Agri-tech: grow your business in the UK

  • growing supply chain
  • cutting-edge research
  • competitive pricing
110bn GBP annual total worth of UK’s agricultural supply chain
  • UK agri-tech: at a glance

    From the world’s first automated measurement device for monitoring pH and temperature in dairy herds, to sustainable and efficient water use in crop management, the UK is at the forefront of agri-tech.

    UK farmers have adopted key precision agriculture technology, such as robotic milking, GPS soil analysis, variable rate fertilisers, electronic ear tags and other kinds of technology to manage plants and livestock.

    The UK government invests around 400 million GBP per year in agricultural research. There are several research and development (R&D) centres in the UK for livestock, aqua culture, plant science and precision technology.

    There are up to 48 sea farms across the highlands. Salmon from Scotland is exported to over 50 countries around the world. 50% of the fish consumed in the world comes from the UK.

    The UK has world class plant sciences, with specialities in GM production, plant health, and improving production. We’re also home to 6 of the top 8 veterinary universities in Europe. (QS university rankings)

  • UK government support

    We also have a competitive pricing and tax/tariff environment and stable supply chains. There are also a range of schemes offering commercial help and support to find and trade with UK agritech companies.

  • Next steps

    We can help you grow your business in the UK

    Whether you’ve already decided to grow your business here or you’re just starting your research, the UK government can help you make the right decision.

    Research your industry

    You should research your market to help you decide if the UK is the best place for your business. Contact our Investment Services Team to get market research and other expert help and advice.

    Want to move your business to the UK?

    You’ll need to follow several steps before moving to the UK, including applying for visas and finding the ideal location for your business. Read our UK setup guide.

    The UK government can give you free help and support every step of the way. Contact us to find out more.