Food and Drink Manufacturing

The following resources provide support to businesses in the Food and Drink Manufacturing sector:

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Industry Bodies and Publications

Brewing, Food and Beverage Industry Suppliers Association – Trade association based in the UK but representing the entire value chain supplying the food and drink industry worldwide.

Food and Drink Federation (FDF) – The voice of the UK food and drink industry. FoodManufacture – The UK’s dedicated daily news website for the UK food and drink manufacturing industry.

The Guild of Fine Food – Supports and promotes speciality food producers and the independent delis, farm shops and food halls that sustain them.

The National Federation of Meat and Food Traders – National organisation that provides business support to independent meat and food traders.


Chilled Food Association – Represents many of the UK’s biggest chilled food manufacturers.

Craft Bakers Association – Offering advice, guidance and support to bakery and food to go businesses around the UK.

British Cheeseboard – Promotional and educational body for cheese within Dairy UK.

British Meat Processors Association (BMPA) – Leading trade association in the meat and meat products sector in the British food industry.

Dairy UK – The trade association for the British dairy supply chain.

Federation of – Represents the interests of the UK’s largest baking companies who manufacture sliced and wrapped bread, bakery snacks and other bread products.

Fresh Produce Consortium – The UK's fresh produce trade association.

Seafish – Seafish is the authority on seafood, from catch to plate and supports a profitable, sustainable and socially responsible future for the seafood industry.

Specialist Cheese Makers Association (SCA) – An alliance of cheesemakers, retailers, wholesalers and cheese lovers that offers an opportunity to share ideas and increase sales of British cheese.

Sustainable Food Trade Association – The Sustainable Food Trade Association is a non-profit organisation and its mission is to build the capacity of the organic food trade to transition to sustainable business models.

The British Sandwich & Food to Go Association – Represents those businesses where sandwiches form a core part of the Food To Go offer.


British Soft Drinks Association – National trade association representing the collective interests of producers and manufacturers of soft drinks.

Society of Independent Brewers – This organisation represents small independent brewers and lobby’s government on their behalf.

The Wine and Spirit Trade Association – Represents over 340 companies producing, importing, exporting, transporting and selling wines and spirits in the UK.

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