Agritech startup, LettUs Grow, is representing Bristol businesses as one of 14 export-focused UK companies in the Department for International Trade’s 'Made in the UK, Sold to the World' campaign.
DIT’s plan aims to help businesses across the UK double exports and sell their products around the globe. As well as championing existing businesses currently exporting in the UK, DIT will launch finance, training, and business support to SMEs who could benefit from expanding their market and begin exporting.
LettUs Grow was founded in Bristol in 2015. They are an indoor technology provider, developing and building vertical farms that grow food whilst using zero soil, zero pesticides, and far less water than outdoor farming. With their global market growing 27% year-on-year, they were chosen to be one of four hero businesses to be featured in nationwide newspapers and billboards as part of the campaign.
The face of LettUs Grow for the campaign, Temi Odanye, is a Mechanical Engineer and the Product Lead for LettUs Grow’s key product, the DROP & GROW container farm - a sustainable vertical farming system inside a shipping container. Temi is also an advocate for encouraging diversity and raising the profile of women in STEM.
CEO and co-founder Charlie Guy said: “It’s fantastic to see LettUs Grow representing Bristol [and the clean growth sector] as part of the launch of DIT’s new export strategy. Bristol is renowned for being one of the best places to build high-growth businesses and is becoming a thriving hub for sustainable technology companies to call home. We’re very proud to be supporting this campaign and championing the businesses who are providing their innovative products to the rest of the world from our city.”
You can find out more about how exporting could be beneficial for your business on DIT’s website.