Our Clients

What some of our clients say......

Milk Link

"Milk Link have been working with Food Development Services Ltd for some years now and in that time I have found their services reliable and good value for money. In my experience of working with FDS Ltd on a number of key customers facing initiatives they have always understood the brief and where necessary have improved our offering through the understanding of the trends in the market place and brand awareness across the client base. By working with FDS  Ltd we have been able to identify gaps available within the targeted client base and have successfully presented ideas and recipe suggestions which are very focused on their Brands and consumer profiles.  This partnership with FDS Ltd has enabled Milk Link to grow incremental profitable growth to our Foodservice business and in particular key End user groups that we have targeted through our own strategy. I would recommend FDS Ltd to any organisation, who is looking for a professional, reliable and consistent service to help research, define a target audience and adapt a plan to execute any strategy in to their market place."

Rob Yates – Senior Business Manager -  Milklink

“FDS Ltd expertise stretches far beyond recipe development, which is a core skill for them.  We have also used their knowledge and insight into how professional kitchens operate and the pressures that are within to help us develop products that can benefit that environment.  We commissioned FDS Ltd to spend over 300 hours in many different kitchens from Pubs to Schools in order to better understand how our products were interacting in those particular environments.  We genuinely unearthed new insights that we have since used in our product development thinking and key selling messages.”

Craig Dillon – Head of Foodservice - Milklink

Marstons Ltd Mark Farmer and his team at Food Development Services Ltd have provided training and consultancy services to Marston’s Pub Company over the last 5 years, and we continue to work closely with them.

We have always found Food Development Services Ltd to be extremely professional, hardworking and reliable. They have always been able to meet our ever changing business needs and are exceptionally flexible.

I would have no hesitation in recommending Food Development Services Ltd to other businesses

Suzanne Harrison – Training & Development Manager

Spirt Pub Company

"Food Development Services Ltd have carried out onsite Chef training for us in our Chef & Brewer brand for over 12 months delivering both theory & practical training to our kitchen teams. During this period they have helped us deliver training in over 90 Investments nationwide.
They are a professional and well trained team delivering the highest standards of training and it was a pleasure to work with the team during the above period. They are more than willing to adapt to the different training needs of our business and also bring some good Ideas to the table which are practical and effective."

Lindsay Roper – Investment Training Manager - Spirit Pubs


"Aviko have used Food Development Services Ltd on several occasions now, and each time have found their knowledge of the foodservice market to be extremely valuable in preparing the practical elements of our presentations. At the point of delivery they have also added value with their knowledge of the current trends, and the customer. As a result of their work, we have made real progress in our relationships with our customers, and product listings."

Michael Franks – Aviko UK  


"We have during the last two years used Mark and his team to help us fulfil large projects for two of the UK’s leading pub operators. Food Development Services are easy to work with as they “just get on with it” working smoothly with ourselves and the client. One word I would particularly use to describe them is “flexible” – pub openings are notorious for “chaos” with ever changing dates, faulty equipment, late arrival of deliveries and indeed wrong deliveries being common place. The FDS Ltd team cope with these frustrations with true professionalism. We shall continue to work with them."

David Hawbrook – Managing Director - ABV Training

"We have worked and continue to work with Food Development Services Ltd since 2005 and found them to be very reliable, pro-active and above all, very in tune with the food service market place. FDS Ltd have undertaken a variety of work initiatives for us which have been predominantly in the recipe development field and in presenting recipes on our behalf. FDS Ltd are able to work to specific briefs, develop complete blue sky ideas and fully understand the operating styles across our industry. We at KK have confidence in their abilities and look forward to continuing our relationship."

Leyla Edwards – Managing Director - KK Fine Foods

“Food Development Services Ltd are a truly professional organisation with a “hands on” approach to what they do.  Proposals are structured, achievable and make sense.  Their wealth of knowledge and expertise is un-paralled and we are delighted to work with them and would have no hesitation in recommending them to others.”

Derek Case – Managing Director - Food Fusion

Having worked with FDS before in the corporate world, it seemed the natural point of call to enlist their consultancy services when setting up the Eureka Pub Company. Mark took our team through all the stages of the process, from concept and menu planning, to the training of the staff members, with post opening support. We were able to call upon his extensive list of supplier contacts, which not only saved money, but facilitated timely solutions, with Mark setting up first meeting with suppliers.
We look forward to working with FDS in our future ventures and would recommend their extensive list of services.

Martyn Clark - Director -
Eureka Pub Company


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Manufacturing Support

Because we are involved in the food service sector everyday, we are in a great position to work with and be involved in many differing Brands, markets, styles and complexities of food offers across the sectors.

Product research, especially research in the market place.

Contact Us

Whatever your needs, please feel free to contact us and we will be happy to discuss your requirements in more detail.

Phone: 01562 851 387
Mobile: 07799 062 895