A perfect pairing to feed international growth



As a privately owned, family run business established in 2003, Smylies is one of the UK`s leading exporters of food and drink produce with a significant focus on British brands. 100% of their turnover is through export - managing and shipping a wide range of ambient, chilled and frozen produce to over 50 countries and across six continents worldwide.

With a new funding package in place, Smylies will be able to expand further in international markets which, is key to increasing revenue with 100% of their turnover through export.

Alongside its range of financial support, Santander offers us both international connectivity, and valuable food and drink expertise. We are excited to continue our growth story together.

Chris Smylie

Managing Director, Smylies Limited

Santander’s international capabilities including initiatives, trade missions and events, are the perfect fit for Smylies and a huge advantage for their growth.

Food and drink is the UK’s largest manufacturing sector and an important part of our economy. We’re proud to help businesses, like Smylies, with solutions that support growth. Our international footprint and sector knowledge means we can help businesses to understand, enter and build sales in new markets. We do this via our International Trade Portal, and connectivity events such as our global trade missions and initiatives to countries where there’s strong demand for UK products.

Richard Oakley

Invoice Finance Specialist, Santander