People & Skills

Emily Miles steps down as FSA lead


FSA chief executive returns to Defra

By Bethan Grylls

Emily Miles has announced that she will be leaving her role at the Food Standards Agency (FSA) this September, as she departs for a position at Defra.

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Job Seekers

2 Sisters seeks NPD manager

By Bethan Grylls

Among the job listings this month, 2 Sisters Food Group - Meal Solutions is on the lookout for a new product development manager, whilst PepsiCo seeks a manufacturing technician to join its Coventry site.

Meet the leadership expert behind 'The Talent Poole' column as he talks on the importance of finding yourself and leading with authenticity

The Talent Poole

Are you a genuine leader?

By Jon Poole

Jon Poole shares his own experiences and reflects on the views of some of his past guest leaders, as he explores what it means to be an authentic leader.

Asda publishes 2023 Brighter Living Report - here's the key takeaways


96% of Asda’s own-brand packaging now recyclable

By Bethan Grylls

The UK supermarket’s latest Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) report highlights strides made within the areas of packaging, carbon, community and employee wellbeing.

Arla Melton Mowbray Creamery UK to close. Credit: Getty.PicturePartners


Arla fails to find Melton Mowbray buyer

By Bethan Grylls

Following the announcement of a review into its Tuxford & Tebbutt site in January 2024, the dairy manufacturer has been forced to shut down production of the Leicester-based creamery.

Philipp Weiler, development chef at ADM

All in a Day's Work

A day in the life of a development chef

By Bethan Grylls

This month, ADM's Philipp Weiler talks about his inspirations and aspirations, alongside what a typical day is like as a development chef.

The fee for intervention charges from HSE have increased. Credit: Getty/Thank you for your assistant

Legal Brief

Cost pressures mount for F&B manufacturers following HSE fee hike

By Elliott Kenton

Elliott Kenton, partner and health and safety expert at national law firm, Weightmans, takes a look at the Health and Safety Executive’s recent move to increase the fees it charges for inspections – so-called ‘fees for intervention’ – and explains what...

The brewer produces a wide range of beer and cider. Credit: Adnams


Adnams chair to step down

By William Dodds

The chair of beer manufacturer Adnams has confirmed his intention to step down.

William Watkins is the new president of the BSDA


Radnor Hills CEO elected BSDA president

By Gwen Ridler

William Watkins, founder and chief executive of drinks firm Radnor Hills, has been elected president of the British Soft Drinks Association (BSDA).

Business Leaders' Forum attendees discuss labour shortages in the food and drink sector. Credit: Jim Winslet


How can we solve the recruitment crisis?

By William Dodds

Recruitment and labour shortages was on the agenda at Business Leaders’ Forum on 13 June 2024, with senior figures from across the food and drink industry offering their insights and possible solutions.

RSSL's Jacinta George talks nurturing talent with in the latest edition of The Talent Poole.

The Talent Poole

Attracting and growing our future leaders

By Jon Poole

Most leaders aspire to be positive and encouraging - but how do senior leaders inspire, support and empower others to become our leaders of the future?

(L-R) Simon Knight and William Watkins of Radnor Hills


New MD and CEO at Radnor Hills

By Gwen Ridler

Soft drinks manufacturer Radnor Hills has appointed Simon Knight as its new managing director, effective immediately, as his predecessor William Watkins transitions to the role of chief executive.

Amy Moring launched the business in 2017 with co-founder Jeff Webster. Credit: Hunter & Gather

All in a day’s work

A day in the life of a scale-up CEO

By William Dodds

In the latest edition of 'All in a day's work' Hunter & Gather co-founder and CEO Amy Moring discusses her career in food and drink to date and sheds light on her goals for the future.

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

Short read

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.

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