Food and drink

The Marches’ rich agricultural tradition provides the foundation for a thriving food and drink sector which includes everything from global giants to kitchen table enterprises.

packages on a conveyor belt
Production Of Pralines In A Factory For The Food Industry
Food Production Conveyor belt

Marches-produced food has an international reputation for excellence and the region is leading the world in using new technology to revolutionise the way we produce our food thanks to pioneering research at Harper Adams University.

The region also boasts Shropshire Food Enterprise Centre in Shrewsbury – one of only 10 centres nationally.

The Food Enterprise Centre offers food production start-ups and SMEs excellent production units equipped to the highest standard with on-site business support.

Key sectors

Well established sectors in the Marches with high productivity and high levels of employment and specialisation.

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Enabling Sectors

High employment, with significant entry level jobs and services vital to our economy, with different productivity or growth challenges.

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