Your investment will help to raise the profile and secure the future of the cheese industry. We all want to be part of an industry that is evolving, developing and highly regarded, both by trade and consumers. The aim is to educate; from production to consumption - and all of the stages in between. Your association and support of the creation of this recognised industry qualification will help secure and shape the future of our industry. There is a need and desire for the Academy - but ultimately financial investment is needed, otherwise this cannot be taken to the next stage.
In 2017 we are looking to raise investment capital. We are asking for a minimum of ten stakeholders to progress.
This is for:
Initial actual benefits, in terms of marketing and collaboration opportunities, will be balanced with being involved at the start - of this exciting opportunity. Research has shown that there is a need and we now need to fill this.
As the scheme evolves - there will be future benefits:
An invitation by Quicke's - to visit their dairy, to illustrate the value of understanding the cheesemaking process
Logo present on all training materials and workbooks (as these are produced)
Premium access to Level One and Level Two of the Fast Track Qualification Programme - (expected to launch autumn 2016)
A bespoke cheese presentation at an event of the patron's choice - i.e. for board members, partners, key customers
VIP event at Speciality & Fine Food Fair - details to be confirmed
Profile piece in the Good Cheese magazine (published autumn by The Guild of Fine Food)
Presence at Harrogate Fine Food Show, World Cheese Awards, Speciality & Fine Food
Logo to be present on any marketing materials - banners / leaflets - to be used to promote AoC
Links to be included in relevant communication, to show engagement in the process
Your logo and biography on this website plus a link to your company's website
To feature on all communication - off and online: letters, emails, documents, proposals
To be very clear on all initial marketing and sales communication
We keep coming up with new ideas for how we can deliver benefit to those businesses and organisations that help us from the start. Here are a few of our latest thoughts... we are open to ideas from those that decide to engage with us in this exciting opportunity...
To knowledge base of cheese, cheesemaking, affineuring, retailing, provenance and industry know-how
At graduation events
To AoC events
On AoC materials for any candidates
AND ABOUT BECOMING A MASTER OF CHEESE
Please complete the form opposite if you would like further information about the Academy of Cheese, or have any other questions. Please let us know whether you would like further information on Becoming a Potential Patron/Becoming a Training Provider/Receiving updates on when courses will be run/Press updates.
We look forward to hearing from you and discussing the Academy of Cheese in more detail. We hope that you would like to become involved!
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