HECK Leads The Way With The Silicon Valley Of Food In Yorkshire

We’ve been cooking up plans as well as sausages at the HECK Factory in Yorkshire.  We want to lead the way in making the Vale of York the ‘Silicon Valley of Food’. Read about our “Foog

At HECK we are passionate about the food industry and bringing exciting new products to market with an entrepreneurial spirit. We look around us at other food and agritech businesses in the area and we see so many businesses that feel the same way, which is why we have plans to take our innovation programme forwards to the next level. 

Dubbed “Foogle”, our entrepreneur programme seeks to showcase the latest in food and farming innovation.  HECK is one of the many great companies that are really putting Yorkshire on the map as a county of excellence for food and growth.  Along with other innovators we believe we have a responsibility to be at the forefront of food and future farming in the UK, while creating an massive innovation and income boost to Yorkshire.

HECK’s Debbie Keeble commented, “We are farmers turned producers but now we are able to look to the future of agriculture and how we drive our business forward. We’re looking to partner with the best of the best – the MIT of Yorkshire –  to identify new ways of growing sustainable foods and developing ingenious solutions.

“From new ways of growing, to innovation in the factory and reducing waste and sustainable packaging - we want to hear from inventors across the county – colleges and universities, entrepreneurs and indeed anyone who can make a difference and come and partner with us to create long lasting solutions and also generate income for future food businesses.”

HECK is already working with a number of new food companies including producers of free-from puddings and granola, and a producer developing a range of gut-friendly foods and now wants to build on the success of the programme to date.  With so much innovation and talent in the area, the future looks bright for the “Silicon Valley of the Vale of York”.

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