Membership Services

Membership provides actionable, objective insight to industry executives and their teams


Join the membership that stretches across the UK food industry from the biggest names, the start-ups, leading brands, entrepreneurs, and industry leaders

Explore the tailored membership programmes and services designed to guide, support, and grow your business. Gain exclusive access to research, knowledge, regulatory compliance, tap into a community of executives and network with industry veterans and thought-leaders. Get answers to the latest industry challenges, make great connections and see what trends and issues are emerging.

Membership makes a difference

Join the membership that reaches across the entire UK food industry including the biggest names, the start-ups, leading brands, entrepreneurs, academics, and industry leaders. Your membership will bring you a unique insight, intel, forecasting, news, and connections to like-minded industry professionals, all leading to an increase in an understanding of the issues, challenges and development emerging from the heart of the industry - enabling you to make better informed decisions leading to actionable solutions for success.


Connecting all of the UK food industry into one basket – the UK Food Council

What's in it for you?
Membership provides access to a raft of facilities within the industry, including insights, research, training, advocacy, recruitment. You'll also connect to a formidable community of companies and individuals working across the entire UK food industry.

You choose the membership that is right for you and/or your business. When required you can work with one of our specialist teams on personalised actions that help to address your unique issue’s.

Membership offers inspiring content, advice, invaluable connections, and ideas that make an impact, inaccessible anywhere else...

Take a look at what membership provides:

reporting to help you stay ahead of the curve: gain from Industry Insights, research findings, market trends reporting, data analysis and sector by sector developments.

connections to help you develop business opportunities: providing industry connections at all levels across all sectors from industry leaders, board executives to management contact points.

engagement with industry thought leaders:
access our group of informed opinion leaders and go-to people from across the industry. Trusted sources who move and inspire people with innovative ideas; and know and will show how to replicate their success.

gain pre-launch opinion: engage in our Focus Group's and discover developing products and services emerging from our partners prior to launch.

develop your team's skill sets: via our virtual and physical workshop training programmes.

access to our supplier portal: of pre-approved, great suppliers


inventory control & procurement: our procurement team will offer advice, options and approved suppliers to work with.

food development: work with our development chefs for inventory control or options on alternative seasonal menu's.

access to buyers: from face to face engagement to presentations and demonstrations at our workshops, seminars, briefings.

advocacy: legislation, approvals, compliance and standards,

search documents, templates, policies and more, on everything specific to each one of the industry sectors. Have a chat with one of our advocates who will appraise your position and offer advice.

recruitment: working with our partners we can call upon a significant resource of candidates and host an initial interview and appraisal.

increased market awareness and visibility: our in house marketing team and external PR firm will conduct interviews, gain media coverage, and may include you on the roster of speakers, invite you to sector specific roundtables, and relevant industry briefings.

introductions to partners with investment funding: a dedicated investment funding platform with a simple application process, impartial financial advice and support, exclusively to members.

an authoritative industry voice: our amplified voice conveys and echoes industry issues and concerns on local and national government legislation.

entry to three of our hosted events: join us at up to three of our hosted events, briefings, seminars, workshops in any twelve month period.

If any one of these membership benefits has caught your interest contact us for a brief chat, an exchange of emails, or complete the member application from here.


Member Support

We are a 'performance improvement' partner to member businesses across the industry. We develop services to meet individual needs, whether they are focused on: Production - to increase output, or control, Logistics - to manage inventory, Operational efficiency – to optimise productivity, People to ensure your team have the required skill sets, Finance and systems to ensure you have the right management information and Marketing – to retain and win customers.

Grow with Us

Membership is flat monthly fee per individual, charged quarterly in advance and once registered you can 'hop in and out' of your membership status without penalty. Company wide membership is available - so let's see what we can agree on.

Every day is a school day
We do ask that members consider offering their experience (good or bad), and know how, to the wider membership when invited to do so.

Partner Support

The in-house teams are supported by our Partners who are experts in their field. Partners provide professional services to our members on a wide range of issues from: legal matters, property negotiations, human resources, information technology, environmental health, interior and industrial design, branding, marketing, investment funding to exporting. A supplier portal of pre-approved, great suppliers.

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YOUR MEMBERSHIP OPTIONS 

The membership community has been developed to facilitate opportunities for members to network and engage with each other, and to gain support from the facilities and resources, training, insight, advocacy, knowledge, expert opinion, recruitment, a supplier portal to support the exchange of ideas and knowledge from which the UK food industry can gain benefit and advantage.

Individual Membership 

Provides the services and facilities outlined below, for one named individual representing one business:

reporting to help you stay ahead of the curve: gain from Industry Insights, research findings, market trends reporting, data analysis and sector by sector developments.

connections to help you develop business opportunities: providing industry connections at all levels across all sectors from industry leaders, board executives to management contact points.

engagement with industry thought leaders: access our group of informed opinion leaders and go-to people from across the industry. Trusted sources who move and inspire people with innovative ideas; and know and will show how to replicate their success.

gain pre-launch opinion: engage in our Focus Group's and discover developing products and services emerging from our partners prior to launch.

Individual Membership fees are £199.00 per month

Premium Membership 

Provides the services and facilities available to Individual and Prime Members plus these outlined below, for three named individuals representing one business:

access to buyers: from face to face engagement to presentations and demonstrations at our Meet the Buyer workshops, seminars, briefings.

advocacy: legislation, approvals, compliance and standards, search documents, templates, policies and more, on everything specific to each one of the industry sectors. Have a chat with one of our advocates who will appraise your position and offer advice.

recruitment: working with our partners we can call upon a significant resource of candidates and host an initial interview and appraisal.

entry to two of our hosted events: join us at up to two of our hosted events, briefings, seminars, workshops in any twelve month period.


Individual Membership fees are £690.00 per month

Prime Membership 

Provides the services and facilities available to Individual Members plus these outlined below, for two named individuals representing one business:

develop your team's skill sets: via our virtual and physical workshop training programmes.

access to our supplier portal: of pre-approved, great suppliers


inventory control & procurement: our procurement team will offer advice, options and approved suppliers to work with.

food development: work with our development chefs for inventory control or options on alternative seasonal menu's.

entry to one of our hosted events: join us at one of our hosted events, briefings, seminars, workshops in any twelve month period.


Prime Membership fees are £380.00 per month

NO ANNUAL FEES

There is no annual contract. Fees are monthly based on a minimum of a 90 day period for each membership cycle.

Premier Membership 

Provides the services and facilities available to Individual, Prime and Premium Members plus these outlined below, for four named individuals representing one business:

increased market awareness and visibility: our in house marketing team and external PR firm will conduct interviews, gain media coverage, and may include you on the roster of speakers, invite you to sector specific roundtables, and relevant industry briefings.

introductions to partners with investment funding: a dedicated investment funding platform with a simple application process, impartial financial advice and support, exclusively to members.

an authoritative industry voice: our amplified voice conveys and echoes industry issues and concerns on local and national government legislation.

entry to three of our hosted events: join us at up to three of our hosted events, briefings, seminars, workshops in any twelve month period.


Individual Membership fees are £890.00 per month

No Annual Membership Fees
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here is no annual contract. Fees are monthly based on a minimum of a 90 day period for each membership cycle. You can opt out of your member status by giving 30 days notice in advance prior to the end of your 90-day cycle. Therafter you can pop in and out of your account on a month by month basis, to suit your business dynamics. Membership fees are billed monthly in advance. You can opt out of the auto renew subscription at any time by providing 30 days' notice of your intention to suspend your member status.


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

To discover what's current and what's coming down the line in the UK manufacturing, production and processing sectors log in here. Join in the conversation on today's issues. 

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 interviews. Offer your views on how you see this sector 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: