Start Tech gets behind our Bursary Scheme


Local IT service provider, Start Tech has announced it will support up-and-coming businesses at this year’s festival!

Start Tech will cover two-thirds of the cost to exhibit at the two-day festival for up to three small, local businesses. 
Beth Heath, Director of Fun at Shropshire Festivals, said, “We are delighted that Start Tech is the official Bursary Sponsor of Shrewsbury Food Festival 2024. We understand the struggles of being a family-run, independent business in the current economic climate. It’s really tough starting out and having the capital to pay for stands at festivals and shows, so it’s fantastic that Start Tech will be providing this opportunity for up to three small businesses. 
“Bursary places are for small, fledgling businesses that would struggle to cover the cost of an exhibitor space but would greatly benefit from the platform. If you’re interested in applying for one of these spots, please email to express your interest.” 

Ian Groves​​​​, managing director at Start Tech, said he is thrilled to be helping the next generation of small businesses in the area. He said, ”Shrewsbury Food Festival offers a brilliant platform for local businesses to get their products in front of customers. Not only is it a great event for sales, but it’s where you can build brand awareness and generate new leads. After getting involved with Shropshire Festivals’ events last year, we know first-hand the impact they can have on Shropshire businesses. 
“We are looking forward to finding out who gets accepted onto the bursary scheme and seeing them trade at the festival in June.”