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How many times do you check your distribution list? Santa recommends at least twice. Credit: Getty/Wavebreakmedia

The Talent Poole

Leadership perspectives from a leader in global distribution

By Jon Poole

At this time of year, most food business leaders are, inevitably, extremely busy. However, this month The Talent Poole was fortunate enough to secure a special interview with one of the best known and most successful global distribution leaders of our...

Kerry Gainsborough's senior leadership team, with Angie third from left, standing. Credit: Kerry

Me & My Team

Leading a factory, motherhood and the menopause

By Angie Grocock

Kerry’s plant manager for its Gainsborough site, Angie Grocock, talks about her unconventional career path and the importance of positive leadership.

Natural cleaning products are growing in popularity. Credit: Bioshield

Feature

How clean is your factory?

By William Dodds

Food Manufacture explores how the food and drink industry can make improvements in the areas of food safety, hygiene and cleaning.

Four firms have been named as finalists for Employer of the Year

News

Meet the finalists: Employer of the Year

By William Dodds

The finalists for the 2024 Food Manufacture Excellence Awards have been chosen, and four businesses are in the running for Employer of the Year.

FMEA Business Leader of the Year 2024 finalists

News

Meet the finalists: Business Leader of the Year

By Bethan Grylls

The finalists for the 2024 Food Manufacture Excellence Awards have been announced; here’s a bit more about those in the line-up for Business Leader of the Year.

Credit: Graham Wilkinson to join AHDB as new CEO. Credit: Getty/kokouu

News

AHDB gains new CEO

By Bethan Grylls

Graham Wilkinson has been announced as the Agricultural and Horticultural Development Board’s (AHDB) new chief executive officer, with the current CEO Tim Rycroft stepping down this December.

How will food factories need to evolve to keep apace with rising consumption? Credit: Getty/kynny

Long read

What will the future factory look like?

By Bethan Grylls

Bethan Grylls explores how food and beverage manufacturers will need to adapt to increased consumption, alongside pressures around sustainability with insight from a range of experts.

Cabinet shake-up sees  Steve Barclay named the new head of Defra. Image: Getty, Oversnap

News

New Defra secretary in major cabinet reshuffle

By Gwen Ridler

Former health secretary Steve Barclay has been appointed environment secretary as part of a major shake-up of the cabinet, as previous Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) head Therese Coffey resigns from the role.

Jon Poole interviews Cameron Rigg and Claire Martino to talk coaching and mentoring

The Talent Poole

Growing talent through coaching and mentoring

By Jon Poole

This month in The Talent Poole, we hear from Cameron Rigg and Claire Martino, both part of a small group of volunteers who have created and run the mentoring scheme, ‘Flourish-in-Food’.

Looking after the power behind the supply chain. Credit: Getty/timsa

Opinion

Taking care of the people behind the supply chain

By Chris Gamm

Chris Gamm, chief executive of hospitality charity, Springboard, discusses the importance of protecting your staff when it comes to fostering reliability through the supply chain.

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