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Nothing makes me happier than introducing and connecting people. But despite my commitment to giving all my clients full access to my experience and my network in the most cost-effective way possible, I understand that not everyone can afford my services. Quite often, it’s the people who need my help most who can’t stretch their budgets to work with me, but closed doors and privileged access to support and information goes against the grain of everything I stand for so, I’d like to take a moment to let you know about my commitment to giving back.

I’m in a very fortunate position. Having worked in the food industry for more than three decades, I have an amazing network of connections that I love working with and with whom I enjoy rewarding working relationships. I’m always learning, sharing ideas and connecting the people I meet along the way, and I’m passionate about creating an inspiring, dynamic network that helps my clients realise their goals, often a lot faster than if they were going it alone.

 

But I’m also passionate about giving back. Sometimes I share my skills, expertise, and connections at significantly reduced rates or on a pro-bono basis. Other times, I simply share the name of exactly the right contact, review a business strategy, make a timely donation or help drum up the right publicity for a project.

 

However I give back; I’m proud to open up doors that might otherwise have remained shut. I work with fledgeling businesses in the food industry, collaborate with local business groups, and I support councils and local authority groups. I also work with community groups with a strong food focus in the countries I work in outside the UK. I’ve worked with an inspirational after-school club, helping them to produce and distribute a recipe book in a major supermarket chain to raise much-deserved funds, and I’m proud to say I’m an Ambassador for the incredible food redistribution charity, City Harvest London.

 

We choose to work this way with a small number of start-up business and community groups with a strong food focus over the year so please, get in touch to see if we can help.

 

A Note on Giving Back

 

I’ve chosen to share how I give back because I want to help people realise that they can play a part in their community and give back too. To me, giving back is about using my skills and experience to give people who truly need it the support that could make a real difference. It’s not always financial; sometimes it’s the smallest thing, but being open to giving back can change lives. If we all share how we’re giving back, maybe we can inspire each other to get involved, not for our benefit, but for the benefit of our communities and the businesses that support us all.

 

So, if you’re an established business with a strong food focus, looking for inspiration as to how you can get more involved in your community, drop me a line, and we can talk.

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Food industry expert Jane Milton has been in the business for more than 30 years and has the inside track on all things food!

In her podcast, Jane takes you behind the scenes of the food business and introduces you to her incredible network of producers, entrepreneurs and consultants she works with. She shares inspiring stories and experiences with you to help you to build a stronger, healthier, better version of your own business.

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