‘A Taste of Britain’ co-located at SHOP 2012
- Meet some of Britain's high quality and up-and-coming food and drink companies
- A one day only opportunity with hundreds of leading and innovative food products
- Discover the latest great tastes from the UK
SHOP is delighted to host the very first ‘A Taste of Britain’ event on Thursday 27 September, showcasing hundreds of leading and innovative food products, where you can discover the latest great tastes from the UK. Over 40 delegates will exhibit from 10:00 to 13.30 at Simmonscourt, RDS across a range of sectors including speciality ambient preserves, snacks, health & wellbeing, drinks-alcoholic & non alcoholic, confectionery and frozen. Companies will be on site to meet hundreds of distributors, purchasing managers, buyers and retailers who are hungry for new opportunities and in search of high quality and up-and-coming food and drink companies.
Ireland remains the UK’s largest export market for food and drink products. In 2011, UK food and drink exports to Ireland amounted to £3.1bn. With cultural similarities, close sea and air links, the same language and similar regulatory frameworks - Ireland is an ideal market for UK companies to export to.
The British Government is encouraging more companies to start exporting for the first time and Ireland is an ideal first step market in this sector as well as many others.
Ireland is the UK's fifth largest export market and the UK's largest export market in sectors such as food & drink and clothing, fashion & footwear, with other sectors continuing to grow. In 2011 total trade in goods and services from the UK to Ireland was £27.4bn.
‘A Taste of Britain’ is a two day development visit to Ireland taking place 26 and 27 September organised by UK Trade and Investment. ‘A Taste of Britain’ is sponsored by Ulster Bank, O'Rourke Reid, RSM Tenon, RSM Farrell Grant Sparks, Aer Lingus, the British Irish Chamber of Commerce and SHOP.
Companies who have signed up to ‘A Taste of Britain’ include:
Nutritionally enhanced drinks
Aunt Linda’s Teas Ltd
Health and Wellbeing
Ready meal production
Gourmet seasonings and mixes
Speciality Ambient Preserves
Lazy Days Foods
Cakes, biscuits and trays bakes, free from gluten, wheat, dairy and egg
Frozen – Savoury Products
Healthy Water, drinks, health and wellbeing
Food storage, picking, packing and distribution
Bottled Real Ale & alcoholic Ginger Beer
Drinks-non alcoholic drinks organic juices and smoothies
Utensils to the food industry/Non Stick banking
Ethnic and Asian Speciality Foods
Babyfood, confectionary, drinks
TIANA Fair Trade Organics
Health and Wellbeing, fine foods, Drinks
Organic fruit and vegetables
Our UK Trade & Investment (UKTI) team at the British Embassy Dublin provides expert advice and practical support to UK and Irish based companies. UKTI Ireland helps UK companies to export into Ireland and Irish companies to set up or expand operations in the UK. UKTI operates in 162 locations, in 96 markets employing over 2000 staff.
For more information about opportunities in the Irish market please contact:
Head of Trade, UK Trade and Investment
Tel: 01 2053757E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
For information about setting up a business or expanding existing operations in the UK please contact:
Head of Investment, UK Trade and Investment
Tel: 01 2053762E-mail email@example.com
For more information about ‘A Taste of Britain’ contact:
Events Coordinator, UK Trade and Investment
Tel: 01 2053757E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org