People & Skills

176 jobs lost as Allied Bakeries closes Cardiff factory

176 jobs axed as bakery confirms closure

By James Ridler

Employees at Allied Bakeries’ Cardiff factory have been made redundant, as the Kingsmill maker confirmed it would be ceasing bakery operations at the site.

Food manufacturing needs to make itself more attractive if it wants to drive recruitment, according to Fennell

Opinion

Opportunity to attract new production talent

By Terry Fennell

Food manufacturers can do more to make the industry more attractive to the general public and help drive recruitment into the sector, according to Terry Fennell, chief executive and responsible officer at food qualifications awarding body FDQ.

Left to right: Business Improvement Techniques apprentice Bavin Gamnadasa and head of people Lauri Duncan

Apprenticeships

Meet the apprentice: Charlie Bigham’s

By James Ridler

Ready meal company Charlie Bigham’s head of people Lauri Duncan says a strong apprenticeship programme is key to attracting ‘brilliant, talented people’, who are at the heart of what it does. Planner Bavin Gamnadasa outlines his own development with the...

The sale of Greene King to  CK Asset Holdings has put more than 250 jobs at risk

Brewery takeover puts 250 jobs at risk

By James Ridler

Union bosses are seeking assurances for more than 250 jobs at brewer and pub estate owner Greene King, after a £2.7bn takeover of the company by CK Asset Holdings (CKA) was announced earlier this week.

The GLAA has launched a consultation into new steps to protect vulnerable workers from exploitation

GLAA moves to stop staff abuse

By Rod Addy

The Gangmasters and Labour Abuse Authority (GLAA) is calling for contributions to the consultation launched last month on new proposals to protect workers across the supply chain from exploitation.

Around Noon are to create 94 jobs as part of a £7m investment

Food-to-go firm invests £7m, creating 94 jobs

By James Ridler

Northern Ireland-based food-to-go specialist Around Noon is to create 94 new jobs as part of a more than £7m investment to develop sales in Great Britain and the Republic of Ireland.

Smith: ‘We chose to handmake our products because, once you focus on large-scale production, all of a sudden it’s high volume, low price and you end up just churning something out’

Me and my team

Fatherson Bakery: Taking homemade to heart

By Laurence Smith

Fatherson Bakery owner and managing director Laurence Smith explains how his experience of bigger businesses is helping the company ‘punch above its weight’.

Use of behavioural psychology can help bread a better food safety culture

A nudge in the right direction

By James Ridler

The use of nudge theory – positive reinforcement and indirect suggestions – can help influence the behaviour and decision-making of workers to reinforce food safety culture and compliance, according to Shield Safety Group strategic advisor Sterling Crew.

The rise in recruitment for regulatory roles has been sparked by consumer demand for more transparency

Regulatory compliance feature

Keen to comply: the rise in regulatory recruitment

By James Ridler

Despite the growing threat posed by Brexit, the recent rise in recruitment for food manufacture regulatory compliance roles is down to other pressures.

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