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The Food Works SW is now open for business

30th April 2020

North Somerset Council has handed over control of the new food and drink innovation centre, The Food WorksSW, to The Food and Drink Forum as part of a 15 year contract.

The multi-million pound project opening at the Junction 21 Enterprise Zone in Weston-super-Mare has long been in the making after North Somerset Council won funding from the West of England Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) and is now celebrating opening the doors to food and drink manufacturers in the South West.

With concerns over the effects of the Coronavirus Crisis hitting the economy hard, the food and drink industry has seen some businesses facing increasing demand. The 12 business units and development kitchens are now available for anyone finding themselves needing more space during this time or those businesses who have had to diversify, pivot and are in need of an area to develop their products ready for delivery.

The business units at The Food WorksSW will provide food and drink businesses with modern, affordable food-grade premises that conform to the highest standards and meet the latest environmental health legislation.

The various sized spaces will enable start-ups or established businesses to fulfil their production requirements safe in the knowledge that maintenance costs will be minimised and that they can achieve BRC Grade AA with confidence.

As well as the units now being available to rent, also on site is a team of staff to support you with a variety of operational or technical business queries. In this difficult time, some businesses have had to cease working or struggled to meet increased demand and the Senior Management team are now based at The Food WorksSW on Whirlwind Road, Weston-super-Mare to help you.

We appreciate that food and drink businesses still need to maintain high food management standards, train new staff in food safety, increase production capacity or examine the need to diversify into new markets and the team have useful resources that can help.

Businesses can access a range of services from The Food WorksSW that aim to alleviate the current pressures they are facing. The latest tips, resources and live support can be found by searching @foodworks_sw on social media or  

If you would like to find out how to apply for the business units at The Food WorksSW you can email or call one of the team on 01934 411272.

Credit to Nick Whimster Photography.

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