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the Food & Drink Exporters Association

What we do

FDEA is the UK’s trade association for the food and drink export community. We help companies grow their sales overseas by providing practical export support, lobbying government on industry issues and connecting UK suppliers to the international buying community.

FDEA membership is a valuable resource to both experienced and new exporters.  The community works together to share knowledge, contacts and advice.  FDEA’s networking events, member meet ups, webinars and workshops help build your knowledge and contacts.  FDEA works with its event partner PS8 to help you win business through a programme of UK pavilions at leading international trade shows.

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Keeping the industry informed on all latest updates

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Forthcoming events

  Featured Exporter - Elizabeth Shaw

Iconic British confectioner and biscuit manufacturer, Elizabeth Shaw, have been busy expanding their export business in the US and UAE during 2020.  Hear their story as our Featured Exporter for December.

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Our Members

Our membership is made up of UK food and drink companies of all sizes, export service providers and in-market specialists.


How is Covid-19 affecting your export business? 

Respond to our survey here

We are regularly feeding operational issues into Government.
Your responses matter.


EU Exit Hub - contingency planning site

Links to a wide range of planning and advice for food and drink companies in preparing for leaving the EU.

Five Steps to Success Export Guide

An exporting guide produced in partnership between the FDEA,  Food and Drink Federation (FDF) and Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB) to help UK business export

UK Food & Drink Exports - 2020 - half year
The latest food and drink export stats for the first 6 months of 2019

UK Food & Drink Exports 2019

The latest food and drink export stats for 2019 from the FDEA and FDF

Department for International Trade (DIT)

Government advice and tools for exporting success

Food & Drink Exportese

Work with experts to help build your successful export strategy

Open to Export

Free online information service helping UK business export

Five Steps to Success Export Guide

An exporting guide produced in partnership between the FDEA and Food and Drink Federation to help UK business export


Management Committee

Jonathan Eckley - AHDB Exports 

Ananda Guha - DEFRA
Praveen Vijh - Eat Natural Ltd

 Peter Webster - Folkingtons

Dominic Goudie - Food & Drink Federation

Sean Ramsden - Ramsden International
Stephen Jones - Somerdale International Ltd

Andrew Stokes - Walkers Shortbread Ltd
Tim Barlow

Food & Drink Exporters Association
PO Box 117
Hebden Bridge
West Yorkshire
HX7  9AY

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