AgriFood Sector

Central Bedfordshire is home to leading brands including Jordans Ryvita and Signature Flatbreads (formally Honeytop Foods), whilst local producers and sellers are represented through Tastes of Bedfordshire.   We work with the sector to both encourage the development of larger scale food manufacturing as well as utilising the potential of local produce in supporting the visitor economy, through food tourism and encouraging individuals to shop locally.
Central Bedfordshire Council has secured £50,000 of government funding which will help food, drink and farming businesses to set up and expand in the Biggleswade and Ivel Valley area. The funding has enabled a Food Enterprise Zone (FEZ) to deliver faster growth for businesses in the sector.
The FEZ, working with Cranfield University, will support the creation of 2,000 jobs and up to 30 new businesses by 2020 in a new food and drink cluster. It is underpinned by a Local Development Order on Stratton Business Park to ensure that planning processes are easier
for agri-food businesses and their related supply chains. 
Central Bedfordshire Council is also working with the Food and Drink Forum to deliver funding for a range of services to
food and drink manufacturers through the FEAST programme. This includes; grant funding, business mentoring, industry
events, technical support and technical apprentices.

The Jordans and Ryvita Company

Jordans is a leading brand of crunchy oat and nut cereal. Ryvita became part of the Jordans & Ryvita brand under Associated British Foods following a merger with Jordans in early 2009. Their headquarters is in Biggleswade.

It's Fresh!

It’s Fresh! is a highly specialized technical innovations company focused on delivering comprehensive solutions for food freshness. These unique technologies are delivered via State-of-the-art materials science developed in partnership with world leading research & technology organisations.


Located in the farming heartland of Central Bedfordshire, MyFresh is proud of its heritage and agricultural roots. It is fresh by name and fresh by nature, and aims to provide customers with an enjoyable fresh produce experience that’s delivered with passion and prepared by people that care.

Signature Flatbreads

Formally Honeytop Foods,
Signature Flatbreads is the market leading flatbread company in Europe and Asia with state-of-the-art production facilities in the UK and India.

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