People & Skills

Tulip reported an operating loss of £17.3m for the full-year ended 30 September 2019

Shadow over 642 jobs at Tulip Tipton

By Rod Addy

Meat processor Tulip Ltd has been forced to enter into collective consultation with employee representatives over the future of its fresh pork manufacturing site in Tipton, where 642 staff work.

Putting people first at Tulip

FMEAs

Putting people first at Tulip

By James Ridler

Promoting from within and a focus on getting the job right first time were key to meat processor Tulip’s win at this year’s Food Manufacture Excellence Awards.

Looking to the future with award-winning Fatherson Bakery

FMEAs

Looking to the future with award-winning Fatherson Bakery

By James Ridler

A bigger focus on seasonal goods and developing new vegan products will guide the future of Fatherson Bakery, Small Bakery Manufacturing Company of the Year at the Food Manufacture Excellence Awards 2020.

Award winning ingredients firm on the importance of family

Family first at award-winning Bumble Hole Foods

By James Ridler

Strong family ties and a commitment to ethical production are key drivers for Bumble Hole Foods, winner of the Ingredients Manufacturing Company of the Year at this year’s Food Manufacture Excellence Awards.

Docherty: ‘Learning about the candidates beforehand ... can help to build a relationship and encourage a friendly, respectful atmosphere in the training room’

Opinion

Optimising behaviour during training

By Simon Docherty

Simon Docherty, manager at the RTITB Instructor Academy, looks at the effect of a person’s attitude on their training and the steps instructors can take to encourage a positive attitude to make trainees more receptive to learning.

Food Manufacture Company of the Year: Raynor Foods

Award winner Raynor Foods: model could inspire others

By James Ridler

Raynor Foods could be a model for other food firms with its on-site hydroponic vertical farm supplying its factory, claimed executive chairman Matt Raynor after winning Food Manufacture’s top award.

Left to right: Apprentice Martin Stewart and manager John Whalen

Meet the apprentice: Uin Foods

By James Ridler

Glasgow-based Uin Foods’ apprenticeship scheme aims to stretch those enrolled on it, encouraging them to come up with their own answers. Apprentice Martin Stewart and manager John Whalen explain how this process benefits both the learner and the company.

Muir: ‘We need more highly skilled and trained people, but building up the industry’s reputation will be difficult’

The food and drink industry’s image problem

By James Ridler

A lack of food and drink engineers is down to more than just numbers, says Selby College assistant director Ian Muir (pictured) … and it’s up to industry to ring the changes.

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