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Christine Tacon is to step down as Red Tractor chair


Tacon to step down as Red Tractor chair

By Gwen Ridler

Christine Tacon is to step down as Red Tractor chair to avoid a potential conflict of interest related to her recent appointment to the board of retailer The Co-op.

Leadership coach, Amy Wilkinson, explains how you can be better networker. Credit: Getty/Compassionate Eye Foundation/David Oxberry

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5 ways to beat networking nerves

By Amy Wilkinson

Leadership coach Amy Wilkinson gives top tips to help you build your conversation confidence and help you forge meaningful connections at food and drink business events.

Pictured top: Graeme Williams, Baker & Baker / Bottom (L-R): Martin Drewery and Paul Trotter, Silvery Tweed


Leadership changes at two bakery producers

By Bethan Grylls

European bakery business Baker & Baker has appointed a new UK CCO, whilst cereal and seed manufacturer Silvery Tweed announces technical manager.

James Arrow (pictured) is the new CEO of Brewdog


Brewdog CEO departs from role after 17 years

By Gwen Ridler

Brewdog has appointed James Arrow as its new chief executive, succeeding co-founder James Watt, as part of the brewer’s succession plan put in place last year.

ERIKS has received more than 2,500 applications for its 2024 apprenticeship programme


Applications for engineering apprenticeships soar

By Gwen Ridler

Young people are scrambling to secure entry-level engineering roles, as industrial service provider ERIKS reveals more than 2,500 people have applied for its 2024 apprenticeship programme.

Pictured from L-R: Adam Park, Matt Birch, Charlotte Hill (Felix Project CEO), Paul Drechsler and Gabriel Fernández. Credit: Left image: BigTImages / Right image: Mars Wrigley


Powerhouses on the move

By Bethan Grylls

Leaders at Amazon Fresh, the International Chamber of Commerce UK, and Hello Fresh have been appointed onto The Felix Project’s Board of Trustees, while Gabriel Fernández steps into the role of president of Global Emerging Markets (GEM) for Mars Snacking.

Philip Raynor, Glebe's Farm's managing director, tells Food Manufacture about his role

All in a Day's Work

All in a Day's Work: Glebe Farm MD

By Philip Rayner

In May's edition of All in a Day's Work, we hear from Glebe Farm's managing director Philip Rayner.

FrieslandCampina's UK-based operational arm is poised for a strategic office relocation in London, Victoria


FrieslandCampina relocates UK headquarters

By Bethan Grylls

After 30 years in the historical West Sussex town of Horsham, the diary giant’s UK arm will be moving its HQ to the hustle and bustle of London, Victoria.

Nimisha Raja 'sold everything' to get Nim's Fruit Crisps of the ground

Food Manufacture Podcast

I sold everything for the business I believed in

By Gwen Ridler

Nimisha Raja, founder and chief executive of air-dried snack manufacturer Nim’s Fruit Crisps, explains the lengths she went to in order to support her business in the latest episode of the Food Manufacture Podcast.

Hildon will take up the role on 7 May 2024. Credit: Ginsters


Ginsters appoints new managing director

By William Dodds

Pasty manufacturer Ginsters has announced the appointment of Langmead Herbs CEO Stephanie Hildon as its new managing director.

Tate & Lyle CFO Dawn Allen and innocent Drinks' COO James Davenport will be departing their roles


C-suites stepping down

By Bethan Grylls

Both innocent Drinks and Tate & Lyle have lost key leaders, as James Davenport and Dawn Allen depart their respective roles as innocent COO and Tate & Lyle CFO.

2023's winners of the Ecotrophelia UK competition at the European final in Germany


UK finalists for Ecotrophelia revealed

By Bethan Grylls

The seven finalists for the 12th edition of the Ecotrophelia UK competition, which challenges students to develop a sustainable and innovative food product from concept to market, have been announced.

Harrison joined the business in 2021 as chief commercial officer. Credit: Princes Group


Princes Group appoints new CEO

By William Dodds

Food and drink manufacturer Princes Group has announced the appointment of Simon Harrison as its new chief executive.

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