Welcome to Leatherhead's member area

About the membership

Leatherhead membership is highly valued in the food & beverage sector and you are one of around 1500 members representing all segments of our industry.

If you are unsure what your package entitles you to then contact membership@leatherhead food.com.

On this page you will find links to:

  • The Leatherhead member helpline, covering global regulations, product development, nutrition, food safety and consumer research.
  • Free resources for members; including white papers, news reviews and updates on legislative changes across the globe. 
  • Our exclusive networking events at the stunning Great Burgh premises, where members catch up with topical industry issues.

Member helplinearrow pointing right

Helplines are a key Leatherhead membership benefit for all members. Phone or email for on-demand advice on regulatory, food innovation, nutrition, consumer & sensory and food safety.


Enjoy the benefits of your membership, with access to our complete library of whitepapers, covering various different topics in the food and beverage industry, all written and edited by our industry experts.

White paper library

Subscriptions & quick links

Leatherhead Food News

Available exclusively to members, our daily news feed provides a summary of all the latest news world-wide relevant to the food and drinks industry.

Legal Highlights

Leatherhead's Legal Highlights helps you to keep you up-to-date with new legislation, voluntary guidance, amendments, drafts, opinions, reports, proposals and corrigenda.

Research & publications

Leatherhead Food Research provides information on the latest trends in the food and drink industry in the form of member-exclusive research reports, all written and edited by industry experts.

Member webinars

Food waste: The power of the consumerarrow pointing right

In this webinar Mark Butcher, Leatherhead’s Commercial Director, will talk about food waste and sustainability. Mark first presented this deck at the Global Food Safety Initiative Conference in February 2020.

This webinar will cover:

  • Sustainability trends
  • Food waste
  • Frameworks to keep the consumer at the centre of your business.

The live webinar was aired on Wednesday 29 April 2020.

Brexit and the Food and Beverage Industryarrow pointing right

In this webinar Oliver Leedam and Jenny Arthur give our perspective on what Brexit could mean for the food and drink industry, and how to anticipate what a post-transition world may look like.

We cover:

  • The journey so far
  • What happens next: our perspective on potential changes in UK regulation
  • Challenges and opportunities from different perspectives
  • Looking forward

The live webinar was aired on Thursday 27 February 2020.

The battle for consumer truth: understanding consumer perception and motivation in a digital agearrow pointing right

Companies have always tried to get under the skin of consumers to understand their motivations in order to create more successful innovations. What has changed is the way we conduct consumer research. Tech-led start-ups, undaunted by the weight of history, are re-writing the research rule book as technology enables us to engage with consumers in ways we never could have imagined 20 years ago. Behavioural science, which applies a psychological lens to explain consumer behaviours, is capturing the attention of marketing and insight professionals in companies around the world.

Yet game-changing consumer research remains a challenge. In this 30 minute webinar, Emma Gubisch, Head of Consumer Science at Leatherhead Food Research, will explore the disruption which is taking place within the world of consumer research. She will look at how the discipline of behavioural science can help us build more rounded pictures of human experience and explore ways to utilise technology to its best advantage in research.

This webinar was first aired on Wednesday 2nd October 2019.

New and emerging ingredients - what are the next big ingredients to hit the market?arrow pointing right

Watch the recording of our webinar on new and emerging ingredients.

In the webinar we cover:

  • What consumers are looking for from the intrinsic features of products they buy and how you can become more confident to invest in a winning product
  • A look at some of the key new and emerging ingredients, additives, enzymes and flavourings and the impact on product development and quality
  • An overview of some of early stage regulatory considerations for concept development and ingredient launches, including permissibility and gaining pre-market approval for novel foods and new food improvement agents

We share our insights to help you navigate the maze of new and emerging ingredients, gain a better understanding of the consumer interest, legislative demands, technical complexities, and getting to grips with novel foods, new ingredients, additives, enzymes and flavourings.

The webinar was first aired on Thursday 27th June 2019.

Regulatory Month

This year we’re running our usual ‘Regulatory Day’ event as an online Regulatory Month. Recordings of the webinars and accompanying slides will be made available to members in the links below after each event.

Efficiencies in Multi-Market Launches: a focus on APAC and USA

Revision of the General Food Law: Potential Effects on Innovation, Transparency and Risk Assessment

Brexit: Where do we go from here?

Botanical Ingredients in Europe, North America and APAC