Food and drink in the UK: investment opportunities

Food and drink is the UK's largest manufacturing sector with a turnover of £96 billion. Find out about opportunities for investment in this sector.


This guide explains some of the opportunities for overseas companies and investors in the UK’s food and drink sector. It covers:

  • new product development
  • supply chain
  • quality of products
  • exporting from the UK to other countries
  • locations
  • why overseas companies locate to the UK
  • contacting the Department for International Trade for help