Food & Drink Social: Networking for Socially Conscious Businesses

30th June 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
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This panel discussion and networking event will bring together social impact businesses from Oxfordshire’s Food & Drink and Hospitality sectors to share ideas, find support and explore opportunities for collaboration and innovation during this challenging time. We will start the session with a facilitated panel discussion then open it up to the wider group to encourage discussion and make sure genuine connections are created.
Please feel free to bring your lunch!

Who is it for?
Any hospitality and food & drink businesses, charities and social enterprises operating in Oxfordshire.

This event is for you if you want to:
Meet other like-minded organisations
Hear how others have adapted and innovated to survive lockdown
Learn about opportunities to innovate and collaborate
Discuss the future of the food & drink sector in Oxfordshire. What help is needed?What has changed for the better?
Please come prepared to introduce your business in no more than 30 seconds.

This event is being hosted by Tap Social Movement, one of six enterprise Hubs, delivering support through the eScalate programme.

The Panel
Ashley Cavers, programme manager – eScalate, and co-founder – The Wonky Food Company
As well as being on the team delivering support through the eScalate programme, Ashley is also one of the co-founders of The Wonky Food Company, which makes products using imperfect and surplus fruit and veg.

Paul Humpherson, co-founder – Tap Social Movement
As well as co-founder of the Tap Social Movement, Paul is a practicing criminal barrister and visiting fellow in law and criminology at the University of Oxford.
Started in 2016, Tap is an award-winning craft brewery, events and hospitality business, which grew out of a passion for great beer and social justice. It provides training and employment to people serving and recently released from prison sentences to assist in effective rehabilitation and seeks to champion the cause of inclusive employment in the hospitality industry.

Fiona Steel, manager – Good Food Oxford
Fiona was recently appointed as manager of Good Food Oxford, a membership network of individuals and organisations committed to promoting a healthy, fair, ethical and environmentally sustainable food system in Oxfordshire.

For more information about the eScalate programme , visit


30th June 2020
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
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