Our Year Ahead


  • Launch of the West Midlands Local Carbon and Circular Economy Fund, a new grant fund available for Food and Drink Manufacturers to catalyse sustainable innovation in the sector
  • Catalyse on opportunities such as Commonwealth Games, through new sector specific business support programmes such as SME bid-writing support and ‘meet the buyer’ events
  • Promote and encourage young people into Food and Drink manufacturing careers through our Skills and Apprenticeship Hub
  • Development of sector specific research on the regional skills needs of food and drink manufacturers, using this information to inform the development of new initiatives to support employment and growth
  • Building business networks and raising the profile of the sector through strategic marketing and engagement
  • Working with the West Midlands Food and Drink Forum to continue to increase sector growth, through the development of new interventions