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Food firms hope to lead Osborne's 'march of the makers'

Publié par Clifford Armion le 27/01/2012

Zoe Wood

When the chancellor trumpeted his "march of the makers" as the means to pull the British economy out of the doldrums in last year's budget, he neglected to say that the makers would be carrying picnic baskets brimming with stilton, sausages and relish.

But today the Conservative agriculture and food minister, Jim Paice, will argue that the country's cheese and sausage-makers can help drive economic growth as he announces a government-sponsored scheme to unleash the export potential of UK food and drink producers.

The export push, to replace lost prowess in areas such as shipbuilding, textiles and coal, is to be led by a dedicated trade ambassador who will be recruited from within the industry to "promote the best of British produce abroad".

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"Food firms hope to lead Osborne's 'march of the makers'", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), janvier 2012. Consulté le 28/09/2020. URL: http://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/food-firms-hope-to-lead-osborne-s-march-of-the-makers-