The development of a multi-million pound Food Enterprise Zone in south Lincolnshire will be discussed at a Food Industry breakfast briefing next month.
The event, which will take place at the Lindum offices in North Hykeham on Thursday, November 29, will explore the opportunities presented by Peppermint Park in Holbeach.
Once complete, the Food Enterprise Zone (FEZ) will provide purpose-built business space for SMEs developing cutting edge technology and techniques in the agri-food sector.
It will be located next to the A17 and A151 and is designed to support agri-food businesses, with a particular focus on the food technology sector.
The development will create around 59,000sq m of new business space, capable of supporting over 2,000 jobs and 900 business units.
Lincolnshire County Council’s Simon Wright, David Shaw from Pick Everard consultancy and Val Braybrooks, the Dean of Faculty of Food from the University of Lincoln, will talk about how the development will support Greater Lincolnshire’s internationally-known food sector.
The seminar is the latest in a series of Food Industry Breakfast Briefings held at Lindum. Previous events have proved to be a great opportunity to renew old contacts and meet new people working in the food manufacturing sector.
Steve Walford from Yanmar Gas Heat Pumps will also give a talk about the latest innovations in gas-driven air conditioning and refrigeration solutions and Joe Conway from Sintra Pulsion will give a presentation on a unique, patented temperature control system.
Hayley Cowell, from Lindum, said: “The seminars have proved to be extremely popular over the years. They offer a unique opportunity for our clients and contacts in the food industry to do some informal networking whilst keeping up to date with the latest trends, products and technology.”
The seminar starts at 8am with breakfast. Presentations will begin at 8:45am and the event will close at 10.30am.
If you are interested in attending, contact [email protected] by November 16.