You must register your business at least 28 days before beginning trade.

 Click here for our 'Food Business Registration' page.  

Starting a new food business

When starting up a food business, there are a lot of things to consider. The Food Standards Agency provides some useful resources for new business start-ups:

Below is a list of the various food safety-related issues you will need to consider:

Online and Distance selling

If you are intending to sell food online there are some guidelines that you need to be aware of:

Invest in Bath

Our council participates in The Enterprising West of England Programme, offering free business advice to:

  • Residents of Bath and North East Somerset looking to start up a business
  • Any start-up or SME (an enterprise employing fewer than 250 employees) based in the locality.

This advice can be given via one to one sessions, workshops and coaching. If you would like this advice, visit our Invest in Bath website:

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