Our unique team of dedicated industry experienced and qualified technical experts have been helping start-up businesses since 1998.

Thinking of setting up a food and drink business? It's one of the most heavily regulated industries in the UK, but that's where we come in. Many of the businesses we support start out in their home kitchen; our team of industry experts can provide you with the support, mentoring, access to facilities and guidance needed to help you successfully enter the market.

Have a great product? 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

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    Access to technical knowledge

    It is essential that you are creating a safe product and complying with industry standards - you will not be able to sell your product without Environmental Health sign off.

    Our Technical Team can offer all of the advice and support you need.

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    events & training

    Our events programme covers a wide range of industry-specific topics; great for helping to build your food technical knowledge whilst networking with like-minded businesses.

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    getting started

    Have you registered as an FBO (Food Business Operator)? Have you developed a business and financial plan? 

    We can offer business support and mentoring to help get you started.

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    financial planning

    We often have grant funding or funded business support available to support food & drink businesses.

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    Market Testing

    Have you found a gap in the market? This is essential for ensuring you will sell enough of your products to make a profit. 

    We can access market intelligence for you through industry-leading software.

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    access to facilities

    Need a larger space than your home kitchen but not ready to take on the financial risk of a commercial unit?

    Try our test and development kitchens, available for short term hire.

Start your food business journey today