Cash pot for good ideas

Pig bosses are looking for the next "big idea" and are willing to put their money where their mouths are.

A £200,000 fund has been set up to help producers and processors develop new ideas, which can be tested and developed. The theory is that the whole industry would benefit from successful projects.

Anyone with a good idea simply has to contact their regional Knowledge Transfer (KT) manager about the idea and then send it in to BPEX before the end of April.

According to Steve Hart, who received one of the first round of grants: "The whole process is very easy. I would recommend anybody who has a good idea, but not enough money to develop it, to get stuck in. The BPEX KT staff are very helpful and can guide you through the process."

For further information, contact a BPEX KT manager, details at www.bpex.org.uk or email kt@pbex.org.uk