In this new look for the podcast in 2024, we take the time to speak leaders in food and drink manufacturing to find out what makes them tick, why they chose to join the industry and the lessons learned during their time in the sector.
We start 2024 with an exclusive interview with Ecotone UK chief executive Emma Vass as she tells us all about her journey within the industry that has seen her take on senior roles at Mars, Premier Foods, Danone and McCormick.
Emma Vass: CV
Ecotone UK, chief executive
Jan 2018 – Present
McCormick & Company, general manager
Jun 2015 - Nov 2017
Danone Dairy, commercial director
Nov 2009 - May 2015
Premier Foods, Nam roles
2002 - 2004
She also tells this month’s hosts, Gwen Ridler and William Dodds, about her work at Ecotone promoting sustainability and the lengths the business is going through to set the industry on the path towards a sustainable food future.
Vass caps off this month’s interview with an overview of the challenges facing the business and how they affect her role as head of the UK’s first and largest fair trade and organic tea brand, Clipper Tea.
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Meanwhile, listen to our library of podcasts through the website or on your podcast catcher of choice. Last month the team talked about its favourite food and drink manufacturing stories of 2023, while in November we explored the challenges and solutions surrounding recalls and retaining integrity in your business.