Export consultancy Food from Britain (FFB) is shutting up shop on 31 March, but arrangements have been made to continue supporting British food and drink exporters.

From April, any companies interested in export opportunities will need to contact UK Trade & Investment (UKTI).

Companies are advised to register on its website – www.uktradeinvest.gov.uk – in order to continue receiving information about any government help on offer.

FFB has previously helped many UK businesses tap into the export market, including bakery firms such as Indulgence Patisserie and Walkers Shortbread. UKTI and its partners in the English regions, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland offer a full range of services to food and drink companies.

From 1 April, companies in every sector will also be given greater access to funding from UKTI’s Tradeshow Access Programme (TAP). Food and drink firms will be able to apply for up to six grants of up to £1,800 to visit trade fairs overseas, with the proviso that these include at least two different markets.

For more information please visit FFB’s website: www.foodfrombritain.com