About the Federation of Bakers

Representing The UK Bread Industry

The Federation of Bakers represents the interests of the UK’s largest baking companies who manufacture sliced and wrapped bread, bakery snacks and other bread products. It is a £5 billion industry at retail sales value employing 64,000 people supplying the majority of the nation’s bread. The Federation has 10 member companies running 31 bakeries in the United Kingdom.

Our Purpose

The Federation of Bakers (FoB) is the trade association representing the largest bakeries in the UK, which produce wrapped bread, morning goods, and other bread products.

What We Do

  • Talk and act on behalf of the UK bread and bakery industry in order to promote the important role the bakery industry plays as one of the largest food and drink manufacturing sectors
  • Work on behalf of our members to deliver value-added services to their business through a trusted partner relationship
  • Create an environment where our members and the wider industry continue to build a sustainable future for bakery
  • Build relationships with stakeholders and the Government, to represent the sector’s interests, whilst building on our expertise through our industry-wide committees.
  • A £5.6 billion industry*
  • Over 80,000 people employed in bakery sector**–
  • Supplying 85% of the nation’s bread
  • 13m loaves and bakery goods per day*

*Kantar World Panel – 52 w/e 17th March 2024

** Business Register and Employment Survey 2022 – SIC 10710.

Areas of Work

  • We work in collaboration and partnership with external organisations to make an effective and positive difference to our members and the bread and bakery industry
  • We provide an impartial environment for members to discuss non-competitive issues affecting the bread and bakery industry
  • We consider a wide range of topics that concern the industry, through our specialist committees, operated by experts from our members
  • We agree the Federation’s position on issues including health and safety; technical matters; and sustainability, to act as the voice of our industry members
  • We promote the bakery industry and our members as responsible, professional, progressive, organisations.