From his origins in South Africa to his director role in the UK, Chep's Matthew Quin shares his journey through the supply chain industry

Supply chain profile

Pool of plenty: Diversity and efficiency at Chep

By James Ridler

Pallet provider Chep is on a mission to ‘illuminate’ the supply chain, creating greater efficiency and sustainability, as the company’s Matthew Quinn explains.

Bakkavor has opened new facilities for its employees at its Highbridge site

Bakkavor opens £800k employee facilities

By James Ridler

Bakkavor Desserts has opened new £800,000 employee facilities at its Highbridge, Somerset factory, as part of its continued investment in the site.

Regency started from a necessity and has grown into a supply chain giant

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Regency Purchasing Group: the benefit of insight

By James Ridler

Regency Purchasing Group managing director Alex Demetriou has created a significant business from industry insights, all due to a clear gap he found in the market.

Kelly: 'strong proposition'

Food safety services boosted through global agreement

By Helen Gilbert

Food safety audit and support services look set to be boosted via an agreement between global certification business Lloyd’s Register (LR) and Food Safety Services International (FSSI), the food safety, quality and risk management firm.

Manufacturers could be leaving money on the table by not tapping into funds generated by the Apprenticeship Levy

Manufacturers missing out on £2.5bn of funding

By James Ridler

Food and drink manufacturers are missing out on £2.5bn of support for training schemes due to a lack of understanding of the Government’s Apprenticeship Levy, according to an expert in skills.

A new no-deal Brexit hotline will offer advice on what to do in a cliff-edge exit from the EU

No-deal Brexit hotline launched

By James Ridler

Food and drink manufacturers are set to benefit from a no-deal Brexit hotline, helping businesses plan for the impact of a no-deal scenario.

Badar Hayat (left) and Sabrina Gaina were found guilty of committing gangmasters offences

Couple served first GLAA ‘ASBO’

By James Ridler

A man and a woman convicted of supplying illegal workers to food factories in the UK have been served with what is described as the first anti-social behaviour order (ASBO) for rogue employers.

Rick Bestwick is to take on more than 30 staff to cope with rapid growth

Rick Bestwick takes on staff to aid growth

By James Ridler

Temperature-controlled food storage provider Rick Bestwick, part of the Magnavale group, has hired more than 30 permanent staff across a range of roles at its Chesterfield headquarters.

SCALA’s survey reveals third-party logistics firms are weak on innovation

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Third-party logistics firms lax on innovation

By James Ridler

Third-party logistics companies are the weakest drivers of developments in supply chain and customer service, according to a survey conducted by logistics and supply chain consultancy SCALA.

CCEP's Clare Bottle spoke of the importance of cultivating talent to help drive change

CCEP: Supply chain developments driven by people

By James Ridler

People are the key drivers of change within the supply chain, not companies, according to Coca-Cola European Partners’ (CCEP’s) associate director of warehousing Clare Bottle.

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