Useful Information

Here we have compiled useful information including videos, links to key industry organisations and downloadable resources.

February 2021

Brexit Update from Stephens Scown LLP

Download a summary of key Brexit info from our sponsors Stephens Scown LLP.

Report of the Independent Review of NHS Hospital Food

Report of the Independent Review of NHS Hospital Food, assessment of current situation and recommendations.

Climate Change Event 18/02: SWFH Presentation

Presentation from Chrissie Storry, SWFH Project Manager for the West of England region.

Climate Change Event 18/02: Growth Hub Support for Businesses Presentation

Presentation from Sian Cabrera from the West of England Combined Authority about the support the West of England Growth Hub can offer food and rural businesses in the South West.

Climate Change Event 18/02: Presentation from Rich Osborn, Equilibrium Markets

Presentation from Rich Osborn of Equilibrium Markets given at our Climate Change and Food Procurement event held on 18 February 2021.

Brexit Support for SMEs Event 03/02

Watch a recording of our online event, Brexit Support for SMEs held on 3 February 2021.

Climate Change and Food Procurement Event 18/02

Watch a recording of our online event, Climate Change and Food Procurement held on 18 February 2021.

Defra ‘Farming is Changing’ Leaflet

Defra has recently released its ‘Farming is Changing – here’s what you need to know’ leaflet which sets out key information on farming policy after Brexit. The main focus is the on the potential changes to support payments and possible timescales to phase out BPS from 2021 to 2027 and the introduction of the new Environmental Land Management (ELM) Scheme.

January 2021

Manifesto for a resilient, adaptable and sustainable UK food system

Manifesto from the Dynamic Food Procurement National Advisory Board for a resilient, adaptable and sustainable UK food system with lessons emerging from the Covid-19 outbreak.

Soil Association Report: Shortening Supply Chains: Roads to Regional Resilience

Helping shorter supply chains to survive and thrive will make our food system more resilient and sustainable. In this Soil Association Report, find out how businesses and councils are already working to shorten supply chains, and what opportunities exist to increase the availability of local, sustainable food in your community.

An Introduction to the South West Food Hub

Download our overview doc which provides a quick snapshot of the South West Food Hub and our work.

Future Food Framework: Intro to Logistics

Watch a recording of our online event, Future Food Framework: An Introduction to Logistics, held on 21 October 2020.

December 2020

Future Food Framework: A Fresh Opportunity for the West of England

Watch a recording of our online event, Future Food Framework: A Fresh Opportunity for the West of England, held on 10 December 2020.

WECA Fresh Opportunity Event 10/12: Future Food Framework Presentation

Presentation from Chrissie Storry, SWFH project manager for the West of England, given at our Future Food Framework: A Fresh Opportunity for the West of England event held on 10 December 2020.

WECA Fresh Opportunity Event 10/12: Growth Hub Support for Businesses Presentation

Presentation from Sian Cabrera from the West of England Combined Authority about the support the West of England Growth Hub can offer food and rural businesses in the South West.

EFRA Inquiry into Public Sector Food Procurement

Watch our Co-Founder Greg give evidence at the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee Inquiry into Public Sector Food Procurement on 1 December 2020.

Follow this link to the UK Parliament website to find out more about the Inquiry.

November 2020

Future Food Framework: A Fresh Opportunity

Watch a recording of our online event, Future Food Framework: A Fresh Opportunity, held on 26 November 2020.

 

Fresh Opportunity Event 26/11: SWFH Presentation

SWFH Presentation given by our Co-Founder Greg Parsons at our Future Food Framework: A Fresh Opportunity event held on 26 November 2020.

Fresh Opportunity Event 26/11: Presentation from the University of Exeter

Presentation from Peter Fletcher, Category Manager and Sustainable Procurement Manager at the University of Exeter, given at our Future Food Framework: A Fresh Opportunity event held on 26 November 2020.

October 2020

Logistics Event 21/10: Insights from the BANES Dynamic Food Procurement Pilot

Presentation from Ben Peel of Equilibrium Markets who were involved in a similar public sector food procurement pilot across Bath and North East Somerset schools. Given at our Future Food Framework: Introduction to Logistics Online Event held on 21 October 2020.

Logistics Event 21/10: Presentation from Crown Commercial Service

Presentation from Carroll Nugent of the Crown Commercial Services, given at our Future Food Framework: Introduction to Logistics Online event held on 21 October 2020.

Logistics Event 21/10: Presentation from the Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme (FORS)

Presentation from Paul Wilkes of the Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme (FORS) given at our Future Food Framework: Introduction to Logistics Online event held on 21 October 2020.

Logistics Event 21/10: SWFH Overview Presentation

SWFH Overview presented by Greg Parsons at our Future Food Framework: Introduction to Logistics Online Event held on 21 October 2020.

The Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme (FORS)

The Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme (FORS) is a voluntary accreditation scheme for fleet operators which aims to raise the level of quality within fleet operations, and to demonstrate which operators are achieving exemplary levels of best practice in safety, efficiency, and environmental protection.

The National Food Strategy

The National Food Strategy Report contains urgent recommendations to support this country through the turbulence caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, and to prepare for the end of the EU exit transition period on 31 December 2020. It focuses on making sure a generation of our most disadvantaged children do not get left behind, and grasping the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to decide what kind of trading nation we want to be.

Trade Unwrapped

Trade Unwrapped is a new initiative brought to you by the Food, Farming and Countryside Commission to explore why trade matters for the UK and how it impacts our daily lives.