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  • First virtual Meet the Market Experts event a success for South West businesses

    On Tuesday 22 September food and drink producers from South West England met global Commercial Trade Officers at the first-ever […]

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    Great British Food Box

    Government chooses food and drink initiative to help drive industry bounce-back overseas

    Business West and the Great British Food Programme is leading a coronavirus bounce-back campaign to encourage UK food and drink producers […]

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    Showcasing the best of British food and drink to the world

    The UK has long shed its reputation for dull cuisine and is now home to some of the most innovative, […]

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    Sharpham Park products

    Texas deal spelts export success for Sharpham Park

    Sharpham Park, a Somerset company specialising in growing and milling organic spelt, has expanded into the US market after securing […]

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    Pilton Cider

    Pilton Cider ships 900 bottles to Hong Kong

    Pilton Cider secures new contract seeing 900 bottles of its sparkling cider shipped to Hong Kong. Shepton Mallet-based premium cider […]

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    New initiative boxes up exporting opportunities

    The Great British Food Programme have launched a new e-Buyer box initiative which sees British food and drink products shipped to international buyers, with products they have selected from the Great British Food Directory.

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    Lye Cross Farm cheese

    Stateside success for Lye Cross Farm

    Bristol-based farm and cheesemaker, Lye Cross Farm, has secured additional business in the US which is estimated to generate more […]

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    Yuyo Drinks

    Yuyo Drinks finds refreshing success overseas

    Shaftesbury-based drink brand, Yuyo, has announced it will export its innovative range of Latin American-inspired drink infusions to Brazil this […]

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    Pulsin bar

    Health brand Pulsin extends its global reach

    Pulsin has secured a lucrative deal in Germany that will see its products sold in an additional 1,500 German stores […]

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    Kabuto Noodles product range

    Kabuto Noodles bags French supermarket contract

    Bristol-based instant noodle brand, Kabuto Noodles, has secured a new contract which will see the brand’s products in more than […]

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    Tapping into beer exports

    UK beer exports are on the rise, with export values of £603.6 million in 2017 and beer being one of the top 5 exports to the EU last year*. Exports of beer to the U.S. alone were worth £139.1 million*. There has never been a better time for South West breweries to make the most of overseas opportunities.

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    South West Food and Drink Exports up 7%

    Exports of South West food and drink increased to £760m in the year to March 2018, an increase of 7% compared to the previous 12 months, the latest HMRC figures show.

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    A hard Brexit; what would it mean for SW food and drink companies?

    European exports are worth millions to South West exporters, so our International Trade Director, James Monk travelled to Bristol’s twin city, Bordeaux to explore the impact of a no deal Brexit. 

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    Dairy demand in China sees exports on the rise

    Demand for British dairy in China is growing at an unprecedented rate. Paul Shand, South West Regional Director for the Department for International Trade (DIT), discusses how this could benefit the dairy industry in the South West. 

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    What is CETA and how to reap the benefits

    It’s not just Commonwealth membership that the UK and Canada share. This free trade agreement has become the talk of the town for businesses exporting to Canada.

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    Why the Germans love British beer (and cider)!

    At the last Great British Food Programme Beer and Cider 'Meet the Buyer' event we asked Achim Helbig of BrauArt Britsche Bier GmbH why he is looking to buy and import British beer and cider into the German market.

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    Food and drink: from Bristol to Beijing

    Business West accompanied eleven South West SMEs from the Food & Drink sector on a trade mission to China. Our China Market Specialist, Jonathan Smith, recounts highlights from a hugely successful week!

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    How to export cider – by Sheppy’s Cider

    In this video, long standing clients of the Department for International Trade South West, Sheppy's Cider, take you through the ins and outs of exporting cider outside the UK.

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    How to export beer – by Box Steam Brewery

    In this video, clients of the Department for International Trade SW, Box Steam Brewery based in Trowbridge in Wiltshire, will help you understand how they export their beers and ales.

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    Granny Gothards – How We Took On The World

    Amanda, Owner of Granny Gothards near Taunton, Somerset, tells us how she's benefited from International Trade Services at Business West and is now exporting to Dubai.

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