About us

Since 2009, we’ve helped hundreds of businesses grow their exports through our expertise, events and international contacts.

Our Team...

Our team is passionate about food and drink and committed to sharing our export knowledge and experience with the FDEA membership community.   We love to connect the industry through events, roundtables, networking, insights and knowledge sharing. 

If you are actively involved in food and drink exporting or have services to offer exporters, join us.

Sandra Sullivan

Help Desk

Nicola Thomas

Export Services

Sarah Briones


John Whitehead


Mel Harcourt

Events and Marketing

Our Members...

Our members make FDEA the vibrant community it is today.  With over  600 like-minded professionals, our food and drink members range from some of the UK’s most successful exporters to those just starting their export journey.

Our International In-Market Expert members support brands to grow business in their markets.

Our Export Service Provider members offer valuable expertise in the practical aspects of exporting.

Together, we represent the whole export spectrum, making FDEA one of the most valuable connections to UK food and drink companies looking to grow their export business.

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FDEA Management Committee...

We’re fortunate to be able to call on some of the most experienced individuals in the sector to ensure the effective management of the FDEA and its activities:

Jonathan Eckley

AHDB Exports

David Hill

Cocoda Ltd

Katie Birrell

Nairn's Ltd

Claire Jackson


Jamie Douglas - Hamilton


Sean Ramsden MBE

Ramsden International

Barney Mauleverer

Fresh Marketing

Stephen Jones

Somerdale International

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Get In Touch...

The FDEA team is always keen to hear from any food and drink exporters or related service suppliers.
Please do get in touch via the form.