Growing businesses, capability and networks

The Melbourne’s North Food Group is a cluster representing over 400 food, beverage and fibre manufacturers that employ over 10,000 people.

Why become a partner?

Becoming a partner of the Melbourne’s North Food Group will provide you with significant benefits. You will have the opportunity to:

Build your business capability

through our individual business reviews, workshops and skills development sessions.

Become export ready

with assistance from our experts.

Access new markets

by participating in trade shows and inbound buyer missions.

Engage with tertiary institutions

to improve the skills of your workforce.

Save money

through group buying and equipment sharing opportunities.

Stay informed

Learn about supplier opportunities, grants and more.

Services we provide to partners

Business reviews

Our experts offer free Strategic Business Reviews and comprehensive reduced-price Performance Business Reviews, providing our partners with expert insight and an opportunity to grow business capability.

Export advice

To help our partners succeed in exporting, we provide advice, workshops and more for first-time exporters as well as those who are building a sustainable export business.

Trade shows and missions

Under the Melbourne’s North Food Group banner, we coordinate stands at major national and international trade shows and our partners are welcome to exhibit with us at reduced prices. We also regularly host missions and opportunities to meet with inbound buyers.

Group buying

We work with some of the best providers to the industry so that we can offer bulk/group buying deals and reduced costs to our partners. We also assist businesses to work with each other as partners on joint purchasing.

Training and skills development

Our partners can build their business and specialist industry skills by taking part in our workshops and training activities, which cover a wide range of topics.

Access to government grants

We keep you informed of the latest opportunities offered by a range of state and federal government grants that might apply to your company.

Connections to R&D

Through our strong links with tertiary institutions across northern Melbourne and beyond, we can connect you to a variety of research and development options relevant to your industry sector.

Employment

Access to NORTH Link’s Jobs Victoria program means we can offer free, practical recruitment support to our partner businesses.

Become a partner today

Sign up today to become part of the Melbourne’s North Food Group – working with you to grow your food, beverage or fibre business.

1 – Choose partnership level

Select the partnership level that’s appropriate for your business.

2 – Complete application form

Fill in the Melbourne’s North Food Group application form (available here), providing us with your logo and a 50-word description of your business.

3 – Get results for your business!

We’ll invoice you for your subscription and put you on our database so that you can access all the benefits that being a partner of the Melbourne’s North Food Group provides.

Contact us

Phone

+61 3 9479 3339

Email

margaret@melbournesnorth.com.au

Address

Suite 4, Bld 1, R&D Technology Enterprise Centre, La Trobe University
2 Research Ave Bundoora 3086 Victoria, Australia

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Founding partners

Victoria State Government
Hume City Council
City of Whittlesea
La Trobe University
North Link
Bank of Melbourne
Banyule City Council
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Machperson Kelley
Mathews Steer
Melbourne Market logo
Melbourne Innovation Centre
Melbourne Polytechnic
Quest Epping
Quest Bundoora
RMIT University
Uni Hill Conference Centre
Yarra Valley Water

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