South Lincolnshire Food Enterprise Zone Launched
The future of food production in the United Kingdom has taken a significant step forward this week, with the official inauguration of the South Lincolnshire Food Enterprise Zone (FEZ).
The event signified the completion of the first phase of the FEZ and took place at the site outside Holbeach on Thursday, September 22nd.
The first phase of the FEZ contains the University of Lincoln’s National Centre for Food Manufacturing (NCFM), Lincolnshire County Council’s Hub for Agricultural Businesses, and The Institute of Technology Digital Food Manufacturing Centre.
The projects will create over £16m of investment in the agri-food sector and help position Lincolnshire as the UK Food Valley, a top 10 global centre for international food trade.
The development is a joint effort between the University of Lincoln, the Greater Lincolnshire Local Enterprise Partnership, Lincolnshire County Council and South Holland District Council.
“Investing the time and money into creating the South Lincolnshire FEZ, which holds such importance nationally, shows how dedicated Lincolnshire County Council is to supporting the fastest growing sector in the county and the UK”, says Councillor Colin Dave, the Executive Councillor for Economy, Environment and Strategic Planning, Lincolnshire County Council.
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