The new guidance for food and drink manufacturers from the Food and Drink Federation (FDF) and the Food and Drink Exporters Association (FDEA) is designed to help exporters compete in the global marketplace. 

The new guide, Exports – Five Steps to Food and Drink Exporting Success, was developed by FDF and FDEA to help more of Britain’s producers to export.

It provides information and tips on how food and drink manufacturers can begin exporting to foreign markets, including details of necessary research, and how to create exporting opportunities and contacts.

FDF wants to grow value-added food and drink exports by a third, to achieve a total value of £6bn by 2020. It said: “Regular joint activity and promotions between FDF and FDEA are a key strand of our efforts to achieve that ambition.”

Angela Coleshill, competitiveness director at FDF, said: “FDF is committed to working with FDEA to help the UK’s food and drink manufacturers compete on an international level.

“We want to unlock our industry’s huge export potential, by helping more of Britain’s finest manufacturers to seize the opportunity to sell their products overseas.”