A GROUP of Yorkshire food and drink firms, including Bradford's Seabrook Crisps, have been showcasing the best of British produce at a trade show in China.

Seabrook was one of ten breweries, dairy producers and confectionary brands chosen to exhibit at Food & Hotel China in Shanghai under the Northern Powerhouse banner.

The businesses were among a party of 60 British producers led by the Department for International Trade, as part of the Government's Food is GREAT campaign to promote UK food and drink abroad and to support firms looking to export.

Mark Robson, regional director for Yorkshire at the DIT, said: “Exporting can really accelerate growth and boost profitability.

"We have more than 29 international trade advisors based in Yorkshire and Humber who can help firms navigate the exporting process.

"Whether it be exporting for the first time or support in targeting new markets.

“Yorkshire is renowned not only for its quality but for its innovation in food and drink production. There is currently a high demand for British food and drink across China and this year it became our eighth largest export market.

“It’s not just China. Over the past ten years global demand for our produce has grown nearly a third and our food and drink exports are now worth over £20 billion. This international demand presents an unprecedented opportunity for food and drink firms of all sizes across Yorkshire.”