Who are we?
The Scottish Food and Drink Federation (SFDF) is an independent, industry funded
trade association, representing food and drink manufacturers from major global
brands through to small and medium-sized enterprises in Scotland.
SFDF is a division of the Food and Drink Federation (FDF), which is the voice of the UK food and drink manufacturing industry.
The food and drink manufacturing industry is the largest manufacturing sector in
Europe, the UK and Scotland. In Scotland, we account for almost 19% of the
manufacturing sector by turnover and employ 35,000 people across 875
of which 97% are micro to medium-sized.
We ensure our industry members is are heard where it matters in the Scottish, UK
and the EU contexts; with Government, regulators, key influencers across the
food chain, consumers and the media. A key focus of our work is on the
competitiveness of the industry in Scotland and improving the legal and
environment in which our members operate.
We work in partnership with related bodies such as Scotland Food and Drink, the
Scottish Retail Consortium, Scottish Enterprise, CBI Scotland as well as the
agricultural sector, and academic and research institutes to help contribute to
growth of the sector.
Our work and our members are supported by technical and legislative experts,
industry steering groups and informed by sectors groups.
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SFDF looks out for the interests of both large and small food and drink
Our organisation: How we work
SFDF is structured so that it is focused on delivering results in the areas that
have the biggest impact on our members' businesses.
SFDF is structured so that it is able to respond to the issues and challenges
shaping the world in which our members operate.
Cross Party Group on Food
We provide the secretariat for the Scottish Parliament's Cross Party Group on
Food, which acts as a policy forum for discussion of food issues in Scotland.
Training and advice
Our understanding of the food and drink manufacturing sector is second to none.
Our policy experts can help you develop your own skills or those of your
employee base to deliver measureable results for your business.
Our membership is made up of a wide range of companies, from major global brands
through to small and medium-sized enterprises in Scotland.