Our start-up workshop will take you through the key steps and considerations for starting a food and drink business.

The workshop will also highlight support available that can help you turn your ideas into reality.


To support any NEW food or drink manufacturer, anyone considering setting up as a F&D manufacturer and those pivoting from food service to manufacturing.

Must be:

NEW Business = less than 12 months old OR existing food service business looking at a NEW product for retail/wholesale/D2C

Based in Wales and planning to produce in Wales

Workshop Objectives

By the end of the session, delegates will:

  • Have knowledge of the key requirements for registering a F&D business
  • Have basic understanding of the initial food safety requirements and knowledge of training available
  • Have a basic understanding of sourcing ingredients (and how to check ingredients are registered in UK…. 
  • Have basic understanding of business planning and will be signposted to further support in Wales
  • Have a basic understanding of competitor and market research with some tips for FREE and inexpensive ways of undertaking research
  • Have a basic understanding of sales and marketing tips for new businesses
  • Have a basic understanding of finance, costings and sourcing finance
  • Have a basic understanding of scaling production
  • Have knowledge of the support available through Project HELIX, Cywain and Business Wales

At the end of the session, delegate will have an opportunity to discuss their specific idea/product with an member of the team at ZERO2FIVE and discuss next steps in stages of support.

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