Lupton Fawcett helps secure future of Sheffield’s Food Works

Claire Mayfield-Tulip helps out CEO Rene Meijer at Foodworks in Sheffield. Picture Scott Merrylees

Yorkshire law firm Lupton Fawcett has helped to secure the future of Sheffield’s Food Works by completing a lease on its new premises in just two weeks. 


Food Works is a not-for-profit organisation which reduces food waste by upcycling surplus food for anyone who needs it in Sheffield. 


Rene Meijer, CEO at Food Works, said: “Food Works showcases how tasty and nutritious meals can be produced for the community using surplus and locally grown produce. 


“We’ve been based at our Wybourn hub for the last year but had to find new premises when the lease came to end with short notice. 

“It seemed an impossible task, but with the help of lots of people and organisations in Sheffield and the invaluable expertise of Lupton Fawcett, we have now secured a ten-year lease on a new property in Handsworth. 


“Being able to agree the lease guarantees continuity of our services and we can do it without closing for a single day.” 


“We are excited for our future plans and expect that we will be able to expand our work, as well as delivering it from a much more conducive environment,” said Rene. 


The lease deal was the first to complete for new Lupton Fawcett partner Claire Mayfield-Tulip, who joined the firm’s commercial property team based in Sheffield earlier this month.  


Claire said: “We were delighted to be able to step in to help Food Works secure its new premises in record time. The process usually takes around two months, but we were able to complete in just two weeks, enabling continuity of the vital services that Food Works provides to help those in need of food in Sheffield.” 


Lupton Fawcett has offices in Leeds, Sheffield and York, providing a full range of legal services to commercial and individual clients. 

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