BBC Good Food Show seeks country's best producers for bursary award scheme

BBC Good Food Show organisers are again searching for some of the country’s best producers for their bursary award scheme.

The scheme aims to promote small producers and winners will be given a free-of-charge stand in the Producers’ Village at the show closest to them - Birmingham , London or Scotland - this autumn.

Laura Biggs, managing director, BBC Good Food Shows, said: “We are passionate about finding great producers to showcase to our audience and to giving small businesses a platform to progress.

“This is such a great way to discover the smaller brands and I, personally, cannot wait to begin the search again and see what a fantastic array of producers our country has to offer.”

Amy Cheadle, of The Northern Dough Co, said: “The BBC Good Food Show bursary is a fantastic award that we were hugely proud to win in winter 2011.

“It’s a true showcase for small producers who are passionate about great British food who, otherwise, wouldn’t have the opportunity to appear at such a prestigious consumer event.

“Winning the award has helped us grow our business in many ways and we’ve used the accolade in many different forms, from business pitches to consumer communications - the BBC Good Food name resonates with so many different audiences and acts as a valued seal of approval.

“I’d encourage any small business with a great product range to enter. The show is a fantastic opportunity to get in front of your core target audience and meeting other like-minded exhibitors gives a great network of advice and support."

The awards are now open for application. For more details contact katy.truss@haymarket.com or call 020 8267 8315.

After all the applications have been received they will be put through a rigorous judging process with Good Food Magazine editor, Gillian Carter, and a tasting session in the Good Food test kitchens.

The most exceptional will then be awarded a free opportunity to exhibit at the show and showcase their products to tens of thousands of food enthusiasts.

Producers can find out more information on bbcgoodfoodshow.com/producersbursaryawards. Applications close on August 24.

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