FESS – Food Enterprise Support Scheme

We have teamed up with the West of England Combined Authority to provide free business and technical support to pre-start and established food and drink businesses through FESS – the Food Enterprise Support Scheme.

We know that setting up and operating a food business can be challenging within a heavily regulated industry, but through FESS we can help your business in areas such as:

  • Getting Started
  • Legal labelling
  • HACCP
  • Food safety
  • Recipe nutritional analysis
  • SALSA/BRC support
  • Internal audit
  • Product Development and innovation
  • Shelf life extension

Our Technical Team have a wealth of experience and can provide 4 hours of support to pre-start businesses (operating for less than 12 months), or 5 hours of support for established food and drink businesses. If your business in based in the West of England; Bath, North East Somerset, Bristol, North Somerset, or South Gloucestershire you could be eligible to receive this free support.

The support can be delivered remotely or onsite, depending on your business needs and can work flexibly around your staff and shift patterns.

We will be working with the West of England Growth Hub and other local service providers to offer a wide range of food and non-food support to businesses involved in the scheme.

FESS is a West of England Combined Authority initiative, delivered in partnership with The Food & Drink Forum as operators of The Food WorksSW to support businesses across the region.

The eligibility criteria for the project is as follows…

PRE-START / START UP:

  • A new food & drink business registered with Companies House or HMRC within the last 12 months
  • Based within Bath & North East Somerset, Bristol, North Somerset or South Gloucestershire
  • Less than 250 employees
  • Annual turnover less than €50 million

ESTABLISHED BUSINESS:

  • A food & drink business registered with Companies House or HMRC and operating for more than 12 months
  • Based within Bath & North East Somerset, Bristol, North Somerset or South Gloucestershire
  • Less than 250 employees
  • Annual turnover less than €50 million

To check your eligibility and access the support call us on 01934 315381 or email enquiries@foodworks-sw.co.uk.

 

The Food & Drink Forum Ltd
The Food Works SW
Whirlwind Road
Weston-Super-Mare
BS24 8EF

enquiries@foodworks-sw.co.uk

CALL: 01934 315381

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