Skills Seminar precedes Food Manufacturing Excellence Awards

By Rod Addy contact

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Skills minister Matthew Hancock will speak at the Skills Seminar
Skills minister Matthew Hancock will speak at the Skills Seminar

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Government skills minister Matthew Hancock will speak at The National Skills Academy for Food & Drink's keynote Skills Seminar, scheduled to precede the Food Manufacturing Excellence Awards in London on November 21.

The exclusive Seminar, All Together Stronger, will focus on how the sector can better work together on skills to benefit all types of business.

Speakers also include Thorntons chairman Paul Wilkinson, chairman of the National Skills Academy, who will report on the progress of a £10M industry bid to government to bolster skills infrastructure.

James Withers, ceo of Scotland Food & Drink, will outline how industry collaboration on skills in Scotland is influencing policy and driving growth.

Achieved £2.5bn growth target

His presentation follows the announcement that Scottish food and drink manufacturing has achieved a £2.5bn growth target three years ahead of schedule.

Provisional speakers also include Fiona Kendrick, chairwoman and ceo of Nestlé UK and Ireland and recently appointed commissioner for skills with the UK Commission for Employment and Skills (UKCES).

The 1pm – 4.30pm skills seminar at the Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre in Westminster will precede the Food Manufacturing Excellence Awards. These take place on the evening of November 21 at The Hilton Park Lane Hotel.

Book your place at this year’s awards by telephoning Rebecca George on 01293 610422 or email erorppn.trbetr@jeoz.pbz​ and for more information on the awards, click here​.

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