The concept of boost has been initiated to assist start-up food businesses. The programme places the foodpreneurs in front of a panel of industry professionals covering both retail and distribution arenas.

Why is boost such a worthy programme:

  • Successful brands will gain a listing in the next 2020 Diverse Catalogue.
  • Your products will be in the hands of very successful and sought-after retail buyers.
  • Question and answer session with a valuable food-based panel.
  • Free Advertising in the Diverse Catalogue.

Our handpicked team of industry experts shortlist 15 entrants to take part in The Presentation Day

Attendees will have 10min to present their brand story and run a tasting session with the panel. The panel will be honest with questions and answers and will aim to provide valuable feedback.

Following the judging day, successful candidates will be chosen and the programme will commence. The Diverse Catalogue will launch June 2020, with the listings and accompanying adverts. Diverse also promotes individual brands by sampling and promoting brand stories, this is also included.

Who Can Apply?

Open to all exciting new artisan ambient food and drink businesses that have been trading for three years or less, with an annual turnover of less than £250,000.
Diverse are very proactive with environmental issues and will be keen to hear from businesses who can demonstrate a commitment to social responsibility.



Date Tuesday 7th April 2020
Time 9:30 – 16:30
Location citizenM Hotel, 40 Trinity Square, St Katharine’s & Wapping, London EC3N 4DJ
Judges Nicki Stewart (Diverse Fine Food)
Mark Wiltshire (Diverse Fine Food)
Chloe Martin (Diverse Fine Food)
Simona Rosano (Sourced Market)
Marc Fink (citizenM Hotels)
Stach Schaberg (Stach Stores, Netherlands)
Emily Tallontire (Westmorland Family)
Alexander Evans (Westmorland Family)
Anna Burleigh (Harvey Nichols)