Exports of Food and Drink from Yorkshire and the Humber in 2018 were valued at nearly £1.1bn and grew by 5% between 2017 and 2018. Yorkshire and the Humber already exports a variety of exciting food and drink products, from beers and spirits, to sushi, baguettes, halal products, preserves, cakes and speciality produce. The British Flag is held in high regard in many growing economies of the world, and Yorkshire and the Humber can demonstrate significant quality, value and innovative processes.
We arrange a huge variety of events aimed at the food and drink sector to support you and your business to gain valuable knowledge and experience on international trade. No matter what your experience level, we have the right support for your business.
We work with a number of clients within the food and drink market, providing them with a range of support to help them succeed at selling overseas. We have worked with companies to capture their experiences so you can learn from their mistakes and their achievements.
There are thousands of opportunities to browse which are sourced by overseas trade professionals or postethird-partyparty providers. This DIT service gives you the possibility to connect with buyers from around the globe and match your offering with their demand.
DIT Internationalisation Fund
Our Internationalisation Fund (funded by the European Regional Development Fund) can help your business finance your international expansion plans.
Eligible businesses can apply for a minimum of £1000 which is match funded and can be used for flights, trade show expenses, international marketing material, consulting services and much more.