September 2009 please find new contact details in Contact Us
 
Membership of the Berkshire, Buckinghamshire & Milton Keynes, and Oxfordshire Food Groups brings with it tangible benefits for you and your business.

In the last five years our members have seen their profits grow as they took advantage of sales, tasting podiums and stands at local, national and international shows, subsidised training courses, and FREE publicity on our website and through press releases and articles.

We hold networking events when we invite guest speakers to discuss relevant topics such as branding, marketing, publicity and website design, and packaging.

Our successful annual trade show brings chefs, deli-owners, retailers and others in the foodservice sector to you. We know how hard it can be to contact chefs and deli-owners, so we do that for our members, with great success for everyone.

Caterers, chefs, broadcasters, journalists and food writers call the BBO Food Group first when they want to know more about tasty local food, whatís in season and where they can source the best quality ingredients.

When youíre a member of the BBO Food Group we can highlight your business and promote your products.

This is what some of our members say:
Carol Nielsen from Brightwell Vineyard, Oxon: ďBeing a member of the Food Group has definitely opened new market outlets for our young company. The membership fee is paid off many times over.?br>
New member Ruth Lachmann of Lachmannís, MK came to the Food Group for help in finding a retailer for her home-made pies. ďItís helped me plan my expenditure and income, and I can see the direction for my business to develop. Following your advice Iím working with a marketing company to look at branding, packaging and bar codes.?br>
Clare Marriage from Doves Farm Foods, Patron Members for three years comments: ďIt is wonderful to have the Food Group where people can find professional advice, meet other people, share information and network. Support from the Food Group means itís much easier for small scale producers to be empowered early on in their business development.?br>
The three groups work as a community interest company and are supported by the South England Development Agency and by local authorities to "promote the production and consumption of locally produced foods" (The Mission). Download here the minutes of the last BBO Food Group CIC meeting.


 

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2011 Local Flavours Guide

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Find out more about us:
bullet Annual Report 2008-2009
bullet Minutes of our Meetings
bullet BBO Food Group Business Plan 2007 - 2010
bullet Local Food for Local Shops
A Practical Toolkit Download (3Mb)
bullet About Us

Register or login as a member
If you are a producer or retailer in the local area, you can register with the Berkshire, Buckinghamshire & Milton Keynes and Oxfordshire (BBO) Food Group:
bullet Membership and benefits
bullet Login 
bullet Contact Membership Coordinator

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