UK Market development

Make the most of your home advantage

Grow your business on home turf

You’re lucky enough to have a huge and accessible market of 66 million people on your doorstep; how do you use it to grow your business?

We can help.

Our intention is to double our food and drink turnover in Scotland and the rest of the UK from £8.6bn to £17bn over the next decade. We’d like businesses of all sizes to play a part in that.

How we help

If you’re a producer, we can help you grow your markets and develop the skills, accreditation and knowledge to fire up your growth.

If you’re a retailer, wholesaler or foodservice operator, we can work with you to make the most of Scottish food and drink.

What we do

To drive business growth in the UK market, our UK Market Development team are:

  • Defining the opportunities, strategies, and strengths needed for growth
  • Developing the relationships, programmes and skills to capture the opportunities
  • Delivering events, connections, training and support with BRC and SALSA accreditation to businesses like yours

Read our UK Market development strategy

Grow your markets

Develop your skills

What does Covid-19 mean for your business?

Covid-19 has been hard on food and drink businesses, but we have detailed recovery plans in place to support you.

Recovery Plan

Connecting you with new customers, consumers and audiences

More initiatives to support your growth

Grow your regional business

During the Covid-19 lockdown, many consumers started buying more local produce. Which means that now – more than ever – could be a great time for your business to tap into regional markets.

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Grow your exports

Exporting is a proven way to grow your business and manage risk, and no business is too small or too new to consider it.

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Market intelligence

We turn information into actionable insights for daily decision-making and strategic planning, helping you to navigate the ever-changing food and drink landscape

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