What Grow Consultancy can do for your food and beverage business:

Starting a Business– The Scope Report

Starting a Business– The Scope Report

Is passion enough?

Is there a place for your product on the market and how can you get it there? Can your product be made safely? What steps do you need to take to turn your dream in to a viable business?
We listen to your ideas and give our professional opinion. We report on your product concept, your production capabilities and what steps you need to take to find out if your dream can become a reality.

Labelling Review Service

Labelling Review Service

Your product’s label is its voice.

Make sure it speaks the truth with maximum customer impact.

We offer a labelling review service that covers your obligations to comply with legal labelling requirements for Country of Origin Labelling – mandatory from July 2018 – nutritional information panels, ingredient listings, allergen declarations and more.

Bundle offers available for product ranges.

Product Development

Product Development

Are you ready to grow your product range?

Do you need to re-formulate to compete in your sector? Do you need to control costs?

Do you need technical help to turn your fantastic concept in to a delicious product that captures consumer demands for taste trends?

We work with you to cover all the bases – recipes formulation, process and premises set up, sensory testing, packaging solutions, brand value propositions and more.

Food Safety Review

Food Safety Review

Compliance with the requirements of the Food Act 2008 is a prerequisite for all food and beverage businesses.

Does your business fall short? Are you processes and ingredients safe? Could you be better protecting your product from risk? Do you need to overcome a previous non compliance? Do you need a Food Safety Program in place to get control of your process?

Technical Research and Development

Technical Research and Development

Customers are a demanding bunch:

products must be delicious, safe, special, clean-label, natural, healthy, small batch and sustainable and remain at premium quality for as long as possible. That is big wish list. There will be something new to add next year. You need to keep up.

We explore technical innovations, sound science and global trends to help your product deliver on those consumer expectations so you can get ahead in the market.

Bigger Picture Thinking

Bigger Picture Thinking

Do you need to expand your production capability?

Are you ready to invite investors?

Are you eligible for grant funding?

Are you ready for national distribution?

Are you ready to export?

We can explore you business model and capabilities and help signpost the way forward to help you achieve these goals.

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Who is Susanna Morley?

Member of Australian Institute of Food Science and Technology,  holds a Grad Dip in Food Science and Technology from Curtin University , has run catering businesses in London and worked in Perth for Comestibles and Don Hancey. Her speciality was backstage catering for music shows and can occasionally be coaxed back in her role of backstage Rider specialist.


She attends as many Professional Development training courses as possible and networks with Federal, State and Regional government agencies to keep focussed on the bigger picture opportunities for Western Australia’s FANTASTI food and beverage entrepreneurs and farmers. Susanna also delivers presentations on technical agri-food issues across WA


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Case Studies:


Two entrepreneurs hatched an idea to nourish new parents and their kids with the same range of healthy, delicious products using local ingredients and nutritional science. A Scope Report mapped out the steps required to take a product to market – the highs, the lows, the possibilities and the pitfalls – so they could take stock of their project and plan their next move.


When artisanal charcutiers Poach Pear needed to deliver their premium quality products to the export and national market they contacted Grow Consultancy. A greater distribution reach requires a greater shelf life promise. We worked together to find a safe, reliable preservation technique that hit the shelf life targets without compromising the excellent sensory qualities that make Poach Pear products famous.


Bee Lane smoked tomatoes top every foodie’s wish list. Production methods needed a boost to increase output and firm up the process without compromising on the product’s integrity. We worked closely with owner Bronwyn Lane on every step of the procedure to ensure efficiency, safety and reproducability. Now she can allocate more time working on promoting her business and less time in the smoke house.

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