The sector is evolving at a pace that's never been seen before.
Consumers are demanding lower prices and finding new ways to shop, which is driving the big supermarkets to reassess their position and strategies. This is piling on the pressure for the whole supply chain. Growth exists for those that can stay nimble, take advantage of export opportunities, and who can meet the pace of consumer trends.
Get all the services the biggest firms offer, with a personal touch
We’re one of the few firms that can advise you across the whole supply chain. We work with nearly 500 food and beverage businesses – from agri producers right through to bars and restaurants.. There’s nothing we like more than bringing people together at our industry events, creating new opportunities for you to meet potential suppliers and customers. And most importantly, you’ll have face-to-face time with our senior people, so you get great results faster.
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Make the best choices to grow your business
We know the food and beverage industry inside-out. Our advice is drawn from people who have worked in the industry themselves so we're able to offer advice that we know works Our clients often tell us that our sector knowledge is the best there is.. On top of this, we work with industry bodies including the Food and Drink Federation (the voice of the UK food and drink industry, the largest manufacturing sector in the country), We often speak at their events, sharing our insights, expertise and know-how.. All the thinking you get from us is built on this knowledge, so you can make the best choices to grow your business
Use our local insight to expand overseas
Food and beverage is a global focus/sector for the firm, working with dynamic, growing, global F&B companies has allowed us to gain valuable insight into international expansion helping food and beverage organisations make an impact across the globe. We pool our knowledge once a month through our global steering group. This means we can keep you up-to-date with the latest international trends and innovations – so you get the support and insight you need to enter new markets with your eyes open.
Work with specialists who’ve seen the production line first-hand
We’ve got a dedicated business consulting team of engineers and technical experts who really understand how food and beverage businesses work. There’s a drinks specialist whose family owns a tea plantation in India and an expert who’s worked on the board of well-known bakery businesses for over 20 years, to name a couple. And we’re constantly improving our hands-on knowledge by visiting clients on site as well as regularly attending industry events across Europe to meet new businesses and keep up-to-date with all the latest industry trends . All this means you’ll get a solution that works in the real world, not just the boardroom.
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We have strong credentials and are a commercial partner of the Food and Drink Federation, the trade body for the largest manufacturing sector in the country.
View this Grant Thornton report commissioned by the Food and Drink Federation - Sustainable Growth in the Food and Drink Manufacturing Industry
Grant Thornton are proud to sponsor the Food and Drink Federation's RegionalGrowth Business Award. This prestigious award scheme is run by the industry, for the industry and judged by a panel of independent industry experts. For more information and to enter please visit http://www.fdf.org.uk/fdf-awards.aspx
We are associate members of the British Frozen Food Federation (BFFF), the UK’s frozen food trade association who promote and protect the interests of the frozen food industry.
We are also associate members of the Fresh Produce Consortium (FPC), the UK's fresh produce trade association. Widely recognised as the voice of the UK industry, the FPC plays a unique and crucial role in creating opportunities, defending livelihoods and supporting the growth of its members' businesses from picking and packing to retailer and restaurant.