GREAT Food from Kent

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We are one of a number of successful applicants to benefit from the £2million GREAT UK Challenge Fund, part of the Government's GREAT Britain campaign.

Through the GREAT Food from Kent project, we, along with Produced in Kent, Visit Kent, UK Trade & Investment and Kent Invicta Chamber of Commerce will provide a range of support activities to help Kent's food and drink companies to access business opportunities in nearby European markets. The project will also boost Kent's reputation as a leading food and drink-related visitor destination.

The project will help Kent food and drink sector companies to make new business contacts in Germany, France and Belgium by providing business networking opportunities for firms to research overseas markets. Twelve manufacturers will also be selected to exhibit their products at the prestigious Tavola 2016 fine food and drink trade fair in Belgium in March. Tavola is a major European trade fair specifically targeted at the food and drink sector, and attracts over 17,000 trade professionals and buyers from across Europe and beyond.

In addition to enabling Kent companies to win new overseas business and increase their export activity, Kent will be involved in the government's GREAT Britain campaign. The campaign is widely recognised in 144 countries and will be used to encourage overseas visitors to visit Kent to sample some of the many food and drink-related attractions that the county has to offer.

To find out how we can help your company, call us on 03000 41 05 14 or email international.affairs@kent.gov.uk.