Bursary Places at Shrewsbury Food Festival

We are the official Bursary Sponsor of Shrewsbury Food Festival 2024. That means we are supporting three local businesses to have a place at the two-day event, that would struggle to cover the cost of a full price exhibitor stand.

And those three businesses have now been announced!

There is ChocTilly who handmakes chocolate locally in Jackfield and has a second shop in Much Wenlock, The Little Green Pantry in Wellington which provides sustainable, plastic-free shopping, and Tired Mums Coffee from Wrexham who make quality coffee with a mission to create better support for mums. 

Our ​​​managing director, Ian Groves, said, “It is our absolute pleasure to provide a helping hand to these three up-and-coming businesses. Each business has a brilliant ethos and offering.

“By getting a much sought-after exhibitor place at the Shrewsbury Food Festival they will help get their business in front of thousands of people to boost their brand awareness and sales. We hope they see some great results. Make sure you pay them a visit!”

Ian Groves (Start Tech) and Beth Heath (Shropshire Festivals)

Ian Groves with Shrewsbury Food Festival’s Director of Fun, Beth Heath

Keli King, Director of The Little Green Pantry Telford, said, “I am extremely grateful to Start Tech for giving us the opportunity to exhibit at the Shrewsbury Food Festival this year. It’s a fantastic platform to promote our 100% Nut Butters and our Refill Shop on Wellington High Street. The event will also allow me to network with local food producers, with the potential to feature their products in our store in future, which I am very excited about.”

Shrewsbury Food Festival is taking place on June 29th and 30th at the Quarry. There will be 200 food, drink, and home stalls, two live music stages, a field of free kids’ activities, chef demonstrations, a chef school, a kids’ cook along school, and an educational field to fork area.

If you’re going along, be sure to stop by and see ChocTilly, The Little Green Pantry, and Tired Mums Coffee, as well as the Start Tech stand!

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