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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.

Job Seekers brings you five F&B vacancies every month. Credit: Getty/SDI Productions

Job Seekers

Job openings in food and drink

By Bethan Grylls

Food Manufacture rounds up more job vacancies – from engineering to NPD – find out about the latest roles in food and drink here.

Hammonds End Farm owner Stuart Roberts addresses attendees from the public sector and the food processing industry. Credit: Carlos Farinha


UK public sector ‘wants to buy more British food’

By William Dodds

Several figures from throughout the British food supply chain met in Hertfordshire on 20 March 2024 to discuss how public sector providers can better work together with farmers and food producers.

L-R: Food Manufacture editor Bethan Grylls with Fran Ball on stage at the 2024 Food Manufacture Excellence Awards

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Arla’s hat trick

By Bethan Grylls

Fran Ball, VP of production at Arla, reflects on what it means to have won at this year’s Food Manufacture Excellence Awards and the processes and people that helped secure the dairy company’s three trophies.

Almost 200 employees across two parts of the business are facing the prospect of redundancy. Credit: Getty / RUNSTUDIO


Almost 200 AG Barr workers face redundancy

By William Dodds

Nearly 200 people working for AG Barr are facing redundancy after the drinks manufacturer confirmed it was making significant changes to how its business operates.

The world is facing simultaneous maritime disruptions, with crucial trade waterways impacted. Credit: Getty/PeterHermesFurian

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F&B industry outlook: from war to inflation

By Bethan Grylls

We are in a period of considerable instability fuelled by political, economic and environmental challenges – Food Manufacture’s latest webinar gathered four experts to take stock on what’s been happening. Here’s the highlights…

Darren Osborn, Henley Bridge's new digital strategy director (left); father and son Simon and William Theakston (from L-R, top right); and Brian Meyer, Holmach's new projects director (bottom, right)


Latest food and drink hires and promotions

By Bethan Grylls

Here is a round-up of the latest appointments from the food and drink industry, including a raft of new positions at ingredients supplier Henley Bridge after a record breaking year.

The 8th March marks International Women's Day. Credit: Getty/MURAVAdesign

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Women lead on ‘conscious capitalism’ in food and drink

By Pip Murray

Pip & Nut founder and chief executive Pip Murray discusses how women are leading the vanguard for ‘conscious capitalism’ and greater environmental, social and governance standards for manufacturers, as well as how her experience as a woman in the...

Food Manufacture visited Baker & Baker's gluten-free facility last month to meet the team

Me & My Team

Baker & Baker and the gluten-free factory

By Matt Ball

Matt Ball, Baker & Baker’s plant manager within its gluten-free site in West Sussex, talks about the facility’s growth in innovation and capability, and how he’s championing safety and retention in his team.

Professor Susan Jebb will step down in June 2024. Credit: FSA


FSA chair to step down in June

By William Dodds

Food Standards Agency (FSA) chair Professor Susan Jebb will step down from the role at the end of June.

The brewery was acquired in May 2023. Credit: Getty / STasker


Black Sheep Brewery CEO steps down

By William Dodds

Black Sheep Brewery has announced that its chief executive Charlene Lyons is stepping down to “pursue other interests”.

Further strike action at Suntory Beverage & Food’s factory in Gloucestershire has been called off. Image: Getty


Strike action called off at Suntory factory

By Gwen Ridler

Workers at Suntory Beverage & Food’s factory in Gloucestershire have called off strike action after securing a new pay deal with the manufacturer.

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