Our values

Five basic beliefs that guide and encourage us to achieve lasting success for our members and partners 

Who we are

We are passionate people determined to deliver excellence in everything we do. We are committed to helping our members and partners succeed and to developing and empowering our people. Through teaming we get greater results and create more value. Through stewardship we focus on good long-term growth and development. Together, our values and principles guide and encourage us to achieve lasting success for our members, our partners and our organisation.

These five basic beliefs guide and encourage us to achieve lasting success for our clients and our firm.

Commitment

We are dedicated to the long-term development and success of our members and our people. We believe that embracing diversity leads to greater results for our people, our clients and society.

Teaming

We believe teaming leads to greater results. We share knowledge, tools and resources to get the best possible outcomes for our members, our partners and our people. We help others to succeed and celebrate individual and team accomplishments.

Excellence

We aim to deliver the highest levels of service through high performance, continuous improvement and outstanding efficiency. We lead by example to achieve our goals and we work hard to exceed our members’ expectations.

Passion

We are enthusiastic about what we do and who we are. We are dedicated to the success of our members, partners and our people. We work hard to ensure we perform at the highest levels, always seeking to become better at what we do.

Stewardship

We take good care of our people and our organisation, making sure they grow and develop over the long term and that is why we are committed to a culture of inclusion and empowerment, where diverse experiences, sharing, training and development are priorities. We are committed to helping our people to be successful - regardless of their individual backgrounds. We want to make sure our organisation is an even better place to work for all our people in the future.


"One thing is universally true of the people here: We care deeply about what we do and the impact we have with our members, partners and communities. It is personal to each one of us."

Ray Smith
Chair

TAKE A CLOSER LOOK AT THE SECTORS WE SERVE

INDUSTRY SECTORS

AGRICULTURE 

See the latest news, issues, topics and research across the UK agriculture, farming and fishing sectors. Participate in the debate. Connect with sector members. 

MANUFACTURING

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FOOD SERVICE

Connect with your peers and business leaders in the food service and hospitality sectors. Understand the trends and consumer demands affecting FoH and BoH operations.

GROCERY

Get a top down view on where change is taking place in this sector. Engage with industry leaders. Gain a better understanding on how this and other industry sectors are developing.

TAKE A CLOSER LOOK AT THE WAY WE WORK

OPERATIONAL AREAS

MEMBERSHIP

Membership stretches across the UK food industry, sector by sector and  includes the biggest names, leading brands, start-ups, entrepreneurs, academics and business leaders.

TRAINING

We apply our insight, knowledge, and expertise in a “just for you” approach to unlock exclusive training and skills development opportunities for people in our member organisations.


EVENTS

Our industry-driven agenda, research and thought leadership sets the stage for the events programme which offers objective insight that gets to grips with the issues that impact on  the sectors across the industry. 

INITIATIVES

Our community initiatives bring people and business together to educate policy and decision makers whose active participation provides the foundation for these programmes to prosper.

TRADING FORUMS


As it says on the tin - Connections - connects pre-qualified UK food producers with a host of trusted buyers across relevant sectors of the industry - who are hungry to buy great produce or services.

QUEST

All under one title: Quest provides food industry opinion pieces, editorial contributions, industry leader interviews, op-eds, social media chatter, food and restaurant reviews.

PARTNERS

Collectively with our partners we keep our members on trend and better informed about industry issues, and business opportunities enabling them to make better informed decisions.

INSIGHT

Our Insight sector commentary provides food industry decision makers with independent, well informed insight and opinion based on the analysis contained within the Insight reports.

Initiative
A UK Food Council initiative to eliminate food poverty in the UK, supported by: