All news articles for August 2015

Searching for a Food Manufacture Personality of Year

Wanted: Food Manufacture Personality of Year

By Michael Stones

The Food Manufacture Group is searching for a Food Manufacture Personality of Year. We need your help to celebrate the man or woman who has proved to be a top achiever in the field of UK food and drink manufacturing over the past 12 months.

Eddie Stobart Logistics was said to be trading ahead of the previous year

Stobart Group to focus on energy and aviation

By Michael Stones

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.

Secret Sausages entrepreneur Rachel Wicklow denies misleading TV investors

Dragons’ Den veggie sausage pitch not ‘misleading’

By Alice Foster

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.

 David Watson Transport Ltd was fined £150,000

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

By Michael Stones

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.

Ian Wright: 'very grateful' to receive the CBE

Food and Drink Federation boss gets CBE

By Michael Stones

Food and Drink Federation (FDF) boss Ian Wright has received a Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) award for political and public service.

Nomad Foods has acquired Iglo Group for about £1.87bn

Nomad Foods reports £392M loss as empire grows

By Alice Foster

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.

DSM will cut up to 1,100 jobs across its business

UK jobs ‘unlikely’ to be hit by DSM restructure

By Nicholas Robinson

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.

Provisional approval of Poundland's bid clears the way to achieve five key benefits

Five benefits from Poundland takeover approval

By Michael Stones

Poundland’s £55M takeover bid for 99p Stores has won provisional approval from the the competition watchdog, clearing the way to deliver five key benefits, said one leading analyst.