Food and drink businesses at the front of new Government export campaign

By Michelle Perrett

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Food and drinks companies are at the centre of the new campaign
Food and drinks companies are at the centre of the new campaign

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The Department for International Trade’s (DIT) campaign ‘Made in the UK, Sold to the World’ has started a new phase highlighting food and drink exports.

The campaign includes twelve food and drink exporters from all four nations, including ice cream maker Yee Kwan in Sheffield, Drop Bear Beers in Wales, Isle of Harris Gin Distillery in Scotland and Burren Balsamic in Northern Ireland. 

In 2021, UK food and drink exports were worth £20.3bn while the food and drink sector also employs 3.7m people across Great Britain.

The DIT revealed that exporters create jobs, pay higher wages and help grow the economy. And it added that is why the UK government has committed to becoming an export-led economy aiming to reach a trillion pounds of exports a year by 2030.

Minister for Exports Marcus Fysh said: “The UK is home to world-class food and drink, so it is brilliant to see so many great exporters join the ‘Made in the UK, Sold to the World’ campaign, showcasing their excellent products, helping to grow our economy and supporting local jobs.

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"We are proud of our great British exporters, but we want to see more businesses take advantage of the potential they could achieve if they get onto the exporting ladder. As the campaign says: if you make it in the UK, why not sell it to the world?”

Granny Gothards, the Devon-based artisan producer of premium luxury ice creams and sorbets in over 190 flavours, exports to consumers in Dubai, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia and Singapore 

Amanda Stansfield, director, Granny Gothards said: “Granny Gothards is proud to be part of the Government’s ‘Made in the UK, Sold to the World’ campaign, encouraging other businesses from across the UK to make their first steps in to exporting.

“We’re thankful for all the support and expertise the Department for International Trade has given us over the years, making it easier for us to export our products around the world and in new markets.”

Superfood company Creative Nature, based in West Molesey, produces snacks and baking mixes that are free from the top 14 allergens and now exports to over 16 countries around the world including Switzerland, the Czech Republic and the US.


Julianne Ponan, Founder, Creative Nature said: “As an Export Champion for the DIT, it’s great to play a further role in getting more small businesses like my own trading and exporting around the world.

“The support from DIT has been invaluable to our success, meeting the right people, attending the best tradeshows and getting our products on shelves globally. I’m proud to have my products made in the UK and sold right around the world.”

Minister for Growth and Rural Affairs, Scott Mann said: “People around the world are lining up to buy British food, and this government is making sure that they can get it. From our fantastic seafood and meat to our world class produce, British food and drink is renowned for its high-quality and exceptional standards.

“This campaign ensures that all businesses making wonderful products have the tools they need to sell them around the world, bringing even more jobs and growth to a flourishing sector of our economy.”


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