What Our Members Say

Paul Freeston, Chief Executive, apetito

"Being involved with FDF keeps me and the key members of our team abreast of the major issues affecting our business. I know that if we have a particular concern there is always someone there willing and able to assist us."

Matthew Shaw, Managing Director, Bart Spices

“The FDF has been an important partner for Bart Spices, as a growing independent business it is important for us to have the representation of the FDF. The Seasoning and Spice Association is a key reason for our FDF membership. The SSA strives to ensure the interests of its members are fully represented at National and European levels, Bart Spices are a key contributor and beneficiary of this hard working group.”

Peter Franks, Managing Director Frozen, Dr. Oetker (UK) Limited

“The FDF provides Dr. Oetker with a mix of sound technical information and advice, as well as relevant market information. It provides a voice for the industry both on a political level and on a legislative level. The FDF team are always willing and able to support our UK business, with advice on day to day matters, but also when the bigger issues arise they are a calming and reassuring influence. Help and advice is always available, no request is ever turned away.

"The Federation has many loyal members, but it is the dedication of the core team in London that ensures its members are kept informed. In these ever changing times the FDF has remained a constant source of support to all of its members, the increasing demands from the consumer, the retailers and the government, with new legislation, health advice and food industry specific issues, the FDF can really assist”.

Jonathan Bye - CEO, Seabrook Crisps

“The FDF provides our business (and indeed all SMEs) with a wealth of expertise and advice, the value of this being significantly greater than we could ever generate on our own. It enables us to network with and learn from fellow suppliers, industry experts and key retailer contacts and to have a voice on all industry matters. Overall, membership gives us a clear competitive advantage.”


Last reviewed: 10 Mar 2016