Where food business takes flight

Exciting things are happening on a former airfield, as a regional centre for excellence in food and drink welcomes you

 Food What?

The Food WorksSW is a dynamic food and drink innovation centre, offering food-grade business units and development kitchens, plus hands-on food technical and specialist business support, sector-based training and networking, conference and room hire, together with a coffee shop and business lounge to help you and your ideas to thrive.

 Food Where?

The Food WorksSW is based in a new Food Enterprise Zone near Weston-super-Mare in North Somerset, located just 10 minutes from the M5, offering easy transport access and flexible dedicated space to assist with batch runs, new product development trials or simply additional space and resources to allow you to expand your food and drink business.

 Food Why?

The Food WorksSW  creates a focal point and centre of excellence for food and drink producers across the region; helping start-up businesses through experience, facilities and access to equipment, whilst providing established businesses with new product development, specialist expertise and access to trial kitchens to innovate and grow.

Let The Food WorksSW work for you

Whether you’re just starting out or an established brand looking to innovate, diversify or expand, The Food WorksSW brings a feast of business benefits.


The Business Units at The Food WorksSW provide food and drink businesses with modern and cost amenable food-grade premises that conform to the highest standards and meet the latest environmental health legislation.


Just 10 minutes from Junction 21, The Food Enterprise Zone and The Food WorksSW brings together a significant cluster of businesses, facilities and support in one place, simplifying logistics and giving your business the flexible space it needs to thrive and expand.



Don’t just take our word for it, read about the businesses accessing the support and facilities available through The Food WorksSW.


The onsite Business Engagement Centre is home to our four state-of-the-art product development kitchens, available for flexible short term lease by food and drink businesses.


Onsite Business Lounge and Coffee Shop open to all business users. Ideal space for informal meetings with clients, advisors, colleagues, networking with other business or somewhere to catch up with emails between meetings.


The Food WorksSW site operator, The Food & Drink Forum offers a range of Membership solutions to suit all business needs. We appreciate the need to for an environment for food businesses to meet and develop relationships. Drawing together the best of the food manufacturing industry, vibrant artisan producers and business working along food supply-chains, membership provides a network arena second to none.


With a range of meeting and conference rooms onsite, The Food WorksSW is able to accommodate all needs offering small meeting rooms seating two, through to larger conference facilities seating up to 80 at reasonable rates.


We know that setting up and operating a food and drink business can be difficult at times due to the growing number of regulations in the industry. It may be that you don’t have the technical expertise in-house, or that you simply don’t have the time to manage compliance. Whatever your business needs, let our technical team take the stress out of your food technical operations, freeing up your time to achieve your business goals.

The Food WorksSW team runs a range of industry-specific events throughout the year to meet these needs, enabling food and drink businesses to create growth and promote the sector as a whole. Looking for specific training or would like to discuss your training needs further? Contact The Food WorksSW team today for more information.

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