Post-Brexit Bounceback for British Exports Continues

August 15, 2021

After UK food and drink exports plunged to a 10-year low in the wake of Brexit, there have been signs that the market is recovering and confidence is beginning to grow within the export industry.

According to statistics released by the ONS, goods exports to the EU rose again in March to bring them almost back to pre-Brexit levels. Once again, export trade to non-EU countries rose by half a percentage point during the first quarter of 2021, continuing a growth trend that started long before Brexit terms were agreed.

With UK food export companies such as Leverbrook Export fully familiarised with the extra layers of red tape surrounding food and drink exports, there has never been a better time to try your first batch of British products.

Why Now is the Time to Introduce a Taste of Britain to Your Regional Markets

In the wake of Brexit and the COVID-19 pandemic, there were undoubtedly some teething issues as everyone involved in the export business wrapped their heads around the new procedures. However, that period has been and gone. Today, ordering products from British food and drink exporters has never been more accessible.

Whether you are in the EU, the Middle East, or Asia, then this is perhaps the best time to dip your toe into the best the UK has to offer in terms of produce. Even if you only have a small operation, there are still cost-effective methods for you to test and trial products within your local market, as we’ll now explain.

Take Advantage of Food Export Consolidation Services to Trial Popular British Products in Your Local Markets

One of the most significant factors holding companies operating overseas from investing in UK food export services is the potential costs involved. Understandably, no company would willingly invest thousands (or even millions) of pounds into a product untested in their markets of operation.

However, with the advent of food export consolidation services, you can now try as much or as little as you would like when testing the waters within your local markets. Leading food exporters such as Leverbrook Export can offer companies Less Than Container Load (LCL) consolidation services, meaning you can place an order for as little as one pallet of goods.

Better still, you can further break your order down into a consolidated pallet, with one pallet load made up of several different items of British produce. As a result, you can try innovative products within your local marketplaces with minimal financial risk.

Speak to Leverbrook Export Today Regarding Your UK Food and Drink Export Requirements

With so much happening on a global and national level over the last 12 months, it’s perhaps no surprise that both imports and exports were down on their usual levels. However, as the world returns to normality and new regulatory procedures become the norm, there has never been a better time to book a UK export shipment before availability becomes scarce once again.

Better still, with our industry-leading export consolidation solutions, you can order as much or as little produce as you like. Furthermore, our expert team handles all documentation for you and liaises with you during transit, so you know exactly where your shipment is and where to collect it from when it arrives.

We have both Air Freight and Sea Freight options available for you, should you need to receive products quickly, and, finally, our labelling and translation services ensure that your products fit in seamlessly to your local markets.

To learn more about how you secure the UK’s favourite products in your country, speak to a member of our friendly Leverbrook Export team today by calling +44 (0) 151 645 3517 or emailing We look forward to receiving your enquiry.