Small businesses are thriving in Britain and at the centre of this explosion of great British businesses are brilliant food startups. We’ve seen first hand through the high number of food businesses that’ve received a Start Up Loan through Virgin StartUp how much these startups ooze passion and become champions of the community they’re based.

With that in mind, we were super chuffed to be supporting The Takeaway & Restaurant Innovation Expo 2016! It’s Europe’s leading event for takeaway and restaurant owners. On September 27th & 28th, ExCeL London will be opening its doors for the show’s fourth edition. Not only is this event a great resource for food entrepreneurs, it’s also free! 

What awaits visitors at the Takeaway Expo? Well, there will be over 300 leading suppliers, 150 expert speakers, workshops, the Innovation Awards, 1-2-1 advice, and panel sessions. Plus five amazing features that take the event’s interactivity, education, and innovation to the highest level. The features are:

  • The Delivery Zone will be providing a wealth of information and guidance on the best delivery options for you. The area includes suppliers of the transport to get all your food to the hungry household as well as the packaging to keep it safe in the process.
  • The Drinks Zone presents some of the most cutting edge and inspiring concepts and developments in drinks products and supplies. Amongst the numerous exhibitors at the show will be leading suppliers of drinks machinery, vending machines, and design.
  • The FoodTalk Radio Show will be hosted by Sue Nelson and Paul Andrews. It will include interviews with some new and innovative exhibitors, gaining insights into the concepts behind their products, services, and business.
  • The Networking Area will be providing a networking platform that’s unparalleled in scope, diversity, and opportunities to build new relationships and connections with industry professionals from all over the UK and Europe.

And finally, The 2016 Takeaway Innovation Awards. Comprised of four different awards categories; Kitchen, Drinks, Products, and Takeaway Innovation. The judges of the awards range throughout the two days and include influential industry figures such as:

  • Ben Taylor (Head of Operations at Nandos)
  • Graham Corfield (Managing Director of Just Eat)
  • John Aizelwood  (CDO at Pizza Hut)
  • Mark Fabes (Vice President of Technology at Starbucks)
  • Chris Fung (Ex-CEO & Co-Creator at Crussh)

And many more…

Whether you are a restaurant, bar, or café owner, an aspiring catering entrepreneur or just a lover of everything cuisine, make sure you save the date in your diary and register now for a free ticket to this unique exhibition. Find all the details you need on our website.