There has never been a more important time to be a member of the trade association that best represents your business at all levels. The FPA works with and lobbies central and devolved governments and relevant departments, collaborates with other trade associations including:

Automatic Vending Association 
British Plastics Federation
British Retail Consortium
British Takeaway Campaign 

BBIA (Bio-based & Biodegradable Industries Association 
Confederation of Paper Industries
INCPEN (Industry Council for Packaging & the Environment)
Food and Drink Federation

UK Hospitality
Packaging Federation
360° Foodservice


We undertake activity to ensure a balanced view is heard in parliament, in the media and in public.

Being part of the FPA signals that your business operates to the highest of standards; all FPA members undertake to comply with the FPA Code of Practice.

Reasons to join

Belonging to the trade association that best represents your business keeps you up to date with the latest developments, enables members to share best practice and facilitates networking and business through informative, educational and social events.

Better informed

Better informed

We keep you up to date with our weekly news Digest, stage regular webinars on key topics and issue guidance papers on regulatory issues and consultations. 

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Better represented

Better represented

Our voice is heard at the highest levels in government, with other trade bodies and relevant NGOs. We regularly brief relevant government stakeholder groups and committees on issues of importance to our members. 

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Better networked

Better networked

Members have priority access to FPA events including the annual Environment Conference, annual Awards, golf and activities day and autumn lunch event. 

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What they say about us

  • I have to say the way that BBIA and FPA have sat down together, listened to each other and worked to build on common ground for the mutual benefit of both memberships is a model of best-practice. I very much looking forward to continuing on that very same basis going forward.

    Andy Sweetman

    Futamura and Chair of the BBIA
  • The SOCIUS Network has been a member of the FPA more than 13 years and our members have found the benefits of being a member invaluable. The FPA’s representation of our industry has been a key component for our members to plan their businesses with on-going communication, knowledge & trends. With all the challenges our businesses face post-pandemic, we are fully supportive of the FPA for their efforts in all the consultations, as they support the industry moving forward. The weekly FPA Digest communication has especially allowed our members to be updated with the key issues of the day and supports them to make informed decisions about their businesses. The Networking events with suppliers and other members of the FPA have become legendary and are a key ingredient of the structure of our industry.

    Mike Revell

    The Socius Network
  • Cofresco is proud to be one of the founder members of the FPA. We have supported the FPA as it has grown and evolved, taking active involvement with two vice chair positions, charity, and marketing roles. The FPA has always provided valuable networking opportunities for industry members and represented the voice of the industry well. In recent years the organisation has taken things to a higher level by engaging with NGO’s and lobbying government to represent our members and ensure that members interests are maintained.


  • So much more than just a voice on behalf of our industry. An extremely active trade association allowing its members the choice to be involved or not. There’s real value in member participation or you can obtain relevant up to date information that really matters via the website, the Friday Digest (which is truly excellent) webinars and much more. With experienced, knowledgeable and a highly supportive committee there is also someone willing to help you should the need arise.

    John Young


Annual Awards

Our annual awards events is the highlight of the FPA year, recognising excellence in products, service, business and personal performance.

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FPA Code of Practice and FPA Charter

All FPA Members undertake to comply with and abide by the FPA Code of Practice and FPA Charter. Being part of the FPA signals that your business operates to the highest of standards.

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Want to become a member?

Joining the FPA is easy. In the first instance, please contact us and the FPA Administrator will respond, send you further details and coordinate your membership journey.