British Meat Processors Association
British Meat Processors Association

Our structure

The British Meat Processors Association is recognised nationally and internationally as the peak body representing the majority of companies working in the British meat industry.

We play a key role in the development and maintenance of a professional, sustainable and efficient meat industry.

The Secretariat

The National Office and paid staff combine technical and administrative skills as well as corporate affairs expertise to keep members informed about the latest industry developments and represented both in the UK and overseas. The Secretariat forges close working relationships with all organisations that impact the UK meat industry including Government, producers, retailers and consumers.

The BMPA Staff also supports the efforts of volunteer participants on the Council and committees.

The Council & committees

BMPA is governed by a Council, which consists of representatives from member companies and the wider industry. Its role, along with the various committees, is to formulate policies, monitor developments in the industry and provide governance and oversight. The work of these groups contributes to the improvement of standards and practices in the industry.

Members

BMPA’s biggest strength (and the reason it occupies a central role in the British meat industry) is the diversity of its member base. We represent, not just abattoirs, producers and processors, but also associate members drawn from the supermarket, plant equipment and professional services sectors. It is this mix of industry participants and stakeholders along with our other external relationships that most benefits members.

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24 Oct /

pencil erasing the UK's EU membership

Brexit / 10 Oct /

On first reading of the Ag Bill it's hard to see that the balance is correct; food production does not seem to have an equal priority.
As a policy it will fail if it delivers on the environment but then leaves the UK dependant on importing more food from other parts of the world

A cautionary article about the unintended consequences of our lifestyle choices. If we want to tackle climate change, we need to be armed with the facts first. We're presenting them at Rethink on 17 March. https://rethinkforums.org/

An example of how some journalists/activists work. Anna quotes George Monbiot as saying: 'It’s an idealised position. I know we won’t get things to change as far as that...I then make it easier for others to find the political space in which change can take place'. Common ground?