How we can help your business

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.

We represent and protect the interests of food and drink companies of all sizes, across all sectors of the industry. Our members range from global brands to ambitious, growing SME’s, and artisan sole traders.

Membership is for the whole organisation, from your technical and regulatory teams to your commercial teams. Each of your employees will be able to access the benefits and wide range of support available to them.

Benefits of FDF manufacturing membership


Guidance and toolkits

From our Brexit Roadmap to labelling, allergens, alerts and recalls.


Opportunities for business growth

Through the latest insights and trends, industry advice and partner offers plus access to our Sales Directors' Forum.


Expand your network

Connect with industry leaders and peers through exclusive networking opportunities and events.

Join today

Join today to take advantage of our invaluable support - there is no better time to become an FDF member!

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Not a food and drink manufacturer, but want to engage with our thriving industry

If your business provides services or knowledge to the food and drink industry, our Professional Affiliate membership can assist you in building your expertise and contacts.

More about Professional Affiliate membership

About FDF membership

How do I join?

Our membership team can answer any questions you have about becoming a member. Contact us for an informal chat about how we could help your business and everything you need to know to get your membership up and running.

The membership year runs January - December and is pro-rata for joining at a mid-point in the year. Membership fees are based on your company’s UK turnover.

Need to convince your colleagues?

We are more than happy to arrange a call or a meeting to discuss your needs further with no obligation. Please get in touch.

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What are the membership fees?

Membership fees are based on your company's UK turnover and start at £231.61+VAT per million of turnover up to £750m and £145.36 per million of turnover thereafter.

The membership year runs January-December so is pro-rata for joining at a mid-point in the year.

Join today to take advantage of our invaluable support - there is no better time to become an FDF member!

FDF Membership

The FDF is a trade association working for and representing the food and drink producing and importing community. We are funded by membership subscription and represent the UK business of over 800 companies.

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Academic Affiliate Membership

Our Academic Affiliate Membership is open to universities, colleges and higher education establishments, who wish to develop and expand their connections with the food and drink industry.

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Professional Affiliate Membership

Our professional affiliates offer professional services to the food and drink sector. Through these partnerships we hope that our members will benefit from their knowledge and insight.

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Brexit membership

The FDF is offering a Brexit specific membership to keep food and drink manufacturers up-to-date with the latest position as the situation progresses and actions to be taken post December 2020.

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SME membership

The FDF can support small businesses through access to industry experts, a vast archive of guidance and tailored events such as our small business forum.

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Our members

Our membership is made up of a wide range of companies and trade associations, from large international food and drink manufacturers with long-established brands to small companies manufacturing organic products.

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Exclusive offers from our professional affiliates for members

Through our network of affiliates, FDF members can benefit from the support of legal, professional services and environmental partners. You can confidently work with our affiliates who understand your business needs and sector.

The Food and Drink Federation (FDF) provides an invaluable service to businesses operating in the largest manufacturing sector in the UK. The FDF offers unique expertise and analysis of the latest trends and policy developments, providing advice to global brands and thriving smaller enterprises helping to propel their business to the next level. Food and drink manufacturers are forward-thinking, creative and resilient and it’s a pleasure to be involved in their journey to success.

Jon Woods, Coca Cola

FDF Member