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Food Steering Group. Leicester and Leicestershire Food and Drink Co-ordinator 12 th May 2010 Matthew Kempson Rural Partnership’s Manager, Leicestershire County Council. Presentation outline Policy drivers (Defra, MAA, LRP) Current scheduled activity Food and Drink Co-ordinator

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Food Steering Group

Leicester and Leicestershire Food and Drink Co-ordinator

12th May 2010

Matthew Kempson

Rural Partnership’s Manager, Leicestershire County Council

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Presentation outline

  • Policy drivers (Defra, MAA, LRP)
  • Current scheduled activity
  • Food and Drink Co-ordinator
    • Project Outline
    • Governance Arrangements
    • Timetable
  • Open discussion
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Policy Drivers

  • National
  • Food 2030 (Defra)
  • Regional (emda)
  • RES – East Midlands Food and Drink Sector Strategy (2008)
  • Sub-Regional
  • Multi-Area Agreement (Leicester and Leicestershire)
    • Leicester and Leicestershire Economic Assessment
    • Strategic Commissioning Framework for Economic Growth, 2010-14 – “the area is regarded as a centre of excellence for food and drink”.
  • Leicestershire Rural Strategy, 2007-14
    • Rural Economic Priorities, 2009-12 (food and drink)
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Other activity

  • East Midlands Food Forum – dedicated sub-regional officer
  • Melton Food Partnership
  • Skills and training Routeways – Employment Skills Board
  • Leicester Market events
  • On-going farmers markets (Leicestershire Food Links)
  • LRP INSPIRE Leicestershire programme, 2010-12
    • Leicester and Leicestershire Food Fortnight 2010
    • Food and Drink Directory 2010 (LFL)
    • Rural business capital grants
  • East Midlands Food Festival (Brooksby Hall)
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Food and Drink Co-ordinator

  • Overarching objectives…
    • Develop a sub-regional food and drink strategy and action plan
    • Support the development of food and drink networks
    • Support skills and training activities
    • Progress food and drink related tourism development and promotion
    • Advance business support and infrastructure development
    • Promote healthy eating/food education
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Food and Drink Co-ordinator

  • Appointment of co-ordinator on a consultancy basis
  • 2 years funding – contract through tender to end March 2011
  • Contracted outputs
    • E4. Business Support – number of businesses to improve their performance (year 1 – 20)
    • Referrals to Business Link and UKTI (year 1 – 10)
  • Targeted workshops and networking events
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Governance structure

Leadership Board

Co-ordination Group

Rural Group (LRP)

Business and Enterprise S&P Group

Employment Skills Board

Food and Drink Co-ordinator Steering Group

Food and Drink Delivery Sub-Groups

Leicester and Leicestershire Food and Drink Consortium

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Food and Drink Co-ordinator Steering Group

  • Key responsibilities…
  • Strategic steer for the project
  • Oversight of co-ordinator work programme
  • Approval of strategy and action plan
  • Approval of expenditure plans
  • Liaison with partner organisations
  • Development of effective networks and partnership arrangements to support successful delivery of the project
  • Assisting with the promotion of the project through various channels
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Timetable

  • June 2010 Consultancy appointment. Meeting of Co- ordinator Steering Group
  • July 2010 Launch event to commence the development of the strategy and action plan
  • September 2010 Wider consultation on food and drink sector strategy
  • November 2010 Launch of food and drink strategy and action plan. Commencement of delivery
  • March 2011 End of year/project report from Co-ordinator