Following an investment of over £750,000, the FSC Group, the food-to-go development businesses has now opened its state-ofthe- art innovation centre where its new product specialists and team of technologists will develop and present the latest foodon- the-move trends and ideas.
Located in Flax Bourton, on the outskirts of Bristol, the new facility is housed in a converted chapel, giving the 20-strong team ample room to research and test the latest concepts in areas such as bakery and confectionery, hot and cold sandwiches, salads, drinks, snacks, smoothies and juices.
Already serving clients from across the globe, customers include Shell UK (deli2go), Dunelm, Thorntons, Tchibo, Debenhams, Insomnia, Esquires, Autogrill and Statoil. Headed by James Simpson, the familyrun business, in operation for 30 years, is looking to expand its reach.
As well as the food-to-go sector James and his team also operate across the convenience retail, forecourt retail, grocery retail and café/coffee shop sectors. The venue also includes a fully equipped development kitchen while the presentation suite, where the chapel’s altar used to be, will allow the FSC team to present ideas and new concepts to clients.