Call for expression of interest for the Industry Co-Chair of the Food and Drink Export Council

Call for expression of interest for the Industry Co-Chair of the Food and Drink Export Council

The closing date of this call for expression of interest is 11:59pm 10 August 2022.

This is a call for expressions of interest in being a voluntary Co-Chair of the Food and Drink Export Council.

In October 2021, the government announced the intention to establish a new Food and Drink Export Council (Export Council) to promote British goods overseas. The Export Council will use a collaborative approach. It will harness expertise and resource from government and industry across the UK in a collective endeavour to increase agriculture, food and drink exports.

The Export Council will comprise of strong representation from government, industry, and regionally across different parts of the UK. This will ensure the council delivers for all parts of the UK and all scales of business. The membership will be diverse and dynamic with an onus on innovation, raising ambition, building capability and effective collaboration.

It will comprise of:

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) and Department for International Trade (DIT) representatives
  • devolved administrations
  • industry bodies
  • a selection of dynamic and innovative businesses including small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs)

 

DIT is calling for applications in order to appoint an industry co-chair who has the expertise and interest in driving forward agriculture, food and drink exports.

You can find out more and apply here: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/food-and-drink-export-council-call-for-expressions-of-interest/call-for-expression-of-interest-for-the-industry-co-chair-of-the-food-and-drink-export-council

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