People & Skills

Hugh Cawley has stepped down from his role as RGF chief executive

Real Good Food chief executive steps down

By James Ridler

Speciality baking ingredients manufacturer Real Good Food (RGF) chief executive Hugh Cawley has stepped down from his role with immediate effect and is to leave the company by the end of this month (September 2019).

Echeverría (pictured) replaces Ron Lewis as chief customer service and supply chain officer

New supply chain boss at CCEP

By Helen Gilbert

Coca-Cola European Partners’ (CCEP’s) José Antonio Echeverría has replaced Ron Lewis as chief customer service and supply chain officer.

Whitehouse: 'Encouraged by the improved performance of the business over the last couple of years'

Premier Foods appoints new CEO

By Rod Addy

Premier Foods has appointed Alex Whitehouse as chief executive officer (CEO) effective from 30 August, replacing Gavin Darby, who stepped down from the role at the start of this year.

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.

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