Food Centre Wales has a team of expert Food Technologists offering advice, technical services and training to business start-ups, SME’s and existing food manufacturers.

Whether you have a great new idea for a product and don’t know where to start, or you are an established manufacturer who needs help troubleshooting or gaining accreditation with BRC or SALSA, our Food Technologists can help guide and support you through the whole process.

Our Food Technologists are very experienced across all sectors of the food manufacturing industry and can help solve your technical problems or develop your products. They can offer you advice and guidance on all aspects of food production, including:-

  • Labelling & Packaging
  • Product & Process Efficiency
  • Factory Layout Design
  • Equipment Sourcing
  • Systems Validation

The commercial experience of our Food Technologists enables them to offer extensive support in perfecting your food safety management systems. They offer help with:-

  • Third Party Accreditation (SALSA & BRC)
  • Good Manufacturing Practices
  • Pre-requisite Programmes

Our Food Technologists are experts in developing completely new and existing products and they can help you throughout the whole process, including:-

  • Product Development
  • Product Reformulation
  • Commercialisation
  • Shelf Life Analysis
  • Sensory Evaluation
  • Nutrition & Labelling
  • Cooking Instructions
  • Packaging


Starting a Food & Drink Processing Business

Do you want to become a food or drink producer?  Perhaps you want to scale up your existing at home production?  Or do you need help with New Product Development?

We manage all new clients through our bi-monthly start-up surgeries, see details below and we will hopefully be able to support you.


  1. Short presentation from our Business Development Officer covering:-
  • Details about our services and how we can help you
  • How you can benefit from Project HELIX.
  • Checklist for business start ups
  • How to access insight market data
  1. Tour of the manufacturing and processing facility at Food Centre Wales.
  1. 1-2-1 meeting with a Food Technologist to ask specific questions and plan next steps.
  1. Short Introduction from Business Wales and Cywain explaining how they can support
  1. 1-2-1 meetings with Cywain and/or Business Wales if required.

The sessions start at 10am, allowing up to 2 hours for the presentations and tour, followed by a half hour 1-2-1 appointment with a Food Technologist.  We also have a Business Adviser from Business Wales and a Business Development Manager from Cywain available who you can meet with afterwards if requested.  Refreshments and light lunch are provided during the session.

Next sessions:

5th June 2024

17th July 2024

If you would like to book a place please email or phone 01559 362230

Food Innovation Wales helps put Welsh produce on the world stage

Food Innovation Wales has launched Wales’ first comprehensive digital food and drink producers’ directory. The directory, which contains entries from over 500 companies, has been created to raise awareness and drive sales of Welsh products both nationally and internationally.

Both small and large companies are featured in the directory which has been produced on behalf of Food and Drink Wales and will be used on trade development visits and exhibitions around the world. Users can search for a producer based on location, product category, supply channel and certification held.

Speaking about the launch of the food and drink producers’ directory, Professor David Lloyd, Director of the ZERO2FIVE Food Industry Centre and Vice Chairman of the Wales Food and Drink Industry Board, said:

“We want Welsh food and drink companies to be celebrated on the world stage. This directory will help raise the profile of innovative Welsh food and drink products both locally, nationally and internationally.”

Food Innovation Wales, backed by Welsh Government, brings together three food centres of excellence dedicated to encouraging the development of the Welsh food sector and providing technical and operational support on all aspects of food manufacturing. 

To find out more about the food and drink producers’ directory, visit: