• Department for International Trade

    Factory Search, Co-Packer Search, Factory Investment, Commercial Consultancy

The Challenge

For UKTI, attracting firms to invest in the UK’s food and drink industry sustains the sector as a key driver of skills, and encourages capital investment in infrastructure and jobs. The role: to deal at CEO level with large international food and drink corporations to advance the case for them investing in the UK to realise their corporate growth ambitions.

The Strategy

We delivered a value-added set of analytics that highlighted the margin opportunity of setting up in the UK with pricing, route to market recommendations and what we call a ‘size of the prize’. We also delivered significant assistance to companies, identifying the right skills, academic support with R&D and recommendations on where in the UK to set up the operation.

Key Services

  • Factory search
  • Co-packer search
  • Factory investment
  • Commercial consultancy

The Results

The UK increased its food and drink investment every year for three fiscal years, including a record investment year to finish. We helped over 70 companies set up in the UK, working closely with many Local Enterprise Partnerships, Welsh Government, Scottish Enterprise, Scottish Government and local authorities.

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