Brexit preparations are taking place in businesses across all sectors of the Scottish economy, and those in the food & drink sector are no different. In fact, with issues such as exports, the future workforce, protection for geographical indicators and grants for farming & agriculture to be finalised, the effects could be widely felt.

However, food and drink is Scotland’s best performing domestic and export sector, with a strong growth objective in Scotland Food & Drink’s ‘Ambition 2030’ plan. We asked James Withers, CEO of Scotland Food & Drink, to share some of his views on what Brexit could mean for the sector and how it can be future-proofed.