People & Skills

Ecotrophelia European 2023 winners revealed


Behind the scenes: Ecotrophelia European 2023 finals

By Bethan Grylls

This year's Ecotrophelia European finals saw 14 teams pitted against one another in a battle for the grand prize. Here, we reveal the winners, whilst Team PlanEat from the UK reflect on their journey in this behind the scenes footage.

Jonathan Petrides founded allplants in 2016

Me & My Team

How this frozen ready meal manufacturer carved out a niche

By Jonathan Petrides

Jonathan Petrides, the founder of plant-based frozen ready meal manufacturer allplants, recalls the journey the firm has been on to date, touching on its early beginnings and growing reputation within the sector.

Minette Batters and David Potts annoucned plans to leave their respective roles at NFU and Morrisons


People on the move in the food and drink industry

By Gwen Ridler

NFU president Minette Batters and Morrisons chief executive David Potts have announced plans to leave their roles, covered here in this round-up of people on the move in the food and drink industry.

The new McDonald’s UK&I and Guenther bakery in Coventry will create up to 90 jobs for local people in Coventry


New McDonald’s bakery opens in Coventry

By Bethan Grylls

McDonald’s UK & Ireland and Guenther Bakeries UK Limited have opened the doors to a new bakery following £38m investment that will create fresh buns exclusively for the restaurant chain’s burgers.

What am I entitled to if made redundant? Credit: Getty/WillSelarep

Legal Brief

What you may be entitled to when made redundant

By Alan Lewis

Alan Lewis, partner and employment solicitor at Pearson Solicitors and Financial Advisers, outlines your rights as an employee and what business owners must do when it comes to redundancies.

The UK Government offers employers support in becoming leaders in inclusivity with its Disability Confident Leader scheme. Credit: Getty/MoMo Productions

Short read

Being a Disability Confident Leader

By Bethan Grylls

With the news that Coca-Cola Europacific Partners (CCEP) has retained its status as a Disability Confident Leader in the UK, we hear from the company’s vice president of customer service and supply chain on what it means and how it’ll be championing inclusivity...

The UK has been over reliant on EU-trained vets historically, but regulation post-Brexit has added a spanner in the works. Credit:Getty/andresr

Long read

Solving the UK vet shortage

By Bethan Grylls

Following the UK’s departure from the EU, the UK’s veterinary sector was hit hard. Now, shortages threaten food safety risks and delays at borders – so what can we do to change this bleak narrative?

2023's biggest threats to food and drink manufacturers. Credit: Getty/Richard Drury

Long read

Today’s biggest risks in food and drink manufacturing

By Bethan Grylls

Marsh, a leading insurance broker and risk advisor, recently highlighted several big threats producers should be aware of in 2023. Here we summarise the findings and how one might mitigate against them.

Top tips for prolonging the life of the machinery you rely on day in, day out. Credit: Getty / Monty_Rakus

Long read

Getting the most of out your plant machinery

By Bethan Grylls

Food Manufacture hears from several notable experts in machinery and maintenance to understand how food producers can avoid downtime as a result of machine failure.

Brewdog and Eurofins announced senior appointments this past week


Brewdog and Eurofins announce senior appointments

By Gwen Ridler

Indie drinks firm Brewdog has announced the appointment of a new chief operating officer, as food testing firm Eurofins hires a new head of food safety and food risk.

Food and beverage firms rank high for their recruitment processes. Image: Getty, Luis Alvarez


Food and drink firms offer the best recruitment process

By Gwen Ridler

Food and drink firms are landing top talent thanks to offering some of the best candidate experience in the recruitment process, according to business management software specialist The Access Group.

Carlos Abrams-Rivera (left), and Miguel Patricio (right) (Photo: Business Wire)


New boss at baked bean giant Kraft Heinz

By Gwen Ridler

Sauces and tinned vegetables giant Kraft Heinz has announced the appointment of Carlos Abrams-Rivera as its new chief executive, effective from 1 January 2024.

Ultimately, leadership is about people and, in particular, about having an emotional understanding of customers, of those working within the business, and of other key stakeholders.

The Talent Poole

Empathetic leadership

By Jon Poole

Jackie Bowen shares her experiences and views with ‘The Talent Poole' on empathetic leadership and what this means to her as executive director of the Clean Label Project.

Andy York on the motivation and impact of the organisation’s first-ever Human Rights Impact Assessment

Me & My Team

Human rights: working with teams across the supply chain

By Andy York

Like many large food companies, Pilgrim’s UK relies on multi-functional teams stretching across its supply chain. Here, Andy York, human rights manager, explains the motivation and impact of the organisation’s first-ever Human Rights Impact Assessment....

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