Date(s) - 12th May 2021
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Join us for a monthly update from the South West Food Hub.

About this Event

Every day, 1 in 4 people in the UK eat a meal in a public sector setting. The South West Food Hub invites you to join us for our next event on Wednesday 12 May at 12pm, where we’ll be looking at what is being done to help ensure the food bought and served by the public sector is more sustainable and supports local producers.

We’re delighted to welcome back Neil Parish MP and Chair of the EFRA Committee. Neil will be talking about the recently published EFRA report into public sector food procurement, which sets out recommendations on what the government can do to improve how the public sector buys its food, calling for it to do more to support local producers and backing the South West pilot for a new dynamic purchasing system for public sector food procurement.

We’ll also be joined by Philip Shelley, Chair of the National NHS Food Review. We’ll find out more about the review and its recommendations on how we can get more nutritious, locally sourced food into hospitals. He’ll also tell us more about his work leading the new strategy to bring these recommendations to life.

We’ll also hear from David Hynd, Programme and Partnerships Manager of the Heart of the South West Growth Hub. The Growth Hub helps businesses in the area wishing to develop and grow and David will chat more about their work and the help they can offer local SMEs.

Book online here.


1. It’s Time for Change: EFRA Report Recommendations

Neil Parish, MP & Chair of the EFRA Select Committee

2. Update from the South West Food Hub

Greg Parsons, Co-Founder, South West Food Hub

3. Better Food for Hospitals

Philip Shelley, Chair of the National NHS Food Review

4. An introduction to the HotSW Growth Hub

David Hynd, Programme & Partnerships Manager, HotSW Growth Hub

5. Close

Greg Parsons, Co-Founder, South West Food Hub

The South West Food Hub is working to prepare the region for a new approach to public sector food procurement, known as the Future Food Framework, that will help small and medium sized producers and suppliers in the region to sell directly to public sector institutions via a new dynamic purchasing system.

We are delighted to be supported by The Heart of the South West LEPThe West of England Combined AuthorityExeter City FuturesStephens Scown SolicitorsPKF Francis Clark Chartered Accountants & Business Advisers and Partners& Insurance Advisory Services.

Map Unavailable

Get in touch

Contact the Growth Hub team to find out about support available locally.

03456 047 047

Newsletter Sign up

Click here to sign up