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 total manufacturing sector by turnover and employ 34,000 people across 875 businesses, 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 socio-economic 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 the growth of the sector.

Our work and our members are supported by technical and legislative experts, industry steering groups and informed by sectors groups.

Find out more about us

SFDF membership

SFDF looks out for the interests of both large and small food and drink manufacturers.

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.

Our Priorities

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 members

Our membership is made up of a wide range of companies, from major global brands through to small and medium-sized enterprises in Scotland.