People & Skills

Access tot talent is one of the leading factors in a business's decision to invest in R&D

Innovation impacted by access to talent

By James Ridler

Access to talent and the impact of Brexit were two of the biggest factors affecting investment in research and development (R&D), according to new findings from business performance consultancy Ayming.

Mario Reis has been appointed chief supply chain officer at Pladis

Pladis makes senior supply chain hire

By James Ridler

Biscuit and snacks giant Pladis has appointed a new chief supply chain officer to oversee its global supply chain operations.

the new National Centre of Excellence for Food Engineering secured £2.78m from the European Regional Development Fund

New centre addresses engineering skills gap

By James Ridler

A new training centre to tackle the shortage of skilled engineers in the food and drink industry has been officially opened by Sheffield Hallam University.

The FDSC report highlighted the shortages in leadership skills across the food and drink supply chain

Report highlights lack of management skills

By James Ridler

A lack of management and leadership skills in the food and drink sector is acting as a barrier to the adoption of new technologies, according to research led by Sheffield Hallam University and the Food and Drink Federation (FDF).

Tulip currently operates 17 factories across the UK, supplying top retail and foodservice customers

Tulip plans 270 job cuts at Bodmin plant

By Rod Addy

Tulip Ltd’s planned 270 job cuts as it faces the closure of its Bodmin plant in Cornwall represent ‘another shock wave to the already battered Cornish economy’, according to trade union Unite.

NMiTE aims to meet the needs of an industry desperate for new engineers

Learning provider profile

NMiTE: The new kid in town

By James Ridler

Challenger learning provider NMiTE will offer a new model of engineering training designed to meet industry needs head-on – and food and drink manufacturers are champing at the bit to reap the cream of the crop.

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