The FDF is a powerful voice for the UK’s vibrant, resilient and diverse food and drink manufacturing industry.
For over 100 years, we have successfully contributed to policy making and legislative development, championing our members’ views – large and small – on the critical issues of the day.
We bring together business, government and stakeholders to ensure our manufacturers have the right conditions to grow, invest and employ, while continuing to produce high quality, nutritious and affordable food and drink.
With more than 1,000 members – from the most recognisable global brands to the most innovative start-ups – we represent the largest manufacturing sector in the country.
From health and food safety to environmental sustainability, trade and exports to employment, we work with members to develop a comprehensive policy platform with clear 'asks' of the governments from across the UK.
Our activities on behalf of the industry help improve and create the right market conditions for food and drink manufacturers to grow and flourish.
The Board oversees the management of the Federation and its operations and ensures the FDF is a well-managed and sustainable organisation that it is accountable to our members.
The President's Committee sets out the FDF's policy and future strategies. Chaired by the President, Paul Freeston, it receives reports from the Corporate Affairs, Diet and Health, Industrial Growth, Food Safety and Sustainability Committees in order to consider and agree a public policy positions.
Reasons to join
Making the best use of your time and resource is key.
Being an FDF manufacturing member will equip you with the expertise to grow, protect and strengthen your business.
Whatever your size of business, FDF membership can help you.
Work for us
Our work gives our employees an opportunity to produce career-defining and agenda setting work.
The FDF’s teams are based in London, Edinburgh and Wales. We have a friendly work culture with great break-out spaces, quiet booths and opportunities for flexible-working.