Foodpreneur 2017

Meet your Foodpreneur 2017…

Andy Allen and Nick Coleman of The Snaffling Pig Co

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We spoke with Nick to find out what his Foodprenuer experience has taught him...

“Taking part in the intu x Virgin StartUp Foodpreneur 2017 competition has been an intense but invaluable experience for me and my business; it’s been a great way to test some new techniques and reach out to our customers - watching them support us on social media was as humbling as it was awesome!

Having our Pop Up Pig Shop at an intu centre was undoubtedly a stretch for us given how we normally operate, but we met some great people and created some new fans. My advice for budding Foodpreneurs? Taste is everything - you can have the best branding, distribution, point of difference at al, but if the product ultimate doesn’t taste great you’ll be in for a hard ride.”

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Love Cocoa

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Find out more about the intu x Virgin StartUp partnership here