BBC Good Food Show Champions

BBC Good Food Champions

Passionate, outstanding artisan producers deserve to be celebrated, and what better place to showcase the very best than at the BBC Good Food Shows? The BBC Good Food Champions area at the shows in Birmingham, Glasgow and Harrogate highlights the very best producers of artisan food and drink to food lovers, press, chefs and industry professionals at the shows.

Fabulous Food Finds manage this subsidised, application only area on behalf of the BBC Good Food Shows, constantly keeping a look out for producers that catch their eye, finding more about the way they produce and tasting their food and drink to ensure all BBC Good Food Champions are of the highest calibre for the area at the shows!

The area is by application only, and has very limited availability. Apply and book your stand early to avoid disappointment.

Read through the information for applicants below then download the application form below to start your journey to becoming approved as a BBC Good Food Champion!

If you need any advice or further information contact Katy Truss via email on katy@fabulousfoodfinds.co.uk.
Download Good Food Champions Application Form
BBC Good Food Champions Information for Applicants

The BBC Good Food Champions area is a subsidised area featuring at the BBC Good Food Shows in Birmingham, Harrogate and Glasgow. Introduced to help support small, speciality and artisan producers exhibit at one of the shows in a dedicated area of the show.  Approved businesses can benefit from the cheapest stand rates at the shows making the show more affordable and start up friendly. 

The BBC Good Food Shows are the ultimate food events where producers can put their brands in front of thousands of customers, food enthusiasts, industry experts, press and chefs and presence at this prestigious show can help to achieve business growth through direct sales, post show sales, increase consumer databases, building brand awareness, valuable brand association and benefit from valuable networking amongst other small producers and bigger brands. 

What do Good Food Champions get?
  • Subsidised rates set with small producer budgets in mind 
  • Feature within the BBC Good Food Champions Pavilion at the show which has a distinctive look and branding to highlight the area to food loving visitors 
  • Editorial coverage of Good Food Champions area and some exhibitors on show website and in show guide 
  • Inclusion of area in social media campaign 
  • PR coverage of area before show and on site 
  • Opportunity to put your product in front of press, VIPs, green rooms and selected chefs
  • Support from Katy Truss who has over 10 years experience working on the BBC Good Food Shows

Who can apply? 

  •  Small to medium producers of excellent, artisan and speciality food and drink 
  •  Existing exhibitors within the main show are unable to move into this area 
How are companies approved for the area?
Inclusion in the area will be based on consideration of the following criteria, which will be assessed through the application form and review of actual product: 

  •  Size of Business and level of distribution
  •  Quality of Product 
  •  Point of Difference and level of availability to consumers
  •  Provenance 
  •  Presentation of product range and price points
  •  Integrity 

How to apply 

If you would like to apply please download complete the application form and send ASAP to Katy Truss  along with a product sample and any promotional literature. 

Applicants will be notified whether or not they are successful in their application within 3 weeks of applying. If unsuccessful Katy will be able to discuss alternative options within the shows.


Stand Availability 


Stands within these areas of the shows are limited, vary in size and will be allocated on a first come, first served basis. Please apply early to avoid disappointment. 


Show Information

25,000 visitors expected in 2017 
*BBC Good Food Champions Area not currently featuring at this show but small producer stands available (please ask for pricing)*

Brand new to the portfolio - 16,000 visitors expected in 2017 
*BBC Good Food Champions Area not currently featuring at this show but small producer stands available (please ask for pricing)*
 
BBC Good Food Show Scotland, SECC, Glasgow, 20 – 22 October 2017
19,000 visitors expected in 2017 
Subsidised BBC Good Food Champions Rate: 28% discount on main show rates

BBC Good Food Show Northern Ireland, Belfast Waterfront, 10 – 12 November 2017
12,500 visitors expected in 2017
*BBC Good Food Champions Area not currently featuring at this show but small producer stands available (please ask for pricing)

BBC Good Food Show Winter, NEC, Birmingham,  30 November – 3 December 2017 
80,000 visitors expected in 2017 
Subsidised BBC Good Food Champions Rate : 44% discount on main show rates

BBC Good Food Festive FayreHampton Court Palace, 8 – 10 December 2017
12,500 visitors expected in 2017 
* BBC Good Food Champions Area not currently featuring at this show but small producer stands available (please ask for pricing)

BBC Good Food Show Spring, HIC, Harrogate - 2018 dates TBC
Subsidised BBC Good Food Champions Rate: 30% discount on main show rates

NEC, Birmingham, 15 – 18 June 2018
99,000 visitors attended in 2017 (Co-located with BBC Gardeners’ World Live)
Subsidised BBC Good Food Champions Rate - TBC for 2018 

Contact Katy Truss to discuss any of the BBC Good Food Shows and the BBC Good Food Champions areas on katy@fabulousfoodfinds.co.uk or call 07837753403.
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