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1 Big Night Out Bar Tours has been running guided pub and bar tours in central London for tourists, language students, ex-pats and students since 2009, and now they're looking for sponsors. Targeting a youthful, international demographic, the tours are run by a group of expert pub crawl guides - all pros in partying - with visits to a selection of five venues every night, from cool quirky bars to world famous nightclubs. 1 Big Night Out Bar Tours attracts individuals, private parties and corporate users. The great attraction for all of them is that they don’t have to wait for the weekend to party! "Please have a look at our sponsors' media pack, and give me some feedback and thoughts on if it's something you'd like to get on board with. I'm sure we can give our sponsors some great brand awareness - whilst also developing a bespoke, on tour recommendation to provide good immediate ROI". Contact: Julian Foster. Address: 1 Big Night Out, Room 12, 9 Great Newport Street WC2H 7JA. Tel.: 07792 659005. E-mail:
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Dorset Magazine presents the annual Dorset Food & Farming Awards. "This glamorous event celebrates all that is good about our food producers, hoteliers, restaurateurs and most importantly farmers, with awards voted for by our knowledgeable readership. We have various sponsorship opportunities available for this event - please view the media pack detailing these by clicking on the download button below. Please don't hesitate to contact me for updated details. I look forward to hearing from you". Contact: Ceri McQueen. Tel.: 07725 829 578. E-mail:
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Good food, good books and good company. Gliterary Lunches is a series of literary events for women. They are particularly popular with professional women entertaining female clients and also with women who simply want to enjoy a get-together with likeminded friends. Currently the lunches are held in Edinburgh, Glasgow, Aberdeen, Newcastle, Leeds and Manchester. Audiences range between 150 and 250. The events themselves comprise a champagne reception, followed by a gourmet two course lunch while two award winning authors talk about their writing and inspirations. The day wraps up with coffee, conversation, book signings and meeting the authors. Previous authors have included Kate Adie, Fay Weldon, Maggie O'Farrell, Val McDermid, Tony Parsons and Lionel Shriver, among others. Gliterary Lunches offer sponsors opportunities for raising their profile through branding and communication both in the promotion of and at the event. The company also offers data collection opportunities and is open to other ideas too. They are happy to talk about sponsoring a specific event. Contact: Mrs Sibh Megson. Address: 1A Leadhall Drive, Harrogate HG2 9NL. Tel.: 01423 873116. E-mail:
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Huddersfield Food and Drink Festival (Hudds Food Fest) is the largest FREE festival of its kind in Yorkshire and in 2015 attracted over 100,000 people over its four day period, from across the north of England and as far away as Cornwall and New York. Set within the exquisite backdrop of St George's Square, the event highlights the best of Huddersfield, including its local cuisine, beautiful surroundings and talented entertainers. "The festival has a strong brand and its reputation precedes it. With a colossal following, the event grows from strength to strength. We're ever thankful to our previous sponsors, including John Smith's Stadium/Heineken, Santander, Jamie's Ministry of Food, Heart Radio, Saltaire Brewery and First TransPennine Express (to name a few). We are now seeking new sponsors to enhance our existing brand and further elevate our event to national significance". Contact: Karen Hobson, Partnership Manager. Address: 23b Packhorse Walk, Packhorse Centre, Huddersfield HD1 2RT. Tel.: 01484 480890. E-mail:
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1st June, 2016
The Mill at Sonning, the delightful and highly successful dinner theatre, offers a range of exciting sponsorship opportunities. Contact: Sally Hughes, Managing Director. Address: The Mill at Sonning Theatre Ltd., Sonning Eye, Sonning, Reading RG4 6TY. Tel.: 0118 969 6039. E-mail:
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Each year, Nantwich Food & Drink Festival attracts an aggregate attendance of around 25,000 visitors. It has become a food and drink calendar classic, with visitors spending over £1 million in the town during a week-long programme of events. The Festival's strengths lie in its ability to stay true to the values of gourmet food and drink, combined with the provision of attractions to provide an entertaining family day out. The Festival has a highly successful website ( and a range of attractive, quality bespoke collateral. There are various different motivations for becoming one of the Nantwich Food and Drink Festival's commercial partners. Sponsorship can add significant benefits to a company's existing communications: it can create a strong brand profile and can appeal to existing and potential customers and it can stimulate national, regional and local awareness for the sponsor's business. Updated information is available on request. Contact: Phil Riding, Special Projects Officer. Address: Municipal Buildings, Earle Street, Crewe CW1 2BJ. Tel.: 01270 537426. Fax: 01270 537758. E-mail:
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Opportunities (but please get in touch for updated information)

There are three ways to become associated with the gourmet food and drink festival, providing businesses with the opportunity to target ABC1 consumers aged 30 and above from within a fifty mile radius of Nantwich.

1. Entry Level - Friends of the Festival
2. Specific packages - dedicated areas of the Event can be sponsored
3. Bespoke packages - Bronze, Silver and Gold

For companies that wish to benefit from having their name associated with the gourmet food and drink event, a company logo will appear on all Festival collateral:

    Over 100,000 Festival brochures
    A1 Information Points
    45,000 A4 programmes
    Name check on all press releases

Particular elements of the Festival may be strongly branded with a business's corporate identity. All feature sponsors will receive extensive publicity through collateral and press coverage. Features available to sponsors include:

    Gourmet Food Marquee
    Theatre of Themes
    CAMRA Beer Festival
    Wine Tasting Pavilion
    The Mill Island Wine and Real Ale Bar and Restaurant
    Countryside Comes to Town Rural Carnival

Specific packages of benefits will be developed and agreed in partnership with all sponsors but could include:

    One of the best premium exhibitor pitches on the Festival showground
    Pre-event tastings
    Event sampling
    Dedicated prize promotions in local, regional and national media
    Radio and internet coverage
    Distribution of Festival literature

For any level of sponsorship, there is also an opportunity to provide product for the official show bag, which is handed out to visitors to the Gourmet Food Marquee.

It is possible to mix and match sponsorship options. For instance a sponsor may wish to support the Theatre of Theme, contribute to the Show bag and run some pre-event tasings and prize promotions. Anything is possible!


StrEat PR Ltd was set up by Cathy McConaghy in 2015. For many years Cathy was a professional event organiser and gave that up to become one of the first street food traders in the UK. With her little pink camper van, Cathy was part of the "street food revolution" that paved the way for the industry we know and love today. After seven years of trading at numerous events, festivals and highly prestigious corporate events, Cathy decided to combine both skill sets and launch the UK's first national Street Food Festival in Harrogate. Cathy set about using all her street food contacts and brought together forty-two of the UK's finest street food traders, together with lots of quirky performers some of which had never been seen in the UK. The event was a huge success and a staggering 110,000 visitors were welcomed to the festival. StrEat PR and Harrogate were on the street food map as a destination event. Cathy organised the entire festival on her own, including booking the contractors, suppliers, performers and traders, organising the logistics, PR and marketing, stage managing the build and breakdown, handling all the trader and public enquiries and even relocating traders overnight, due to a flood, building fences and cleaning Portaloos! As a result of her hard work and after the huge success of the festival, she is honoured to have been invited to stage a street food market at the Great Yorkshire Show and is launching a brand new boutique festival at Newby Hall, Ripon. StrEat PR runs the Harrogate festival on a non-profit basis and it is being operated this year purely as a promotional tool for the other projects. To secure the future of the festival, for the local community and the independent traders, StrEat PR is seeking sponsorship. StrEat PR is seeking sponsorship from a forward-thinking company which genuinely wants to to promote its brand to a receptive, interactive audience. "Ideally we would love to continue hosting the Harrogate festival as a free event. But there is no space to expand or to ticket the event. Unless we can secure some sponsorship, we will have no alternative but to take the festival to another location … we can't keep making the festival better each year with no money in the pot! We are delighted to be hosting a brand new, boutique Street Food and Family Fun Festival at Newby Hall and Gardens on the 22nd, 23rd and 24th September. Newby Hall is a perfect pairing for our family market and attracts thousands of visitors over the summer season. We have VIP glamping, camping, hot tubs, Europe's largest outdoor movie screen, craft beer teepees, awesome street food and amazing performers to delight the crowds. We are confident that the Newby Hall Festival will be a regular event in the UK festival diary and are looking to expand by bringing in headline artists. 2018 would see the introduction of a third boutique street food festival and we are currently looking at various locations to site the event". Contact: Cathy McConaghy, Director. Address: PO Box 815, Harrogate HG1 9XA. Tel.: 01423 421275. E-mail:
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1st August, 2017

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Fantastic British Food Festivals organise quality food and drink festivals for passionate foodies, working with great venues, wonderful food producers and talented chefs at beautiful locations across the UK to provide outstanding events. Designed to entertain and educate the whole family, the fun and fantastic festivals will house the best in local and regional produce, with a wide range of stalls including artisan bakers, micro-breweries and pulled pork barbecues. Food and drink theatres will feature cookery demonstrations, children's cookery workshops and talks from food and drink experts. "Some of the festivals will feature a trade day where local restaurants, pubs and delis will be invited to come along and discover fantastic food and drink produced in their local area, giving both parties a chance to make new contacts and the potential to grow their business within their local community. This year our festivals are being held at the following venues, on the dates shown: Blenheim Palace Food Festival from 23th to 25th May; Morden Hall Park Summer Food Festival on 27th and 28th June; Sudeley Castle Food Festival from 10th to 12th July; Wakehurst Place Food Festival on 18th and 19th July; Wimbledon Park Food Festival from 29th to 31st August; Hatfield House Food Festival from 4th to 6th September; Leeds Castle Food Festival from 11th to 13th September; Polesden Lacey Food Festival from 2nd to 4th October. Come along and enjoy a fun day out for the whole family while enjoying fabulous, local produce!" Contact: Jo Milton, Marketing Manager. Address: Stonebridge House, 28-32 Bridge Street, Leatherhead KT22 8BZ. Tel.: 07977 462 004. E-mail:
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1st November, 2015
The Fabulous Food Show together with Lancashire Food Festivals offers a wide range of sponsorship opportunities in the Lancashire area and at Manchester Central exhibition centre. Lancashire Food Festivals organise several food and drink festivals in town centre locations supporting local, national and international suppliers and helping increase town centre footfall. Cookery demonstration theatres will feature celebrity chefs and Childrens Cook Off competitions. "Our events in 2015 are Chorley Food Festival on May 9th and 10th, Morecambe Food & Drink Festival on May 30th and 31st, Countryside Comes to Town on June 20th, Preston Food & Drink Festival on July 17th and 18th, Burnley Food Festival on August 14th and 15th, Blackburn Food Festival on September 12th and 13th, St Helens Food & Drink Festival on September 25th and 26th, followed by The Fabulous Food Show at Manchester Central on April 15th, 16th and 17th, 2016. Our food festival events are all free admission (excluding Manchester) and are staged in association with third parties. They include cookery demonstrations, entertainment, tasting sessions and educational items". Contact: Bill Clarke, Director. Address: The Coach House, 1a Dicconson Terrace, Wigan WN1 2AA. Tel.: 0844 335 6595. E-mail:
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The Portuguese Festival was launched in Peterborough in 2014, a new and exciting annual event which proved highly popular. The 2016 festival will take place on 9th and 10th July at Peterborough Rugby Union FC's ground. It is a celebration of Portuguese culture and allows the local Portuguese community to celebrate many aspects of their country's heritage and way of life. As with the first two festivals, in 2016 there will be a range of attractions for all the family, including children, with entertainment in the form of singing, dancing and animation. There will also be the opportunity to sample Portuguese gastronomy, with stalls featuring pastries, wines, beers, cheeses and charcuterie. "We are looking for sponsors to help us realise this third edition of the Portuguese Festival in Peterborough. To achieve our goal, we need an investment of £10,000.00 and in return will offer a range of attractive benefits. If you would like to be part of a successful team and be associated with a very popular and growing event, please get in touch to discuss sponsorship opportunities". Contact: Paulo Batista. Tel.: 07766584535. Address: Peterborough. E-mail:
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The Stratford upon Avon Food Festival is a growing food and drink event. It prides itself on being an event that encompasses both artisan and high quality food and drink exhibitors, with over a hundred different stalls, along with a diverse range of entertainment. Packages available are flexible and suitable for all organisations and can accommodate a variety of budgets. There is a wide range of sponsorship opportunities available. Event organisers Showplace are primarily an event solutions company offering major clients high level exposure in the temporary structures and trailer sector. Showplace knows exactly how to provide a maximum exposure platform and can provide total sponsorship management. For more (updated) information on the food festival see and for more information on organisers Showplace see Contact Charlotte on 01789262701 for any questions or email where a full sponsorship brochure will be provided on request. Contact: Charlotte Parkin, Event Manager. Address: 3 Stour House, Clifford Park, Clifford Road, Stratford Upon Avon CV37 8HW. E-mail:
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The following packages may be tailor made and mix-and-matched to suit the client's requirements (but please get in touch for updated information)

     Title Sponsorship: main cookery theatre, main entrance, website coverage, all marketing material, radio mentions and more.
     Bag Sponsorship: providing an official tote bag for the food festival. Option to have branding and artwork designed.
     Associate sponsorship: smaller scaled version of title sponsorship.
     Programme advertising: full, half and quarter page adverts/discount vouchers within the official programme (A6 size, 12,000 free copies distributed before and during). Again, option to have artwork designed.


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