Food and drink is the largest manufacturing sector in the UK. It has a turnover of £95.4 billion and employs about 400,000 people. The UK has an excellent reputation for food and drink and the ‘Britishness’ of our products is a major selling point.
DIT helps UK food and drink companies realise their export potential and make the most of export opportunities overseas.
Whether you are an experienced exporter or just starting out, DIT can help by:
identifying target markets
providing expert advice
facilitating introductions to important contacts including buyers, distributors and importers
promoting UK food and drink overseas
Consumers all over the world are increasingly buying online and want to purchase UK goods via the web. With online consumers forecast to rise by 3 billion over the next 2 years, there is a huge opportunity for UK food and drink companies to cater for this audience. DIT has launched the e-Exporting Programme to help UK companies increase their exports through online channels.