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Training courses for kids, urged by engineering firm

Teaching children of all ages practical engineering skills through ‘pre-apprenticeship’ schemes will help plug the skills gap in the manufacturing industry, according to engineering firm Adi Group.

Meat firm Cranswick in new recruitment drive

Meat processor Cranswick is recruiting 33 new workers, including 20 roles across a number of departments, and 13 apprentices.

First Milk to cut 30 jobs in bid ‘to boost efficiency’

Dairy processor First Milk is to cut 30 jobs across two sites in the Lake District and Wales, as part of plans to increase efficiency at its factories.

Tulip workers consider strike action after pay row

Staff at Tulip’s Coalville site are considering strike action, after senior management refused a pay rise, claimed the Bakers, Food and Allied Workers Union’s (BFAWU’s) regional officer. ...

Glanbia Cheese boss elected Dairy UK chairman

Glanbia Cheese chief executive Paul Vernon has been elected chairman of the trade association Dairy UK.

The Big Interview

IFT boss to build global community of food scientists

Buidling a global community of food scientists is one of the key aims of the new president of the US Institute of Food Technologists Cindy Stewart.

Coca-Cola boss takes four-month medical leave

Coca-Cola Hellenic Bottling Company (HBC) ceo Dimitris Lois is to take a four-month leave of absence from the company, in order to undergo medical treatment.

Bakkavor hires 47 youngsters in ‘grow your own plan’

Fresh prepared foods manufacturer Bakkavor has recuited 47 new young starters this month, as part of its ‘grow your own’ people strategy.

Chocolate maker to hire 300 staff before Christmas

Confectionery manufacturer Kinnerton is to hire 300 new staff in the run up to Christmas at its factory in Norfolk.


Nutrition’s future is linked to epigenetics

The science of food nutrition has advanced more over the past 50 years than at any time before, says the British Nutrition Foundation director general Professor Judy Buttriss.

Me and My Factory

Pie maker plans expansion after factory investment

Founded by a World War II pilot, pie maker Eric Richmond looks set to soar after new factory investment, owner Tom Martin explained.

Food production roles ‘one of the most difficult to fill’

Food production vacancies are among the most difficult roles to fill in the food and drink industry, according to latest research from grocery think tank IGD.

Wessanen appoints international sales boss

Natural food company Wessanen, owner of Clipper Teas, has appointed David Caré as its new international sales director.

Food manufacturers recognised at Baking Industry Awards

Cake Shop Bakery owner David Wright was crowned Baker of the Year at the Baking Industry Awards (BIAs) Wednesday night (September 6), while ingredients producer Macphie was named UK Bakery...

Food industry slams leaked ‘plans’ to curb migrants

A leaked government document, said to reveal plans to cut the number of low-skilled EU migrant workers in the UK after Brexit, has been slammed by food and drink manufacturers.

Scotland invests £390k in careers advice

The Scottish government has invested £390,000 in educating school pupils about careers in the food and drink industry.

Leave voters: EU fruit-picker numbers shouldn’t fall

The number of migrant fruit pickers working in the UK should either stay the same or increase after Brexit, according to a new survey of voters who backed Britain’s exit...

Pie maker Pukka hires former 2 Sisters director

Savoury pastry manufacturer Pukka Pies has appointed former 2 Sisters commercial director Deborah Ewan as its new ceo.

BrewDog to give away £45M profit to staff and charity

Craft brewer BrewDog will give 10% of its annual profits to its workers every year, and donate a further 10% to charity.


Food challenges are common globally: skills boss

Food industry challenges are the same throughout the world, and different regions can learn from each other in tackling them, the boss of the Institute of Food Science and Technology...

People on the move in food and drink

Mondelēz International’s new ceo and the resignation of 2 Sisters’ meat boss lead our latest gallery of people moving to new food and drink jobs.


Meat firm boss on his switch from IT to food

The owner of a Yorkshire-based pie and meat maker has confessed to being lucky in his search for a food business, after making an unconventional switch from a successful career...

Reports from IFT17

US food show offers answers for UK students

Two British students gained valuable insights into the global industry after visiting one of the world’s biggest food shows – the Institute of Food Technologists’ (IFT’s) Annual Meeting & Food...

Young’s Seafood hires chief financial officer

Young’s Seafood has appointed Tim Busby as its new chief financial officer, effective from January 2 next year.

Finsbury plans Grain D’Or closure: 250 jobs at risk

Speciality cake and bread manufacturer Finsbury Food Group plans to close its Grain D’Or business in London, putting about 250 jobs at risk.