British Meat Processors Association
British Meat Processors Association

About us

The British Meat Processors Association represents the majority of companies working in the British meat industry.

Our members are responsible for supplying fresh meat and meat products to retailers, restaurants and food service companies throughout the UK.

We work alongside the Government and other organisations to help develop a meat industry that is competitive, professional and provides a sustainable, long-term and affordable supply of food to British customers.

The red and white meat processing industry is worth £8.2 billion a year to the British economy

Our industry employs over 75,000 people, 69% of whom are EU nationals. The red and white meat processing industry is worth £8.2 billion a year to the British Economy and trade with our nearest neighbours accounts for a significant part of that. In fact, between 75% and 90% of the trade our members do is with EU countries.

Our members

We are proud to count businesses of all sizes, and specialties as members. Our members range from small, family run abattoirs serving local customers to the largest meat processing companies responsible for supplying some of our best-loved brands to shops and supermarkets. We have members operating across all sectors from farming, slaughtering and processing through to manufacturing, packaging and distribution.

Our associate members

We are further strengthened by our associate Members who work in industries that support and supply our meat processing companies. It is these members – the supermarkets, food service and ingredient suppliers – who make BMPA truly representative across the entire sector. It means that we can provide a unique opportunity for members of all stripes to work together to raise standards and push innovation by sharing their expertise.

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Union Jack flag behind a wire fence

Trade / 07 Jan /

Boxes ready for delivery

Trade / 07 Jan /

Sausages in plastic containers

Environment / 07 Jan /

Nick Allen and Tom Kirwan giving evidence at the EFRA Committee

24 Oct /

The new immigration points system will not deliver what the meat industry needs in order to maintain adequate staffing levels. That's why we're calling for Government to include Butchers as a category on the Shortage Occupation List.
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Nick Allen will be speaking at a webinar on 3 December It will look at sustainability initiatives from businesses in the agriculture and meat industry, how they are being implemented, how successful they have been so far and what else can be done.
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Nick Allen, chief exec of @BMPA_INFO, has also warned there's a risk processors could slow down operating speeds if they struggle to hire staff, leaving farmers facing the prospect of keeping animals for longer than expected, w/ all associated cost and welfare issues that brings https://twitter.com/FGAbiKay/status/1230108236881301505