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Newark and Sherwood food and drink businesses to benefit from Nottinghamshire County Council toolkit

A toolkit that supports businesses in the food and drink sector has been launched.

The pandemic has resulted in tough times for Newark and Sherwood’s food and drinks businesses.

As restrictions are expected to be eased this month in line with the government’s roadmap out of lockdown, and as part of a commitment to support local businesses, Nottinghamshire County Council has launched a new toolkit to help food and drink businesses across the county.


From start-ups to established enterprises the toolkit is intended for all businesses spanning the supply chain — including, growers, farmers, manufacturers, producers, suppliers, retailers and hospitality venues.

John Knight, chairman of the covid-19 resilience, recovery and renewal committee said:”Without doubt, the lockdown has sparked a new level of community spirit and re-ignited a collective desire for local produce and supporting local businesses,” he said.

“The toolkit offers tips and guidance to support businesses to be more ‘locally focussed’ and make the most of the assets we have here in Nottinghamshire.”

Developed with the support of the Food and Drink Forum and local businesses, the toolkit includes hints and tips on how to be more local, seasonal menus, social media and marketing advice, case studies and guidance on where businesses can get further support and resources.

For more information and to download the toolkit, go to www.nottinghamshire.gov.uk/foodanddrinktoolkit

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