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Dragons’ Den reject manages to double supply chain

A Dragons’ Den reject who sells food that has gone past its ‘best before date’ has reported unprecedented supplier growth over the past six months. 

Dan Cluderay appeared on ITV’s Bargain Fever Britain this week

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Stobart Group to focus on energy and aviation

Diversified transport business the Stobart Group is to continue its focus on the high-value areas of energy and aviation, said the firm’s boss in a pre-close trading statement.

Dragons’ Den veggie sausage pitch not ‘misleading’

Dragons’ Den reject and vegetarian sausage entrepreneur Rachel Wicklow has slammed claims she misled the TV investors by failing to explain the bigger company structure behind her vegetarian sausages range.

Driver’s death leads to £150k fine for transport firm

A Norfolk-based transport firm has been fined £150,000 for safety failings after a driver suffered life-changing injuries and later died two years after the accident in Broxbourne, Hertfordshire.

Jamie Oliver’s tax on soft drinks ‘useless’

Celebrity chef Jamie Oliver’s call to put sugary soft drinks “on the naughty step” with a 20% tax has been slammed by industry as ’pointless’.

73,000 new food and drink jobs in England and Wales

More than 73,000 jobs will be created by food and drink businesses in England and Wales by 2020, as a result of innovative new products and increased export opportunities.

14k new Scots food jobs add to 87,000 mainland total

An extra 14,000 jobs in Scotland’s food and drink sector will take the total of new industry jobs on the UK mainland to 87,000 by 2020, according to two new bank reports.

Nomad Foods reports £392M loss as empire grows

Nomad Foods, the new owner of frozen food company Iglo Group, has reported a £392M loss in the six months to June 30 as the investment firm eyes other potential acquisitions.

Cheese firm halts production: 70 jobs at risk

Somerset cheese producer Cricketer Farm is set to halt production next year or before, threatening about 70 jobs.  

Acorn Brewery pumps £60,000 into new facilities

The Acorn Brewery will pump £60,000 into new equipment this year to boost output by 15,000l and increase trade by 20%.

UK jobs ‘unlikely’ to be hit by DSM restructure

Global ingredients manufacturer Royal DSM’s plans to slash up to 1,100 jobs across its business are ‘unlikely to affect’ British workers, a source close to the firm has said.