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The Centre, along with its modern purpose-built food and drink production units, has a range of facilities to suit all of your business needs. With a boardroom, relaxed meeting area and Bluebells Café showcasing local products through seasonal menus, Shropshire Food Enterprise Centre is the place to meet and eat.

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Shropshire Food Enterprise Centre is the first of its kind in the UK, housing 12 purpose built units for start-up and growing food and drink businesses, specifically designed to meet the latest food industry standards. The food production units are 1,500 sq ft and 3,000 sq ft and all include a large production area, with a walk-in cold room, wash and hand basins and a computer-controlled system supplying filtered air to maintain the desired temperature between 15C and 30C. There is easy in/out access, an office, toilet and changing area, parking spaces and all surfaces inside the production unit meet the BRC and EFSIS standards.

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As part of the services on offer within the Centre, all tenants have access to support from the Council's Business and Enterprise Service. This includes help with housing, planning, business planning, financial incentives, networking and regional business support offers, including from Universities and specialist food and drink consultancies.

The whole essence of the Centre is that businesses will be able to get the best possible start and continue to receive support, advice and training opportunities. Even if your business is not based within the Centre, you can take advantage of the facilities and services available. Drop in to the Centre and speak to one of the Council Team to find out more about what Shropshire Food Enterprise Centre can offer your business.

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The Shropshire Food Enterprise Centre forms part of A Golden Triangle of public sector support institutions that provide excellence in research and development support for the food and drink sector. Much of this support is either free or highly subsidised for SMEs in food and drink production. Shropshire Council can provide all help and assistance with this. 

The triangle consists of Harper Adams University in nearby Newport, 20 minutes- drive away with the Regional Food Academy and the Food Innovation Centre in partnership with Dairy Crest.

Reaseheath College Food Academy and its dairy processing centre in Nantwich only 30 minutes- drive to the north with excellent baking facilities as well.

Then lastly we have University of Chester with the NOW Food Centre which provides state of the art food testing facilities.