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Apprenticeship Levy a ‘looming car crash’: EEF

The Apprenticeship Levy is “a looming car crash” and government should delay the scheme, urged EEF, the manufacturers’ organisation.

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Inside manufacturing: Glanbia Performance Nutrition

For someone who confesses to have fallen into the food industry, Alex Baker hasn’t wasted any time in building a successful career.

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2 Sisters boss: ‘apprentices play a key role’

2 Sisters Food Group relies on apprentices to help plug the skills gap, according to its group technical learning and development manager, who helped frame the government’s new Trailblazer programme...

Fish firm denies ‘dodgy wage tactics’ in union row

Chilled fish supplier Icelandic Seachill has denied accusations that its handling of the National Living Wage (NLW) will leave workers worse off, after unions escalated their concerns to the European...

Addo Food Group resolves dispute with union Unite

Addo Food Group – the Poole-based food manufacturer formerly known as Pork Farms – has agreed to recognise Unite following a positive meeting with union representatives earlier today (Friday, April 29).

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Hilton Food Group boss steps down for ‘personal reasons’

Theo Bergman, the chief operating officer for continental Europe for Hilton Food Group, has stepped down from the board with immediate effect.

People on the move in food and drink

Hilton Food Group, Hovis and Finsbury Food Group lead our selection of the most recent appointments in the UK food and drink industry. 

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Ornua dairy boss explains his £100M challenge

Having been tasked with integrating two dairy businesses, Aidan Wilson, head of Ornua Ingredients UK, sets out his plans for growth.

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Délifrance UK in focus: meet the operations manager at Southall

Délifrance UK's Frank Bird tells Noli Dinkovski how a varied career has led to his current strategic role.

Co-op boss demands 60% pay cut – for himself!

The head of The Co-operative Group has insisted on a 60% reduction in his overall remuneration package, after claiming the business was “on the right track”.

Weetabix launches new apprenticeship programme

Weetabix Food Company, the cereals and snacks maker with operations at Burton Latimer and Corby in Northamptonshire, has announced a new engineering and manufacturing apprenticeship programme at Tresham College of...

Morrisons boss puts money where his mouth is

Morrisons ceo David Potts has demonstrated his confidence in turning around the fortunes of the retailer by investing a further £360,000 in shares.

People on the move in food and drink

2 Sisters, Premier Foods and United Biscuits lead our selection of the most recent appointments in the UK food and drink industry.

2 Sisters hires former Morrisons’ boss to lead protein

2 Sisters Food Group has appointed Martyn Fletcher to the newly-created role of chief operating officer, protein, with responsibility for running the firm’s UK manufacturing sites.

2 Sisters appoints new group procurement director

2 Sisters Food Group has promoted Jonathan Russell to director of group procurement, responsible for the manufacturer’s £1.5bn a year purchasing budget and for managing its supply chain.

Premier Foods appoints international boss

Premier Foods has appointed a new international boss, Jette Andersen, to spearhead the manufacturer’s growth in the key markets of North America and Australasia.

United Biscuits boss steps down after less than a year

United Biscuits (UB) boss Jeff van der Eems has stepped down from his role as ceo at the manufacturer of McVities, Jaffa Cake and Jacob’s, after less than a year....

Manufacturing workforce ‘to slump by 600,000’

The British manufacturing sector could lose 600,000 from its workforce by 2025, despite the wider economy generating an extra 3M jobs.

2 Sisters in Scottish mountain rescue drama

A chocolate snack product from 2 Sisters Food Group has played a key role in helping a stranded gamekeeper survive sub zero temperatures in the Cairngorms mountains.

Premier Foods apprentice offers tips to new starters

Premier Foods apprentice Jordan Biggs has delivered six top tips to youngsters planning their first steps on the road to a food and drink industry apprenticeship.

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Hall of fame: how campylobacter fight paid off for food boss

How a quest to beat campylobacter led to industry-wide stardom. By Noli Dinkovski

2 Sisters teams up with Eurest for staff catering

2 Sisters Food Group has commissioned Eurest to provide catering services to the firm’s 15,000 staff, employed at 21 sites across throughout the UK. 

Bernard Matthews boss offers advice to younger self

After more than 40 years of industry experience, Bernard Matthews group technical director Jeremy Hall knows a thing or two about poultry. In this exclusive video interview, he steps back...

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Eyes on the pies

Wilf Lewis has set his sights on refocusing his company's priorities.

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Meurig Raymond re-elected NFU president

Pembrokeshire mixed farmer Meurig Raymond has been re-elected as president of the National Farmers Union (NFU).

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