THE University of Chester is offering small to medium food and drink enterprises the chance to get their hands on funded assistance through the European Regional Development Fund.

NoWFOOD is a new state of the art research and development facility located on the main campus at the university.

It provides a centre of excellence for food science and technology for producers across the region.

Maud Duthie, the project manager for NoWFOOD, said: “We can offer up to 12 hours of funded support for eligible SMEs to help them take their product ideas or production techniques onto the next level.”

For more information call Peter York on 01244 511572 or e-mail