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Trade without Travel: Join our Food and Drink Mission – exporting across the UK

A number of Cornwall’s food & drink businesses do not currently trade outside of Cornwall. With the provenance of the regions produce, and the recognition that Cornwall’s businesses have gained in the sector, we would like to help change this.

Cornwall Trade and Investment are looking for Cornwall-based food & drink businesses who want to explore the UK as a growth market. Supplying to the rest of the UK is an effective way of expanding your customer base and gives you the potential to scale without having to enter a foreign market.

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On this trade mission, businesses will have the chance to meet with buyers from large multiples such as M&S, as well as smaller speciality food stores. The workshop will provide an overview of the UK market and trends, certification and accreditation as well as a panel session on supplying restaurants and logistics and includes speakers like Jess Corsair from LEAF as well as Colin Girdler from Peter Green Fresh Logistics and Consolidators.

The mission will be targeted & bespoke and will take place on 29th & 30th of September and will consist of:

We supported Ideal Foods on our last trade mission to the UAE, here’s what they had to say:

“The UAE was on our agenda for some time but we’ve not had the internal resource to action any movement on this new market. However, being involved in the UAE virtual trade mission has given us the push we needed and we are very pleased to have been part of this programme.”

Teresa Page, Ideal Foods

The event is fully funded by de minimis state aid – but you need to be able to commit fully to the mission.

If you think this opportunity is right for you, please download, complete and return our Export Trade Support Form to express your interest.

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Please return your form to as soon as possible. Alternatively get in touch with our team to find out more.

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