A Place To Grow

The support available through The Food WorksSW and The Food & Drink Forum team ensures food and drink businesses are making a safe product in an efficient way.

It is essential that food and drink businesses stay up-to-date with regulations, whether starting up from home or within production facilities. The Technical Team provide hands-on food technical support in areas such as:

Product label checks Shelf life prediction / assessment
Lab testing analysis support Factory layout support
HACCP Equipment specifications
Certification support including BRC, SALSA, STS Internal audit and pre audit support
Supply chain support Food safety / health and safety / risk assessment
5 Star food hygiene rating support Product development and piloting
Technical troubleshooting Scale up support
Process and launch expertise Product costing
Recipe nutritional analysis and legal claim determination Food specification completion e.g. MCreate
Allergen advice / allergen compliance Environmental health support

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, we provide a network arena second to none. Our events are attended by talented, driven individuals and companies looking for opportunities to exchange best practice and collaborate to move their business forward.

Through Food & Drink Forum membership services, food and drink businesses of the South West can also benefit from:

  • Updates on grant funding and support
  • Updates on the availability of food grade premises including The Food WorksSW , Southglade and Leicester City Food Parks
  • Updates on food regulations, legislation and food management system changes through Technical Bites
  • Updates on events and networking opportunities
  • Updates on key food industry trends and market intelligence
  • Access to and listing, if required, in our Online Directory of food and drink industry suppliers and services
  • Advertising opportunities through The Food WorksSW and The Food & Drink Forum websites and monthly newsletters
  • Discounted access to accredited & non-accredited training courses as well as resources & materials to support food technical and business growth
  • Training needs analysis and apprenticeship support for new and existing staff
  • Support for selling online and to retailers

Whatever stage your food and drink business is at, call The Food WorksSW team on 01934 315381 to discuss the support we can offer.


The Food & Drink Forum Ltd
The Food Works SW
Whirlwind Road
BS24 8EF


CALL: 01934 315381

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