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Representing independent retail businesses - BIRA are proud to represent thousands of members across the UK, from single retail outlets to small chains, to large department stores and agricultural dealerships.


The British Soft Drinks Association is the trade association for UK producers of soft drinks, including carbonated drinks, still and dilutable drinks, fruit juices and bottled waters. As one of the fastest growing and most diverse categories in the food and drink sector our members have unlimited access to our technical and public affairs teams to help them navigate the difficult technical, regulatory and environmental challenges currently facing our industry including DRS and EPR. We also offer expert advice to soft drinks companies new to the market at a significantly reduced membership rate and substantial discounts on BSDA sector-specific training courses. More information can be found here.


The CBA has been supporting its members across England, Wales, Northern Ireland and the Channel Islands for over 130 years. Members have free access to an extensive range of business critical services including, expert advice on HR, employment law, health and food safety, as well as discounted online training and discounts from partner organisations for insurance and much more besides. As your business partner, the CBA works to share knowledge and promote craft skills as an aspirational and professional choice and helps make sure you are connected to all the latest industry news. As your voice in the industry, the CBA works with all relevant trade bodies on legislation and government guidance, to ensure members’ needs are represented and heard.


Chirpea represents earth-friendly businesses, campaigns, events and leaders by elevating their position to achieve a positive outcome. Their team is ready to add value, from a short-term fix on a project to a long-term partnership, they are ready to join your mission!



The FDF is a powerful voice for the UK’s vibrant, resilient and diverse food and drink manufacturing industry. For over 100 years, the FDF has successfully contributed to policy-making and legislative development, championing their members’ views – large and small – on the critical issues of the day. They bring together business, government and stakeholders to ensure manufacturers have the right conditions to grow, invest and employ while continuing to produce high-quality, nutritious and affordable food and drink. With more than 1,000 members – from the most recognisable global brands to the most innovative start-ups – the FDF represents the largest manufacturing sector in the country.


As the only specialist organisation for independent food & drink businesses in the UK, NCASS can support you by providing an account manager, ongoing support, legal documentation, professional services, training courses, work opportunities and exclusive discounts to ensure you save time and money when it comes to running and making your business a success.


Suma is a wholefood collective founded in 1977 by a liberally-minded group of people who believed there was a better way, and actively set out to create it. As a wholesaler they deliver over 7,000 vegetarian, natural, responsibly sourced products to businesses and communities across the UK and internationally.

Sustainable Supply Chain

Global Sustainability Goals (GSG) stands as the pinnacle of sustainability media in the UK. As a Google News Approved publisher, we are proud to curate and present the latest advancements in sustainable practices through our premier sustainability trade magazine, Sustainable Supply Chain.

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At GSG, we are dedicated to providing insightful content that addresses the pressing questions and challenges faced by companies transitioning towards sustainability. We spotlight innovative solutions offered by forward-thinking companies, whether through groundbreaking products or exemplary practices.

As ardent supporters of The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, GSG is deeply invested in catalysing positive change and driving impactful initiatives for global sustainability. Join us in our mission to pave the way for a brighter, more sustainable future.

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TUCO are the leading professional membership body for in-house caterers - supporting procurement & learning excellence and working to provide quality standards and advice to those working in public sector catering. TUCO procure goods and services; driving down costs and maximising quality.

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UKHospitality is the voice for over hospitality, representing 750 companies operating around 100,000 venues.  They speak on behalf of a wide range of businesses, from FTSE 100 enterprises to niche groups and independent single-site venues, as well as 6,000 affiliated operators. They act as the voice of food policy regulation, creating the first ever industry Catering Guide, promoting best practice and open dialogue between consumers and businesses. Engaging with Government, the media and the public, they work to unlock the industry’s full potential.


The Vegan Trademark is an internationally recognised vegan product certification, established in 1990 by The Vegan Society, and has been helping make vegan products more accessible ever since. Registration with the trademark gives brands the confidence to shout about their vegan credentials. Look out for the Vegan Trademark on over 65,000 certified vegan products across the world, including cosmetics, clothing, food, drink, household items, and many more!


The WSTA represents over 300 companies producing, importing, exporting, transporting and selling wines and spirits in the United Kingdom. WSTA members range from major retailers, brand owners and wholesalers to fine wine and spirit specialists, logistics and bottling companies, and low and no alcohol producers.We campaign for a vibrant and sustainable wine and spirit industry, helping to build a future in which alcohol, and alcohol alternatives, are produced, sold and enjoyed responsibly.