People & Skills

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.

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.

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