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
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 cafe and business lounge to help you and your ideas to thrive.
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.
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.
CONNECTIONS AND COLLABORATION
A close-knit cluster of businesses, facilities and support, all in one place to encourage partnerships and mutual support.
EASY ACCESS TO M5
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.
SPACE TO INNOVATE AND CREATE
The Food WorksSW offers state-of-the-art product development facilities and access to specialist on-site practitioners to encourage innovation and enable food and drink businesses to flourish.
AFFORDABLE AND ADAPTABLE
The Food WorksSW provides the ideal food-grade business unit: affordable, fit for purpose and with flexible, ‘easy in and easy out’ terms.
ROOM TO GROW AND THRIVE
Product development facilities that enable you to scale up production, re-formulate recipes, try new equipment, try small-batch runs and push product testing further.
SPECIALIST SUPPORT AND ADVICE
The Food WorksSW team will help you develop and learn, with affordable and accessible specialist business and food technical advice and support.
Stay in the loop: our vibrant and dynamic Engagement Centre creates a focal point for the region’s food and drink entrepreneurs to meet, network, develop and innovate.
ACCESS TO FUNDING PROVIDERS
Connect with investors who understand the Food and Drink sector, recognise growth SMEs and are more likely to back a business like yours.
EVENTS AND CONFERENCES
Make the most of our conferencing facilities, business lounge, networking space, hot desking and meeting room hire on offer.