Inside Britain’s bread basket

Monday 14th December 2015

In a recent article for the Yorkshire Post, food and drink specialist Mark Jones looks at the high concentration of food producers and processing facilities in Yorkshire.

Mark said: “There are 15,000 companies in the Yorkshire food and drink sector employing 200,000 people across agriculture, manufacturing, wholesaling and retail, according to Yorkshire Graduates. That makes it the highest concentration in the UK – and the second-biggest sector in the county and much of this can be attributed to the region’s infrastructure and the cost of trading in the region.

“Low salaries, energy and building costs are among the reasons why Yorkshire is one of the most cost-effective places in the UK to manufacture and deliver products nationally and worldwide.”

As a sector, food and drink manufacturing and processing is on the rise. Research & Markets estimate it will grow by between three and four per cent in the short to medium term and there is no doubt that Yorkshire is well placed to benefit.

Click here to read the full article in the Yorkshire Post.