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Export Service Providers

Specialist support is invaluable for exporters to help fast-track success and minimise risk.  We work with a number of professional associate members who provide services for food and drink exporters.  They can help with the practical aspects of developing your business overseas.

Associate members who are able to provide specialist expertise in the following areas:

Profiles and contact details of our current Associates are below If there are other areas of international trade where you would like some help, please let us know.

Download the Export Service Providers Guide 2019-2020

If you are a member and would like us to post you the printed directory - please let us know.  Contact


Scarlett Evans -

Established in 1979 AFEX is a trusted global payment and risk management solutions specialist operating 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and in over 200 countries. As well as same day transfers AFEX offers a comprehensive range of currency risk management tools.

With offices throughout the America’s, Canada, Asia Pacific and Europe we work with each company individually to understand their specific motivations and ensure they achieve the most profitable outcome for their business.

Key benefits of our solutions include:

  • A wealth of knowledge within the Global FX Market
  • The ability to manage your FX risk on both sending and receiving foreign currency
  • 24/7 access and online support to our market leading online platform, AFEXDirect, to help you manage your payments around the clock
  • A diverse range of risk management tools, strategically tailored to suit your business
  • Same day transfers and award winning straight through processing through our membership with the SWIFT network

Visit for further information.

Amivet Exports Ltd -
Andrew Iveson  -
Mob: 07765 642273 Tel:  01606 278707    

We are a leading provider of veterinary export health certification (EHC) for the worldwide export of food and animal products from the UK offering free advice to FDEA members

Our veterinary surgeons have vast experience in all aspects of the industry and we pride ourselves on providing a reliable, competitive and personalised service that tailors its service to meet each individual customer’s requirements.

We deal with all products including:

⦁ Dairy (milk, yogurt, cream, butter, whey, cooking sauces, baby food etc)
⦁ Meat (red and white meat and processed products)
⦁ Fish
⦁ Eggs
⦁ Gelatin and casings

From your initial enquiry, we can advise about the logistics of the export, including advice on and checking documents such as import permits, along with heat treatments, animal disease status and storage requirements.

We can help complete the application forms for APHA/DEFRA and visit your site, inspect the products and then sign and stamp the certificates.

We are proud of our record of proactively helping our customers export their goods into new markets.


Claudine Lefebvre 

Ashbury Labelling is a leading provider of regulatory advice, artwork approval and specification services. We provide an integrated end-to-end process which delivers excellence at every stage, ensuring specifications, pack copy and labelling which are right first time.

We deliver thousands of multi-lingual approvals each year for clients across the food, drink and non-food industries. Our regulatory experts provide our services to retail, foodservice and manufacturing customers in over 80 countries and regions, including the EU, the Middle East and the Americas. We give you the clear, practical advice you need to ensure your products are correctly labelled in all of your prospective markets.

We aim to help you get your products legally compliant and on-shelf as quickly and painlessly as possible. In this spirit we have an FDEA rate card for referrals, so please contact us about your projects to see what discounts we can arrange.

Credit Risk Solutions-
Mark Whiteley
Tel: 01422 368866

Specialist Credit Insurance Broker. We negotiate and place cover for food and drink companies who have potential exposure to customer failure/non-payment.

CRS has developed a significant involvement in this sector. Exposures range from the major low risk food retailers to highly leveraged hotels, manufacturing and distribution companies, restaurant chains and foodservice companies.

The listening and learning process is essential. Understanding your business issues and asking better questions will enable us to deliver better answers from credit insurers.

We pride ourselves on making what we believe to be the best submissions in the market - giving underwriters all the information they need. This process is not undertaken at arms length - we meet with, discuss and persuade underwriters to offer the most favourable terms. The process is about creating market appetite - achieving long term solutions for our clients and our underwriters.

Once we have negotiated a credit insurance facility we'll regularly meet with you to discuss all your issues. We believe in partnership and total transparency with our clients and we also welcome feedback. Every year you will receive a questionnaire asking you to rate both CRS and your Underwriter on service levels.

Decernis -

Chetan Parmar

Decernis provides software solutions to support food and drink companies with product compliance, product safety, and risk management.

We have 5 software tools to support Food and Drink Industry:

  •  Food Fraud Database - a database of thousands of ingredients and related records gathered from scientific literature, media publications, regulatory reports, judicial records, trade associations and other public sources, globally.  Please see for further information.
  •  gComply - a regulatory reference database with over 90,000 regulations from 200+ countries/territories/regions to support regulatory compliance.
  •   gComply Plus – a compliance tool providing a logic-based analysis of ingredients and recipes against global market requirements.
  •  Horizon Scanning - an intelligence-gathering solution that automatically tracks and monitors emerging issues and trends.
  •  Supply Chain Management - a simplified auditable solution to collect, manage, and verify supplier compliance documentation to ensure products meet regulatory, market, or customer requirements across the supply chain.

We also provide market entry reports and translations for different countries.  Please visit our webshop at

Drac Logisitics -

Clive Hughes -

With Headquarters in the UK at Stone, Staffordshire and our offices in Manchester, Birmingham, and Falkirk Scotland Drac provides freight forwarding and logistics services worldwide and has expanded its services to meet the ever changing demands of Global Logistics.

  • Our expertise provides our clients with a seamless transportation chain from factory to consumer, covering the whole spectrum of logistics services.
  • We provide port to port freight forwarding movements through to complex supply chain solutions.
  • We provide freight management services to a range of industries, including strategic partnerships to the world’s most successful companies.
  • We offer reduced lead times, meeting the specific requirements of our client base.
  • We deploy advanced I.T. solutions offering a Global Track and Trace service (Drack Tracks), with direct links with customer’s proprietary systems
  • Drac offers a supply chain management service to its clients, which would begin with a supply chain audit.
  • The audit itself would commence with a supply chain review, which is fundamental to gaining a full understanding of both your business and its logistics requirements.
  • Purchase order and distribution order data would be fed our supply chain modelling tools.
  • The outcome of the audit would be focused on:
  • Network designs to optimise your distribution channels
  • Process map to eliminate non value-added tasks
  • Information management integration to remove process duplication and bridge information gaps

Following on from the initial audit and implementation of identified improvements, further supply chain reviews would be arranged on an agreed schedule, to ensure changing requirements are efficiently and effectively met.

Ecosurety -

Jon Brookes

Ecosurety are the leading compliance scheme committed to making a positive difference to recycling. We work with hundreds of major brands across multiple sectors to support both UK and international packaging, waste electrical, and batteries compliance obligations.

If your business offers items for sale to countries outside of the UK it is likely that you are obligated under EU packaging, waste electrical, or batteries compliance obligations abroad. With each country interpreting the law differently, it can be a complicated process.

Ecosurety can offer a range of services to support your business to easily comply as required both in Europe and within the UK.

Export by Vets part of Westpoint Enterprise Support -

Lindsay Heasman -

Exports By Vets is a leading provider of veterinary export health certification (EHC) for the worldwide export of food and animal products from the UK. We are part of one of the largest veterinary groups in the UK, VetPartners.
Our veterinary team have wide and varied experience in this sector. Ensuring we provide an effective, efficient service, On demand, On site and On time. The service we offer is competitively priced, reliable and tailored to our customers needs.
We deal with all product groups; meat, dairy, fish, eggs and gelatin.

Contact us today for further information.
Telephone: 0330 111 9512


Food & Drink Exportese Ltd -

Nicola Thomas -
Tel: 07771 655884

Are you an experienced exporter, a reactive exporter or new to exporting?  
Here’s How Exportese Can Help you

Our support programme packages address the needs of all levels of exporters from our Springboard to Export and Export Bootcamp programmes through to Market Selection and Overseas Partner Finder.

  • We have vast experience of supporting food and drink companies to identify, enter and build sales in overseas markets.
  • We focus on giving you practical help to get results much quicker and more effectively than by yourself.
  • We have a unique global “ big black book” of commercial contacts: distributors, end customers and service providers.

GBH Exhibition Forwarding -
Mark Saxton -
Tel:  0114 2690641

We provide companies of all sizes with a variety of services relating to the transportation and handling of cargo destined for exhibitions, trade shows and events. With dedicated staff and a network of like minded partners around the world, we aim to help you dedicate more time to the prime purpose of your investment - increasing your company profile and sales.

Our company offers a virtually unlimited list of capabilities because of our vast corporate networking. Within our alliance are companies of all sizes. When it comes to our business, we offer our customers a powerful resource and a recipe for success. Listed below is a comprehensive list of services we offer our clients. Please contact us if you would like more information.

  • Domestic haulage
  • Groupage road freight
  • Part-Load road freight  ;  Full-Load road freight
  • LCL Sea freight  ;  FCL Sea freight  ;  Air freight
  • Transit insurance
  • Customs clearance
  • Documentation
  • On-site unloading and loading operations
  • Removal, storage and return of empty packing materials
  • Storage of packaged goods
  • Packaging services

Gill Jennings & Every LLP -
Edward Carstairs

Tel:   +44 (0)20 7655 8500 

GJE is a leading firm of intellectual property attorneys with a specialist food & drink sector team.

We help our food & drink clients capitalise on and de-risk the significant and growing opportunities afforded by the export market sector, by protecting their names, logos, packaging and inventions.

Our patent attorneys are very familiar with all the important manufacturing and processing technologies used in the food & drink sector and are highly experienced in protecting innovation, ranging from the development of new product formulations through to the use of smart technologies to prevent tampering and the detection of counterfeiting.

Our trade mark attorneys work with a wide range of food & drink clients, from major food manufacturers with large portfolios of leading brands, through to start-ups such as micro-brewers and niche confectionery manufacturers. Our trade mark services include brand protection around the world, clearance of new brands/markets, enforcement, infringement and passing off advice, oppositions, portfolio management and audits, domain name disputes and assistance with other online- issues. We help our clients develop tailored IP strategies for both Europe and overseas that support their export plans, maximising commercial opportunities while minimising the risk of litigation. For brand owners this includes working with Customs and other agencies on behalf of our clients to identify the sale of fake goods, whether online or through other channels.

We have developed a range of consultancy services to help capture innovation and protect our client’s inventions and brands. These include our Innovation Capture Sessions, where we ensure all details of the innovation are correctly recorded and mapped to the product and Brand Health Checks, both of which have proved to be extremely valuable strategic tools and which genuinely help budgets work harder and smarter.

We welcome enquiries and will be delighted to explain in more detail why you should consider GJE for your IP needs

KLBD Kosher Worldwide
Sharon Feldman-Vazan
Tel:07956 563778

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KLBD Kosher is one of the world leading kosher certification agencies operating around the globe and certifying many of the known food brands and raw material manufacturers. KLBD work with companies big and small and are committed to offering a professional and affordable kosher certification service.

Many of these companies we certify are already directly and successfully exporting to Europe, the USA and Israel with their KLBD kosher certification.

Our certification is respected and recognised worldwide. Indeed working with KLBD you will find that we have a professional approach to the process of kosher certification and have a pragmatic approach to problem solving. Some other agencies can present certain challenges.

Retail product certified companies include:

Mars, Twinings, Drambuie, Glenrothes, Weetabix, Dorset Cereals, McCains, Tate & Lyle and Unilever.

Ingredients certified companies include:

RC Treatt, Givaudan, Akzo Nobel, Arla, National Starch, Ineos, Glanbia, Kerry, Indena, and Tatura

We also work closely with the companies we certify to help them make the most of their kosher certification. This extra service is at no extra charge and is included in the price of the certification. Please contact us if you would like to hear more about this kosher certification.

15% discount for all FDEA members against their first year’s fee.

Langton London Insurance Brokers Ltd -
Eddie Ferrao -

Tel: 01737 305661

The Food and Drink sector is a complex area with many factors to consider. Therefore, your insurance needs are equally complex, with a need to protect the business, brand, staff and customers.

At Langton London we are the Associated member of the FDEA – Food & Drink Exporters Association. Our team of commercial insurance advisers understand the issues faced working within the Food and Drink industry and will ensure the policies recommended include risks associated which can include cold stores, food processing, cooking risks and much more.

When can offer the following covers:

  • Product Recall
  • Marine (Goods in Transit Worldwide) including by Sea, Road or Air and Stock Through Put
  • Public/ Products Liability
  • Employment Liability
  • Motor Fleet
  • Property Including Warehousing
  • Professional Indemnity

Discounted business Insurance via A Rated insurers for all FDEA members

Coley Anderson –

Registrar Corp assists UK exporters to comply with U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulations for exporting food and beverages to the United States. We register facilities with FDA and renew registrations biennially as required. We submit Prior Notice to FDA [required for every food and beverage shipment). We act as a facility's U.S, Agent. Registrar Corp reviews food labels and ingredients for FDA compliance as well as submit Process Filings to FDA for low acid and acidified foods. Our Food Safety team develops or reviews HACCP, Food Safety, and Food Defence Plans. The Food Safety team also conducts mock FDA inspections to help facilities prepare. Registrar Corp's FDA Compliance Monitor allows users to monitor their own facility and those of their suppliers for FDA compliance issues, such as Import Alerts, Warning Letters, Import Refusals, and Inspection Classifications. Registrar Corp assists with detentions and helps facilities petition for removal from an FDA Import Alert.

Unique Member Offer (include any terms & conditions) Free 1 Year Trial of the FDA Compliance Monitor (Self_Monitoring )

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Roythornes Solicitors -

Mark Dodds

Roythornes is a top 200 law firm with a particular specialism in helping food and drink companies.

In particular we have a national reputation for dealing with Agency and Distribution Agreements, contracts and disputes. It is so important when expanding into new markets to get the paperwork right, and not ‘walk in’ to an agreement that will be detrimental and expensive in the future. Speaking to our team at outset can save you money in the long run and make sure you arrive at an agreement that helps your overseas business grow.drink companies meet the challenges and opportunities they face.

Other key areas where we can help your food business include:

  • Transport and logistics
  • Product recalls
  • Cross-border contract disputes
  • Product, design, and innovation protection
  • Employment law issues
  • CIF/FOB Insurance claims for goods in transit
  • Regulatory inspections and prosecutions
  • Debt recovery
  • Joint ventures
  • Mergers, acquisitions and disposals of businesses.

With a commercial approach to issues we act as a sounding board for clients not only for legal matters but also for wider business decisions. We have seen most situations and are very happy to provide the experience of working in the sector for over 80 years to the benefit of our clients.

FDEA members qualify for a free 20 minute telephone consultation with one of our specialist food and drink team.

In this time our lawyers will be able to assess your situation and provide initial advice on the way forward, together with an outline of the actions you need to take.

To take advantage of the offer please contact Mark Dodds at Roythornes Solicitors, , 01775 842500.

He will take full details of your situation and make sure that the most suitable member of the food and drink team contacts you to assist.

Santander -
Andrew Williams -

Tel:  07715 088169

We are fully committed to supporting Food and Drink manufacturers and appreciate you are looking for something different from your bank. The complex nature of your business requires support from a bank that understands your sector, will deliver on its promises and believes in building long-term relationships.

Our team of Sector and International specialists arrange various events specifically catered for the UK’s Food & Drink sector, ranging from industry networking days to overseas trade missions. With business customers worldwide, we have both the expertise and the reach that can help Food & Drink manufacturing businesses with their international expansion.

We will work with you to find a finance package that meets your needs. We have a range of products available to help you manage your day-to-day cash flow, purchase essential equipment, invest for growth and mitigate financial risks when trading in both domestic and international markets.

Products and services are subject to eligibility, status, terms and conditions and availability.


SKS (GB) Ltd -

Stewart Smith

SKS (GB) Limited are International Trade and Tax Consultants; the company’s directors each having over 40 years experience in dealing with and resolving customs issues for multi-national companies and SMEs.
With the UK leaving the EU, British companies involved in the EU supply chain need to be prepared as they will now have to complete customs formalities when both exporting to and importing from customers and suppliers in the remaining 27 EU Member States.
In the food and drink industry sector it is vital that goods move quickly and securely through customs controls. SKS can assist and advise you in the steps you need to take to ensure the integrity of your supply chain and compliance with customs legislation.

Smylie -
Chris Smylie

Smylie ltd is a family run business with 15 years’ experience in the food export industry. 

Our product adjustment facilities allow us to specialise in the alteration of product packaging, promotion application, label translation, dating, etc without brands having to commit to changing their packaging for other countries. We will translate and create professional labels, satisfying legal requirements without altering the appearance of the product.

10% discount to FDEA members please contact Chris Smylie as above.

Warrant Group -

John Burnett

Warrant Group is one of the largest privately owned supply chain management companies that designs, implements and delivers exact fit solutions on a global scale.

WTA Food -
Steve Fosker

A Fresh approach to your Food Supply Chain Management

As the food export market continues to grow, WTA Food wants to make sure that you are also achieving growth in your food distribution and meeting the demands of your customers, but with significant growth comes potential issues that need to be addressed otherwise costs will escalate.

Exporting food from Europe to the rest of the world is a complex process. It is not just about offering a logistics service or freight rates from point A to point B, but your entire supply chain from rates, to customs, to warehousing, to landed costs. There are several areas of the supply chain that can be left very vulnerable if not analysed and supported, such as on-time deliveries and compliance. Looking at A-Z is where the value is created. Get the supply chain structure right and you will not only see efficiencies but overall Supply Chain costs significantly reduced to the tune of up to 35% on a year by year basis. 

Each Food and Drink Supply Chain is Unique

There is no one solution that fits all requirements.

Flexibility and tailor-made solutions allow for a supply chain to be developed to your own bespoke requirements and will certainly bring about real value added savings to your overall costs. In collaboration with you, we develop a comprehensive solution, working with an extensive base of "Best in Class" providers from start to finish.

To find out more about how we can deliver a supply chain solution that adds value and creates further efficiencies contact

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

T: +44 (0)203 744 5614

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