The Sustainable Scale Up Cluster and Investor Ready teams will be in the Investor Zone at Taste Wales to discuss your growth plans and the finance options available to support your scaling up. 


Taste Wales 2021 will be held at International Convention Centre Wales on Wednesday 27th & Thursday 28th October 2021. Book tickets on the Taste Wales website here. You must have tickets to gain access to the Investor Zone.



Are you looking for investment or finance to scale up your food or drink business?


Appointments are now available with potential investors and finance providers including the Development Bank of Wales, HSBC, Bathgate Finance and Phoenix Ventures amongst others. View the full list and book your appointment online below or simply email jake.tregoning@bic-innovation.com.

New: Money As An Ingredient – a podcast by the Sustainable Scale Up Cluster 


EP1 – Getting The Right Money with Alun Thomas, Development Bank of Wales 


If you’re planning on visiting the Investor Zone at Taste Wales later this month to meet with one of the investors or finance providers, this podcast is for you! 


With Taste Wales now only two weeks away, we sent John Taylerson from the Sustainable Scale Up Cluster to the Development Bank of Wales in Cardiff’s Capital Quarter to meet Alun Thomas, Regional Manager and member of the Sustainable Scale Up Cluster’s Advisory Board.   


John was keen to find out from Alun what he looks for when Welsh food and drink SME’s approach him for finance, and what should your business plan look like?    

EP1 Getting The Right Money
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