Thank you for your reply. I intend to start up a catering company; the produce will be part experimental. To do this, I need to research on certain produce and see how they react. The equipment I will be requiring to purchase would be such items as a food dehydrator, pressure cooker, ingredients, courses undertaken to achieve certain qualifications etc.
Research and understanding of the produce is a large part of this new business venture; my main question would be any equipment/produce I buy prior to setting up the business - can I off set this in my future potential profits? Should I set up and register the business to do so?