10-Mar-2014 - High-street baker Greggs has appointed Peter McPhillips and Sandra Turner as independent non-executive directors.
10-Mar-2014 - Food and drink manufacturers sometimes lose out to other industries in the competition to attract new talent and need “a fresh approach”, says food and farming minister George Eustice.
10-Mar-2014 - Shropshire-based food and farming certification firm Organic Farmers & Growers has appointed Roger Kerr as its new ceo, following the death of its previous boss.
07-Mar-2014 - Food and drink manufacturers should send teenage apprentices into schools to inspire youngsters to choose the right qualifications to launch a career in the industry, as part of a new approach to careers advice, says George Eustice, food and farming minister.
05-Mar-2014 - It is vital to the future of food and drinks manufacturing that people in the sector are given the right skills to succeed from the beginning of their career to the end, according to the technical manager of a leading food training college.
05-Mar-2014 - The Food Standards Agency (FSA) has appointed Guy Poppy, professor of ecology and director of interdisciplinary research at the University of Southampton, as its chief scientific adviser.
05-Mar-2014 - Almost 90% of UK consumers have pledged to pay more for Fairtrade bananas, if the extra cost benefited farmers and workers’ lives, according to a new survey by the Fairtrade Foundation.
05-Mar-2014 - The New Young Talent of the Year award is one of the most significant developments in the Food Manufacturing Excellence Awards’ (FMEA’s) 14-year history, says Paul Wilkinson, chairman of the judging panel.
04-Mar-2014 - Bakery supplier Zeelandia is backing National Apprenticeship Week by offering an insight into careers in the food industry to girls at Sacred Heart of Mary School in Upminster.
03-Mar-2014 - Young’s Seafood boss Leendert de Hollander has stood down from his role to take up a senior leadership position at an unnamed firm outside the seafood industry.
03-Mar-2014 - Numbers of completed apprenticeships have doubled in the food and drink industry, according to the latest statistics from sector skills council Improve.
27-Feb-2014 - The new president of the National Farmers Union (NFU) is Pembrokeshire mixed farmer Meurig Raymond.
27-Feb-2014 - Leading food manufacturers in Scotland are backing a new qualification aimed at nurturing future industry talent in schools and colleges.
27-Feb-2014 - The Knowledge Transfer Network (KTN) has appointed Chris Warkup as its first ever ceo, effective April 1 2014.
24-Feb-2014 - A critical skills shortage in the UK dairy industry is starting to be countered by dairy companies working together towards a common cause, according to senior HR consultant at Arla Foods Chris Edwards.
24-Feb-2014 - Red Tractor Assurance has appointed Andrew Blenkiron as its new vice chairman following Meurig Raymond’s decision to leave the role in November.
24-Feb-2014 - Justin King’s announcement that he would stand down as the boss of Sainsbury in July this year leads our selection of the latest people on the move in the food and drink industry.
21-Feb-2014 - Treasury Wine Estates (TWE) has appointed former Premier Foods boss Michael Clarke as its new md and ceo.
19-Feb-2014 - Food and drink manufacturing workers feel they are being underutilised as they are frequently carrying out general jobs outside of their core duties – leaving many considering quitting their roles.
18-Feb-2014 - Diageo has launched a £5M youth training and employment programme for Scotland designed to equip young people for jobs in a range of sectors, starting with bartending and hospitality.
18-Feb-2014 - Daylesford Organic’s boss Jamie Mitchell has announced his decision to leave the company after four years in charge.
17-Feb-2014 - The former chief executive of the British Poultry Council (BPC) Peter Bradnock has been appointed as the new policy affairs consultant for the International Poultry Council (IPC).
17-Feb-2014 - Snack salad and vegetable manufacturer Freshtime UK has appointed Malcolm Read to the role of head of technical as part of its plans for growth.
16-Feb-2014 - Ocado chairman Sir Stuart Rose has been hired by the government to improve the management of the National Health Service (NHS) in England.
14-Feb-2014 - Food and drink manufacturers must think “cool” when targeting teens with their messages, Dairy Council community and content manager Gary Cosby said at the launch of a hip hop video promoting the benefits of milk.