Established in early 2018, the Food and Drink Sector Council is a formal industry- led partnership with Government to increase the productivity and sustainability of the UK food and drink sector.

The Council provides the forum for the combined industry to engage and collaborate with Government. It is co-chaired by industry and Government and its membership comprises senior leaders from across the agri-food chain. The Council represents the entire industry on an inclusive and open basis.

The Council is supported by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA), forms part of the industrial strategy led by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) and connects the industry with all departments of Government.

Its focus is on cross-industry challenges and opportunities, providing a strategic view on behalf of the overall industry. It is the gateway for Government into the food industry value chain to address the big challenges and opportunities through collaboration, innovation, entrepreneurialism and ambition.

Last reviewed: 16 Mar 2020