Martin Kersh is Executive Director of The Foodservice Packaging Association representing the manufacturers and distributors of single use packaging used by UK takeaway retailers and caterers to serve food and drink.
With 200 company members the FPA is at the forefront of environmental and legislative developments impacting on the foodservice packaging industry and provides an effective lobby for its members who work closely with foodservice, quick service restaurants and catering operators to develop foodservice packaging that continues to achieve improved levels of safety, product performance and environmental & resource efficiency using a number of materials.
Martin is a member of the Steering Group for Hospitality & Food Service Agreement seeking to reduce food waste, attends the All Party Parliamentary Group for Packaging and is a member of the newly formed committee set up by Defra Minister Rory Stewart to develop a litter strategy for England. Martin began his serious working life at international advertising agency McCann-Erickson followed by DMB&B, spending 15 years in advertising before establishing his own Market Research consultancy with projects undertaken for a range of FMCG and business to business organisations. Has great belief in the strength of the UK packaging industry and its contribution to the UK economy and the public.