British Poultry Council

Not to be confused with British Egg Industry Council.
British Poultry Council
Abbreviation BPC
Type Trade association
Legal status Non-profit
Purpose Poultry meat in the UK
  • 5 - 11 Lavington Street, Southwark, London, SE1 0NZ
70 companies
Chief Executive
Andrew Large[1]

The British Poultry Council is the United Kingdom's national trade group for the poultry meat industry, representing them in public relations, policy making and standardisation.


It is situated just off Southwark Street (A3200) near the Blue Fin Building, and just south of the Tate Modern.

Members include Bernard Matthews and the Faccenda Group. The CEO has been Andrew Large since 2013, previously CEO of the Cleaning and Support Services Association.[3]

Scholarships program

The Council offers 2 yearly 3,500 pound scholarships to Harper Adams University.[4]

In March 2016 it was announced that the council would be put in charge of the code on chicken-farming from 27th April 2016. It has produced new non-statutory guidance on how to comply with the legislation. [5]


  1. "Poultry council: Britain short on chick sexers". United Press International. 4 March 2015. Retrieved 30 March 2015.
  2. Gyton, G (27 March 2015). "Europe gains new poultry association". Retrieved 30 March 2015.
  3. "New chief executive for the British Poultry Council". Farmers Weekly. 21 May 2013. Retrieved 30 March 2015.
  4. "North Yorkshire students receive poultry industry scholarships". The Northern Echo. 22 February 2014. Retrieved 30 March 2015.
  5. "Animal welfare guidance to be scrapped by Conservative ministers". Independent. 26 March 2016. Retrieved 26 March 2016.
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