By purchasing our New Business Start-Up package, you will receive direct advice on setting up your business safely from an experienced food safety officer. Once you have explained what food you are planning to sell and/or make, the officer will be able to assess what you’ll need to do to be compliant with the law during the early stages of your business’ development, and offer advice on any other ideas you might have. If you have a business premises already set up, they will also be able to tell you what Food Hygiene Rating your business would be likely to get at that point in time.
The package is competitively priced at £195 and includes:
- 2 hours of officer time. This can take the form of an on-site visit, scheduled meetings or advice – you decide. If you are unsure of what you want, you can talk to us about what we feel would be best for your needs. If you do not spend all of your allotted time with your officer, you can also use the remaining time to contact them for further advice directly.
- A printed copy of the Food Standards Agency’s Safer Food Better Business pack, including a storage folder.
- A personalised report by the officer who has worked with you. This report will help you by identifying areas for improvement, highlighting long-term goals for the business and offering advice on particular areas.
You can apply for this service using our online application form. Please ensure that you have read and accepted the terms and conditions before submitting an application.
Invest in Bath offer a business support and advice service on business-related topics other than food safety. Our services are carried out in partnership with The West of England Growth Hub and Better Business for All.