The Food WorksSW is a vibrant and dynamic food and drink innovation centre located within the Food Enterprise Zone in the Weston Business Quarter, North Somerset ten minutes from the M5 motorway. Nurturing food and drink manufacturers at the very start of their journey to providing more established businesses with the technical know-how to innovate and grow, the facility provides food and drink manufacturers with all the right ingredients to succeed.
The multi million pound centre, funded by the West of England Local Growth Fund, opened in April 2020 and is operated by food industry specialists, The Food and Drink Forum, on behalf of North Somerset Council. The Food WorksSW is the first centre of its kind in the region and provides unrivalled facilities for food manufacturers across the South West. These purpose built facilities enable businesses to develop new and existing products in twelve purpose built, food-grade incubator business units that sit adjacent to state of the art product development and pilot facilities in the Business Engagement building.
The technical facilities within the dedicated Business Engagement building are designed to enable food producers to both trial and manufacture products on a small industrial scale with the support of an on-site dedicated technical team to assist with product development, reformulation, processing, equipment and advice. The four product development rooms are kitted out with some of the latest dairy, bakery, drinks and commercial scale equipment.
As a regional centre of excellence The Food WorksSW creates a focal point for food and drink businesses to come together and connects producers from across the South West to network, collaborate and share best practice. There are three large meeting rooms, on-site cafe and a large bright lounge area for informal meetings, events and touch-down. The Centre has the ability to connect businesses with key industry partners and academics to identify the very latest advances in technology and product development, find innovative solutions, highlight new routes to markets and consumer trends.
To register your interest in the food-grade business units or find out more about the product development facilities, event space and meeting room hire, please contact The Food WorksSW team for more detailed information.
Tel: 01934 315381