Helping you rise to the challenges of our modern world
With our in-depth knowledge of your industry, we understand the challenges you face. That’s why we’ve carefully designed our services, built on expertise and innovative thinking, to help you make your business more competitive. We work with your industry to find solutions for improving manufacturing efficiency, developing new products and influencing consumer choices.
A partner to help you seize opportunities
Clients return to us again and again because we search tirelessly for practical solutions, and approach projects from different angles. We work in partnership with all kinds of businesses, from small local companies to large multinational organisations, including Fosters Bakery, Dext Heat Recovery, Gordon Rhodes, Anglo Beef Processors and Nestlé. We also work closely with the Food and Drink Federation and the National Skills Academy for Food and Drink.
The ingredients for your success
Whether you want to call on our expert research and consultancy, to develop your employees or use our high-specification facilities, we can help you deliver improvements in areas including
- product development and analysis
- food engineering
- packaging design and branding
- logistics and supply chain management
- education and staff training
- identifying growth opportunities
Experts, networks, know-how
Food manufacturer or retailer? We have a real wealth of knowledge for you to draw on. We're home to the National Centre of Excellence for Food Engineering, which has been created in partnership with industry to address many of the current and future challenges facing the food sector.
Collaboration across different academic areas is part of our ethos – we go beyond the obvious to tackle your challenge from all angles. For example, our sport scientists can help to demonstrate the impact of food products on an athlete's performance, and our psychologists can help you to understand consumer habits.
We also have expertise in the area of public health. We're developing programmes that tackle obesity using behaviour change techniques, and evaluating the impact of government schemes that provide people with the skills and confidence to cook healthy meals.