Overview

The UK boasts one of the largest and fastest-growing food and drink markets in the world, meeting a growing demand for an extensive range of products and services. UK food companies are renowned for their commitment to great value food products, using the latest technologies to get the best possible result.

England’s East Midlands is an established centre for the food and drink industry. From farm to table, the industry embraces fresh produce, traditional and convenience foods, as well as beverages. The industry employs over 300,000 people within 20,000 firms in the region, and the East Midlands produces 7.7% of the UK’s Food and Drink output, contributing to 17.5% regional GDP.

 
Key sectors > Food and drink