Food and Drink Manufacturers

Collaborate_food_manufacturingThrough the Collaborate project, Leicester and Leicestershire food and drink manufacturers are able to access up to twelve hours of fully-funded technical support. The one-to-one support will be delivered by the Food & Drink Forum, a Collaborate partner, and their food technical experts who can assist businesses in areas such as but not limited to:

– Shelf Life Extension
– Labeling
– Nutritional Advice
– Factory Layout
– Product Development
– Food Standards and Implementation
– Food Safety

Complete an enquiry form here and get started.

Collaborate Business Growth Grant

The team at the Food and Drink Forum will also provide details about the Collaborate business growth grant if you are looking to expand and grow:

– Capital grants of between £5,000 to £25,000 are available for Leicester or Leicestershire SMEs that trade business-to-business.
– The grant will be made up of 33% of the project cost
– Businesses must be trading business to business for 12 months or more and must create at least one full time job for every £10,000 of grant funding awarded.

Case Study

“As a result of this investment we’ve seen a growth in supermarket sales and we’re in serious talks with other retailers and sports stadiums to stock the Naanster.”

Jake Karia, Managing Director, Food Attraction. Read the full story here.


Targeted workshops and seminars

The Food and Drink Forum regularly organise events which provide an opportunity for you to learn, stay informed and connect with other businesses. Visit the events section for details.

Space and premises

Some of the Food and Drink Forum team are based at the Leicester Food Park. This provides manufacturers with modern and cost effective,  food grade premises. Units on this site conform to the highest standards, including BRC Grade A and meet the latest environmental health legislation. Various sized units are provided to enable start-up and growth manufacturers to fulfill their production requirements in the safe knowledge that maintenance costs will be minimised.




Enquiry Form

If you are interested in receiving support through this project you will need to register your business by completing this simple enquiry form.