People & Skills

Geest: we are tough on poor staff, but reward the good

Geest: we are tough on poor staff, but reward the good

By Rick Pendrous

Geest's group HR director Mark Martin has dealt with some tricky staff issues of late, including the redundancies of 10% of its management jobs. Yet the company is still a model employer, he tells Rick Pendrous

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Your cut-out-and-keep guide to top employers. 53. William Jackson

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Ron Mellow of HJ Heinz is the new chairman of the Chilled Food Association (CFA). Previously vice chairman, Mellow has been a member of CFA's...

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Your cut-out-and-keep guide to top employers 52. Richmond Foods

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Eddie Isherwood has joined Peter Hunt's Bakery Foods in the newly-created position of supply chain manager. He joins from Airbus, where he was a...

Students show new interest in food and drink courses

Students show new interest in food and drink courses

Uptake of undergraduate food and drink courses is finally on the increase, but will this lead to an end of the skills shortage? Stefan Chomka assesses graduate job prospects in the food and drink industry

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THE FIRM

Your cut-out-and-keep guide to top employers 51. Glenmorangie

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Bakery manufacturer Dawn Foods has named Kevin Hodge as its European product development manager. He comes from Macphie Ingredients where he was in...

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Your cut-out-and-keep guide to top employers. 50. Discovery Foods

Cook's voyage of discovery around the world of NPD

Cook's voyage of discovery around the world of NPD

A chef for 20 years, John Roberts had to trawl deep to find the very un-chef like qualities of patience and compromise needed to develop retail products for the likes of M&S. Stefan Chomka traces his career

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Changeovers

Norman Soutar, former director of corporate strategy at Baxters Food Group, has taken up the new role of group md. Audrey Baxter remains executive...

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