With the government consulting on the Government Buying Standards for Food and Catering in the coming months, the workshops are an opportunity for NFU members to directly share your views with Defra.
The workshops will take place throughout May and June and will be split into four themes:
- Procuring local, healthy, sustainable food in the public sector
- Supporting smaller businesses in accessing public sector food procurement opportunities
- Encouraging partnerships between wholesale, food distribution and small and local suppliers
- Inspiring change in public sector food and catering
Who should take part
Defra is particularly interested in hearing from food and drink suppliers who are currently supplying the public sector (directly or via a wholesaler), or who are interested in this market.
Register your interest
Alternatively email [email protected].
Applications must be submitted before Friday 22 April. Defra will then get in touch with respondents inviting them to workshops.