Start-ups

SMEs in all sectors are struggling financially

Surge in food SMEs in significant financial distress

By Rod Addy

The amount of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in food and drink manufacturing in significant financial distress has risen by 35%, comparing the first quarter of 2020 with the first quarter of 2021.

From finance to the world of adult soft drinks, Nix & Kix chronicle their challenges in getting to market

Foot on the ladder: start-up Nix and Kix

By James Ridler

In this exclusive interview, Nix & Kix co-founders Kerstin Robinson and Julia Kessler discuss their history and the challenges they faced in setting up their own drinks company.

Lava Spirits sources organic Valencian oranges from Sicily as well as Navel oranges

Start-up Lava Spirits details gin launches

By Rod Addy

Start-up Lava Spirits has outlined the development of its latest Lava Spirits Co Coffee Gin and Coffee Orange Gin launches, which it has made available direct to consumers via its website.

Whitby Gin is expanding

Whitby Gin in £1.5m distillery expansion

By Michelle Perrett

A Yorkshire gin-maker is expanding its operation after being granted permission to move into new premises in the shadow of Whitby Abbey.

EIT Food CEO on funding the fight against COVID-19

EIT Food boss exclusive interview: part 1

Coronavirus funding fostering food firm innovation

By James Ridler

In this exclusive interview, Andy Zynga, boss of European Institute of Innovation & Technology (EIT) Food, addresses likely access to funding after the Brexit transition period and three funding recipients that caught his eye.