consultancy services


How can you benefit from FNQ Food Incubator’s  services?

business support services 

Bringing you a 360-degree support program!


At FNQ Food Incubator, we’re delighted to offer a superb suite of services designed to help entrepreneurs at all stages in the development cycle.


In fact, FNQ Food Incubator is poised to become your one-stop-shop in terms of all things business development related; we’re committed to journeying with you as you get your product from paddock to plate.


Services are offered ‘à la carte’ or bundled – in a nutshell, it’s all about what suits your food or beverage business.

Besides access to shared production and packaging facilities, FNQ Food Incubator offers structured training programs. What’s more, our stand-alone seminars and other services are also designed as a means to help entrepreneurs build successful and sustainable food processing businesses.

If you answer ‘yes’ to one or more of the questions below, then we believe we have the resources to help you grow your business!
  • Do you have an idea for a food or drink product, but you just don’t know how to get it out of your head and onto shelves?

  • Are you confused about who regulates whom and where to go to get answers about your particular business product needs?

  • Are you struggling to figure out how to launch your product?

  • Do you want to learn what it actually takes to introduce your product to the local market?

  • Do you have an existing product but have run out of ideas and just need a boost from someone who knows the business! Are you stuck in a food rut and looking for advice?

consultancy services

FNQ Food Incubator can assist you by providing a general business consultancy service for your food or beverage enterprise. More precisely, some of the services offered are:

regulatory compliance

All food businesses must comply with food safety law, you may need to develop a Food Safety Program based on HACCP principles. We can assist with: 

  • Licensing & compliance

  • HACCP & food safety

  • Product/range development

  • Research & development (R&D)

business planning

By appointment and/or through group workshops, FNQ Food Incubator provides members with industry-specific customised business mentoring.

  • Business mentoring & planning

  • Creating a business plan

  • Sales & marketing strategy

  • Operations

  • Finance & insurance advice

logistics & manufacturing

Manufacturing on a larger scale and having to mass-produce your food product without compromising the taste or quality requires a food scientist or consultant, we can help with:

  • Recipe development

  • Product/range development

  • Packaging design

  • Manufacturing

  • Logistics & distribution advice

branding & marketing

Without the specifics of a carefully thought-out marketing strategy, any company business plan remains incomplete.

  • Marketing

  • Social media

  • PR & communications

  • Website development

  • Online branding

If you have additional questions about our food business consultancy service. 

Schedule a FREE consultation!

consultant directory


We believe that wisdom is priceless and learning from those who have ‘been there’ and ‘done that’ can be a game changing step in the expansion of your own business or career path.

We have gathered a broad spectrum of mentors with expertise in marketing, finance, branding, legal, social media and much more to empower you to succeed. We are for the big dreamers. For those who are ready to step out and make their dreams, a reality.


graphic design



Simply Hampers is a local business showcasing local produce. 

As a member of Taste Paradise, our local food brand, for fourteen years, through our connections in the industry we can assist local producers to take their products to the next level.

If you are making amazing condiments, sauces, confectionery etc utilizing unique and diverse produce from the region we would love to hear from you.


Planning is essential to succeed in business. Business Structures, Cashflow, Taxation and Business Plans are all important factors to ensure the success and viability of the business. 


New and existing businesses should regularly discuss these matters with their Business Advisor.


Creative Director/Owner, Len Astle has over 20 years’ commercial experience in the graphic design and advertising industries. He is highly skilled in logo and visual identity development, advertising concepts, art direction and copywriting, illustration, digital manipulation, typesetting and typography. Len is committed to helping you build your brand by providing a creative and professional service that hits deadlines, budgets, and your communication objectives. He is a Graduate of Design Centre Enmore in Sydney (Class of 1994) and is currently based in Cairns, QLD Australia.


freight handlers

LA Moana is an Australian based Freight Consulting Agency in Cairns, Far North Queensland.

Our consultants will help identify opportunities to streamline freight operations, cut down costs, optimise supply chain strategies and improve the overall customer experience. With the amount of carriers and service providers available, we understand how difficult and time consuming it can be to manage and negotiate, which is why LA Moana is happy to offer our professional advice and guidance to simplify this process for you.


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Life Sumo is the solution to problems you wish you didn’t have. Adulting can be hard and well, let’s face it – school didn’t give us all the tools we needed for many real-life problems such as finances or superannuation. It is those areas that we are skilled to help you take on. If money is stopping you from living the life you promised yourself when you were young, it is never too late to get your life in order.

We take the boring but necessary and make it work for you. 


Tina O’Hagan is an environmentally focused Food Service Consultant with 35 years’ experience working in the Hospitality Food Leisure and Business sectors.

Tina offers a specialist turnkey package which includes: Food Waste Solutions & Consultancy,

Food service Design & Specification 

Business Mentoring Coaching & Sales Training.


CBIS Insurance Brokers have access to a large range of diverse insurance companies, with the ability to assist with General Insurance ranging from small to large businesses Australia wide.

CBIS is an independent Insurance Broker,having access to a large range of insurance companies, CBIS will review your insurance policies, provide expert advice and tailor an insurance program to meet the legal, financial and moral obligations of your business.

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Take one videojournalist, one video editor, add a dollop of passion for helping FNQ businesses connect with customers and you have eMotion Video Training & Production!

Kirsty Nancarrow and Suzie Cray can do it all for you, or upskill your business so you can create your own videos with impact.



Get the right insurance cover for your new food business.

If you are in business or are considering starting a business you need to have insurance cover. Public Liability protects the business owner against legal expenses and compensation costs associated with certain undesirable aspects of running a business that can occasionally crop up and of course property damage insurance for such perils like fire and cyclone for example. These are just two issues you may consider when you speak to your insurance expert who will explain all the covers and guide you with your decision making.