Start-ups

The vegan snack company has 'huge growth potential'

Vegan snack company gets financial backing

By Michelle Perrett

Two young entrepreneurs have struck a “significant” investment deal with Spanish food group Dacsa, along with a number of angel investors.

The project is funded through the EU’s Interreg Atlantic Area programme

Welsh and NI firms in EU healthy food funding boost

By Noli Dinkovski

Small and medium-sized (SME) food and drink businesses in Wales and Northern Ireland are set to benefit from a €1.2m (£1.09m) European project aimed at broadening their knowledge and capacity to supply the growing demand for innovative healthy food.

Knibss: ‘I always describe it as a bit like walking into a house you’re going to buy and you instantly know that it’s the right place.’ David Knibbs (left) and wife Lydia (right).

Exclusive interview

Riding the meat-free wave at The Tofoo Company

By James Ridler

Finding the perfect small business to build into a nationwide brand has proved to be a massive success, as the owners of The Tofoo Company explain in this exclusive podcast interview.

Mak Tok’s William Chew faced the Dragons (pictured) to secure an investment and their invaluable knowledge. Image © BBC

Mak Tok founder on Dragons’ Den appearance

By James Ridler

Mak Tok founder William Chew talks to Food Manufacture about his appearance on last week’s episode of the hit BBC show Dragons’ Den, and what drove him to pitch for investment in his chilli paste company.

The range is composed of three functional products: Focus, Amplify and Balance, each with a unique flavour profile

Former Danone R&D director helps launch CBD shots

By Rod Addy

Former Danone research and development director Dr Ketan Joshi has worked on the development and launch of a range of ready-to-drink (RTD) shots infused with cannabidiol (CBD).