Collaborate for Growth Supporting Growth

New product development

Event Information:

Type: Business Growth

Venue: Leicester Food Park, Unit 28 The Management Hub, High View Close, Leicester, LE4 9LJ, Leicestershire

Date: Wednesday, 8 May 2019

Time: 9:30am - 4:00pm

Member Price: FREE

Non-Member Price: FREE

New product development for Tourism businesses (involved in food delivery)

A free workshop, specifically for tourism businesses that produce food and drink products, and that want to grow.

The Food and Drink Forum are delighted to work on behalf of Winning Moves to offer travel and tourism businesses, who produce food and drink products, the opportunity to attend this fully-funded course that will enable your business to develop and grow through the food and drink products you produce or procure.

As a Leicester or Leicestershire business that produces food or drink items for either other businesses or for direct consumers, ensuring you keep ahead of food and drink trends is vital to providing a service that your clients or consumers demand. Ensuring your products are the best they can possibly be is imperative to your success. On this one day course, you will hear from The Food & Drink Forum’s team of food technical experts regarding how to start new product development. This informative session will advise how you can take your initial food or drink product to launch and the processes to follow. The session will be useful for those businesses looking to diversify or expand their product ranges.


To highlight the importance of new product development and show producers of food or drink items how to stay ahead of food trends and provide quality products.


  • Delegates will be able to:
  • Understand the importance of product development within their business
  • Understand the process required to take a product from concept to launch
  • Develop new products and processes first time every time

Who should attend?

Individuals who are responsible for product development within a travel and tourism business and whose food products provide the main service to their consumers. Those individuals who have limited / no knowledge of the principles of product development.

Course Topics

  • New product development – what is it and why do it?
  • Product lifecycles
  • How to use HACCP in development
  • Stage-gate process
  • Development/use of a critical path
  • How to take an idea to launch


09:30 Arrival and refreshments

10:00 Morning Session

12:30 Lunch

13:30 Afternoon Session

16:00 Finish

To register please click this link.

If you have any special requirements, please email: or call on 0121 285 3800.

Event Terms:

Support under the Collaborate Support for Tourism Businesses Programme provided by Winning Moves and Leicestershire Promotions is only available to Leicestershire based tourism SME’s and therefore Collaborate Support for Tourism Businesses Programme have the right to cancel events at anytime if we do not receive sufficient quantities of Leicestershire businesses attending.