Food Exchange bursary: win a free office for a year

Written by Alastair Owen
April 11, 2018

Apply for our new Food Exchange bursary to get an office rent free for a year.

At the Food Exchange, we're creating London's greatest cluster of food entrepreneurs. If you work in food, we want you to be part of it. And with our new bursary, you could be joining us here for free.

Our bursary will give one young food business a free office for a year, worth £20,000. From manufacturers, producers, recipe developers and stylists, to photographers, journalists and PRs, we're open to entries from any UK-based food business less than three years old.

The winning business will get a year rent and service charge free in one of our contemporary, light-filled private studios with desk space for six staff. The office comes with air conditioning and wifi included, as well as access to shared meeting rooms, kitchen amenities, a rooftop terrace, showers and bicycle storage – all just 10 minutes’ walk from Vauxhall station.

Go to to apply and learn more.

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We'll invite three shortlisted businesses to pitch to our judging panel of food industry experts including BBC Good Food magazine’s lifestyle editor Lulu Grimes, Evening Standard columnist and freelance journalist Victoria Stewart, MD of street food market KERB Simon Mitchell, co-founder of The Snaffling Pig Company Andrew Allen and business development director for New Covent Garden Market Helen Evans.

To apply, go to and fill in our application.

You’ll need to submit up to 1,500 words and attach a supporting document about your business before midnight on Sunday 29 April.

We opened the doors to the Food Exchange in February this year. Spanning three floors, it's an incubator for innovators and the food stars of tomorrow. Winning our bursary will give one business the chance to become part of this incredible food community and grow amongst like-minded entrepreneurs.


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