Centre for Food and Fresh Produce Logistics

Supporting Innovation, Training and Growth for Boston Town Businesses

Boston College is working with University of Lincoln's National Centre for Food Manufacturing and Boston Town Deal to offer fully funded support for businesses in the food and associated supply chain sectors including:

🡆 Agri-Food Technologies
🡆 Port and Logistics
🡆 Equipment and Technical Services
🡆 Engineering and Packaging
🡆 Manufacturing
🡆 Food Service inc. Retailers and Restaurants

Benefits are tailored to suit the needs of the business and employees with a focus on

🡆 Business Support to Enhance Productivity, Profitability and Job Creation: Access to technical services and consultancy provided by a dedicated team of experts at the National Centre for Food Manufacturing (NCFM), Boston College, Lincoln Institute of Agri-Food Technology and University of Lincoln College of Science. Project examples include - Digitalisation, Automation, Product Trials and New Product Development, Processes, Packaging, Robotics, Finance, Marketing, Crop Storage, Scientific Research and General Business Consultancy.

🡆 Knowledge Transfer and Networking: Programme members benefit from business networking and knowledge sharing activities such as Events, Equipment Demonstrations, Masterclasses and Signposting to other sources of relevant support.

🡆 Workforce Development Through Enhancement of Skills and Knowledge: Boston College provides the lead for the development and delivery of training programmes to match the growth needs of programme businesses. Topics available aim to upskill the workforce and enhance the effectiveness of business leadership and management. Sector activities will also promote career awareness, create a talent pipeline and encourage new entrants. The project aims to reduce the main barriers to workforce development and so all course costs are covered by the programme and some course are available via distance learning.

🡆 Capital Grants: Potential for Capital Grant funding contribution towards the purchase of equipment identified as required to meet project needs established during programme engagement. Up to 50% of purchase cost to a maximum of £5000 could be available, subject to application and panel approval.

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