Looking to start growing your business? Access our unique offering of membership services, access to facilities and funded support.
Our dedicated team of food industry professionals has a wealth of experience and expertise. Our first-hand knowledge of a wide range of industry issues can be used to support your business to avoid pitfalls and grasp opportunities to flourish and grow.
Looking to start growing your business? We'd love to hear from you and start supporting your food business journey. Call 0115 975 8810 to find out more.
Here's how we can help
We have a range of purpose-build food-grade units available at our three sites in Nottingham, Leicester and Weston-super-Mare. Ranging in size from 1,000 sq ft onwards the sites are designed to grow with your business.
Struggling to source your ingredients? We can put you in touch with suppliers to ensure you are receiving industry-safe ingredients, helping your ingredient declaration process.
New Product Development
Expanding your product range? Our Technical Team can offer hands-on advice to ensure a smooth process, taking your product from concept to launch in the factory. Whatever stage of development you are at, we can offer a fresh perspective on your project.
Grants & Funding
We often have grant funding or funded business support available to support food & drink businesses.
Check out our upcoming sales & marketing sessions.
SALSA Certification Support
SALSA (Safe and Local Supplier Approval Scheme) is a robust and effective food safety certification scheme which is appropriate for smaller food producers and processors. Approved suppliers can demonstrate that they operate to standards that are recognised and accepted across the industry, and exceed the minimum standards expected by enforcement authorities. The Technical Team can help you to implement the processes and quality systems within your business in order to achieve SALSA certification. Our Technical Managers are SALSA scheme Auditors and Mentors.
Employment & Skills
Recruiting the right staff, retaining them and upskilling them will be key to growing your business. Staffing issues can be a huge drain on resources and may affect the rate your business grows.
We can offer a range of training solutions.
Events & Training
Our events & training programme covers a wide range of industry-specific topics; great for helping to build your food technical knowledge whilst networking with like-minded businesses.
Your packaging needs to be hardworking - to protect your product, stand out on the shelves, and you may even need a certain type of packaging to support the shelf life of your product. We can offer packaging advice and support, connecting you with food industry packaging suppliers.