British food and drink has never been more popular and exports continue to be a key area for growth.
This category is for companies that are entering new markets, creating targeted products or growing sales in established markets. It is open to manufacturers but also to intermediary companies.
The judges will look at achievement and ambition relative to the size of the company, not just the largest sales figures!
Please note that this category aims to celebrate the success of UK based companies exporting UK produced food and drink and therefore:
- For manufactures, 75% of your product must be produced in the UK
- Consolidators/intermediaries – you may only include British produced brands within your submission
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Exporter of the Year 2023
Ramsden International is the only British grocery wholesaler to sell to 100+ countries within six continents, making them a leading exporter of groceries to overseas retailers, supermarkets and distributors.
Exporter of the Year 2022 - Belvoir Farm Drinks Ltd
The Belvoir export channel has enjoyed a steady growth trajectory during the last five years, growing to represent £5m in GSV and 20% of business turnover in 2021. This has been achieved despite Brexit (50% of sales go to the EU) and the impact of Covid on out-of-home outlets.
Exporter of the Year 2021 - Taylors of Harrogate
In 2017, Taylors of Harrogate put exports at the heart of their future strategy, to build on the existing £6.3m export sales and transform a three-person team, contributing 4.3% of overall company sales, into an established international business for years to come.
Exporter of the Year 2020
The Wyke Farms brand is one of the oldest and most widely distributed cheddar brands in the UK.
Exporter of the Year 2019
Millennium Group - The Silk Road: An Omni-Channel Approach to China: Since the development of our Export division in 2013, Millennium has seen incredible growth from £4.4m in our first year to £60m in 2018.