Innovation is a vital part of smart business strategy. FBDC’s team of product & technical development specialists have an established track record of pioneering product launches in new categories which have unlocked new business opportunities for both retailers and manufacturers in the UK & internationally.
Founded in 1997 by Susan Pieterse, the multi award-winning FBDC offers a hands-on approach, helping retailers, manufacturers, multi-channel delivery and entrepreneurs, with specialist concept and product development, specialist expertise in hospitality, feasibility and providing a complete NPD function. FBDC’s team of food and beverage concept process and technical product developers, lead the way in innovation, and have an established track record of success in the UK and internationally. With a broad portfolio of clients, FBDC are considered a gateway to success for many new and established food businesses.
Our clients are well-known brands, leading retailers and food service companies.
FBDC work in all food and beverage categories and across temperature regimes on a diverse range of projects working with budgets from £10,000 – £500,000+. In so doing we can advise you on the best approach by helping you make better decisions and should you wish, be a part of the delivery by creating new product strategies and exploiting the latest technologies. We can also deliver on your behalf and manage the product lifecycle for you pending your needs and budget.
If you are looking for support to drive your business and for an organisation to partner in that process which cares as much as you do please get in touch. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us on 01727 873303
Whilst our service can be consultative the majority of our clients prefer FBDC to take an immersive approach to their projects working in partnership with them hands-on.
How we work
As no two projects are alike once you have contacted us we will invite you to meet with us at our office in St Albans so that we can fully understand your objectives and timing. Prior to our meeting and any confidential discussions we will require you to download, sign and send to us a Non-disclosure agreement (NDA) for our signature also. Click here to download an NDA form. From this meeting we will present back to you a bespoke proposal detailing the work involved and the proposed members of the FBDC team to work with you. The schedule of work is provided with estimates for FBDC’s charges including fees, charges where applicable for the use of any of our facilities such as our purpose built development kitchen, presentation theatre or meeting rooms and any additional costs the project is likely to incur as appropriate. From there we look to finalise the contract and schedule the work to agreed timelines.
If you are looking for specific expertise in Food Technology, Food Production, Food Manufacturing, Food Innovation or Food Product Development do get in touch we would love to hear from you.