Growing Your Food Business

How to grow your food business in Bournemouth

Growing and developing your business

Our Economic Development & Sustainability team are happy to help you with your business ideas. There are a range of services that are free of charge and confidential. Visit Starting a Business in Bournemouth or contact 01202 454630

Advertise your business on the Bournemouth Tourism website

By becoming a Bournemouth Tourism Partner, you will gain access to some fantastic tailor-made benefits designed to help promote your business to the visitor market.

Partner Award Scheme

The free of charge Partner Award Scheme is designed to support and promote what your business offers to the many local people and tourists who are looking for sustainable food outlets to dine with.

This 5-star accreditation scheme works to reward ethical and sustainable business practise in the Bournemouth and Poole area by recognising excellence in the following areas;

  • Local sourcing
  • Sustainable sourcing
  • Managing recycling and waste
  • Working with communities
  • Communicating the great things happening in these areas

You receive:

  • a certificate
  • a window sticker

Events and promotion

We also promote our members through our social media sites and other media channels, as well as consider them for our “Restaurant Hop” events, where we introduce groups of up to 25 local residents to local restaurants that share our passion for sustainable business practices.

Make a difference

We encourage our business partners to help us to ‘Make a Difference’ by sponsoring our work with food poverty across the two towns. With nearly 25% of children in food poverty there is a lot of work to be done and we can only do this with your help. Think of us as your socially responsible best friend and help us to bring free meals to children during school holidays, teach families how to grow and cook their own food or set up shared community growing spaces so everyone can access fresh, healthy food.

Sign up to the Sustainable Food City Partnership

Please email our Partnership Manager, Sarah Watson or call her on 07825 844362