Food and drink

York and its surrounding area is home to one of the largest concentration of Food and Drinks producers in the UK, ranging from multi-nationals to an ever growing number of specialist artisan makers and brewers. The birthplace of leading confectionary brands Terry’s and Rowntree, York is now home to the Nestlé Product Technology Centre.

The wider region is home to two of the UK’s major supermarkets – Asda and Morrisons, whilst North Yorkshire based R&R Ice Cream is the third largest ice cream manufacturer in the world. The region is also among the largest agricultural areas in the UK, and is home to the National Food and Environmental Research Agency, and national Centres of Excellence for Crop Protection and Innovation in livestock.