Calling female food heroes!

Have you got a tasty idea for a food business? Read on to hear about a really delicious opportunity

If you’re a female food entrepreneur who wants to take your idea to the next level, this is the competition for you. The brilliant London community market Mercato Metropolitano has teamed up with two other Southwark organisations, Hatch and Peabody, to offer an amazing opportunity to the right foodie enthusiast.

The winner will land a three-month space at Mercato Metropolitano’s vibrant market, giving you the chance to test out your food concept and hone your business skills – all with no set-up or admin fees, a reduced commission on sales and £1,000 towards your capital start-up costs. There will also be mentoring and financial coaching on offer and a strong marketing reach, along with access to Hatch’s co-working space in Elephant and Castle, free of charge.

Mercato Metropolitano is all about sustainability and a commitment to the local community, while Hatch helps entrepreneurs to grow successful businesses and housing association Peabody is passionate about strengthening the communities in which it works. So, not only does your food need to be amazing, it’s important that your idea should also complement this valuable ethos.

This is a mind-blowing opportunity for you to showcase your business in a thriving market that attracts between 15,000 and 20,000 people every week – so, what are you waiting for?

The deadline for entries is 6pm on Friday 25 May, so click here to find out more. Good luck everyone!

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