All news articles for February 2020

Docherty: ‘Learning about the candidates beforehand ... can help to build a relationship and encourage a friendly, respectful atmosphere in the training room’


Optimising behaviour during training

By Simon Docherty

Simon Docherty, manager at the RTITB Instructor Academy, looks at the effect of a person’s attitude on their training and the steps instructors can take to encourage a positive attitude to make trainees more receptive to learning.

Tulip achieved a Tier 1 ranking for animal welfare

Tulip given highest benchmark for animal welfare

By Michelle Perrett

Tulip, the pig producer and processor, has revealed it has been awarded with the highest benchmark rating for its animal welfare standards following a privately commissioned assessment by ‘Business Benchmark on Farm Animal Welfare’ (BBFAW).

The new factory will see expansion for the sweets manufacturer

Swizzels to open new factory in Middlewich

By Michelle Perrett

Swizzels Matlow, the confectionery firm that produces Love Hearts and Drumstick sweets, is to open a new 14,678m2 manufacturing facility in Middlewich, Cheshire.

Food Manufacture Company of the Year: Raynor Foods

Award winner Raynor Foods: model could inspire others

By James Ridler

Raynor Foods could be a model for other food firms with its on-site hydroponic vertical farm supplying its factory, claimed executive chairman Matt Raynor after winning Food Manufacture’s top award.

Norovirus has been causing more illnesses than previously estimated

Food responsible for 2.4m illnesses per year

By Michelle Perrett

Food has been found to be responsible for more cases of illness in the UK than previously estimated, new data from the Food Standards Agency (FSA) has revealed.

Left to right: Apprentice Martin Stewart and manager John Whalen

Meet the apprentice: Uin Foods

By James Ridler

Glasgow-based Uin Foods’ apprenticeship scheme aims to stretch those enrolled on it, encouraging them to come up with their own answers. Apprentice Martin Stewart and manager John Whalen explain how this process benefits both the learner and the company.

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