Academy of Cheese is here for the cheese! They are an impartial, not for profit organisation here to promote cheese knowledge, cheese education and careers in cheese.


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 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.



TThe 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.

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England’s comprehensive online farm shop directory. Connecting customers, farm shops & producers.


The Farm Retail Association (FRA) champions the best farm shops and farmers’ markets from across the UK. We are proud to support and inspire the people and businesses who grow and sell Great British food. Whatever area of farm retail you are from, we are here to help you and your business.


Farm Diversity Magazine is UK's only specialist diversification magazine, which offers those in the industry informative articles and case studies of how farmers have used innovative methods to make more money from their land. We work with farmers diversifying into livestock, arable, renewable energy, holiday and leisure parks, glamping, golf courses, festivals, weddings, farm shops and others.


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.


The GCA asks its garden centre members, from the moment they join, to meet the highest retail standards and to participate in an annual inspection process, to ensure these standards are maintained and improved. GCA members, large and small, set the benchmark for high retailing standards within the industry which others can only aspire to. The Association can state, proudly, that it represents the leading garden centres within the UK and worldwide as part of its membership of the International Garden Centre Association (IGCA).


The Giftware Association is the national trade association serving the home and gift industry.


The Vegan Society was founded in November 1944 and has made tremendous progress since. The Vegan Society continues to hold true to the vision of the founding members as they work towards a world in which humans do not exploit other animals. They are as determined as ever to promote vegan lifestyles for the benefit of animals, people and the environment.