Southglade Food Park is a flagship multi million pound scheme offering food and drink firms a unique setting in which to develop. It provides high grade food manufacturing space with purpose-built units which enable new and innovative food businesses to start up and grow.
Businesses can access a range of units of differing sizes to suit their need. The park encourages a move up philosophy where businesses are expected to move to a larger unit within three years.
Southglade Food Park was opened in 2005. The build and first 3 years of operation were funded by East Midlands Development Agency, the European Regional Development Fund and Nottingham City Council. Since then the park has been self sustaining.
At the heart of the food park community is a Business Support Centre run by The Food and Drink Forum, who maintain an onsite presence and manage the park services. Tenancies are managed by Nottingham City Council.
Authentic Mexican food producer moves in
In January 2010 authentic Mexican food producer Rico Mexican Kitchen become the latest firm to move into Southglade Food Park, Nottingham. The company, run by Marcela Flores Newburn, moved into one of the incubator units located on the site which was vacated by a firm who moved up into a bigger unit on the park.
Marcela commented on the move:“This is the first unit for my business, which until now has been run from home, and we’ve been delighted to have secured a place at Southglade with all the facilities and support that it brings. This is an important step for the growth of Rico Mexican Kitchen and it’s wonderful that a park such as this exists to help new businesses to develop.”