People & Skills

A shortage of vets in the UK has been highlighted in a Migration Advisory Committee report

UK meat vet shortage highlighted

By Aidan Fortune

The troubling lack of veterinary staff in the UK meat industry has been highlighted in a new report by the Migration Advisory Committee (MAC).

Alan Goldie talks us through staff motivations, factory anniversaries and the future of Burton's Biscuits

Me and my team

Baking up a storm at Burton’s

By Alan Goldie

Factory general manager Alan Goldie explains how Burton’s Edinburgh site has used motivation and technology to create a culture shift and improve performance.

Bakkavor has opened new facilities for its employees at its Highbridge site

Bakkavor opens £800k employee facilities

By James Ridler

Bakkavor Desserts has opened new £800,000 employee facilities at its Highbridge, Somerset factory, as part of its continued investment in the site.

Supplies of alcoholic and soft drinks could be disrupted if strike action goes ahead

Drinks supplies at risk as workers threaten strike action

By Helen Gilbert

Supplies of alcoholic and soft drinks under the Britvic, Pepsi, Coca-Cola, Carlsberg and Coors brands could run short in some parts of the UK this summer if strike action at a drinks logistics business goes ahead.

Müller will close its Foston site, claimed Usdaw

Union confirms Müller factory closure

By James Ridler

More than 200 jobs are at risk at Müller Milk & Ingredients’ Foston plant in South Derbyshire, after the dairy processor confirmed plans to close the site, according to the Union of Shop, Distributive and Allied Workers (Usdaw).

Former Samworth Brothers group chief executive Brian Stein

Ex-boss of Samworth Brothers to chair Branston

By Rod Addy

Brian Stein, former group chief executive of Samworth Brothers, is succeeding Guy McCracken as chairman of potato processor Branston, having been a non-executive director on its board.

2 Sisters Food Group has announced plans to close its Witham processing facility

2 Sisters to close poultry site

By Aidan Fortune

2 Sisters Food Group has announced plans to close one of its poultry processing plants in a bid to grow efficiencies in its supply chain.

Robson: 'There was a very thorough induction process'

SK Chilled Foods powers ahead with recruitment

By Rod Addy

SK Chilled Foods has examined hundreds of applicants in a recent recruitment drive and the snack foods and ready meals manufacturer has succeeded in filling two thirds of its available posts.

Employers need to engage millenials if they want to retain them

Benefit from addressing the needs of millennials

By David Woakes

The need for millennials to live untethered lifestyles has to be addressed by employers if they want to keep them on longer than two years, according to David Woakes, group business development manager at Jonathan Lee Recruitment

Bret Hill (left) and Pete Hill discuss their experiences with Hovis' apprenticeship programme

Apprenticeships

Meet the apprentice: Hovis

By James Ridler

Providing a thorough experience of the manufacturing process through hands-on training in the industry is key to moulding highly skilled apprentices at Hovis, according to engineering apprentice Bret Hill and human resources director Pete Hill.

Networking group Meat Business Women met in Painters Hall in London

ASF threat causing CVO sleepless nights

By Michelle Perrett

The UK's chief veterinary officer Christine Middlemiss has said that African swine fever (ASF) is the disease that “keeps her awake at night”.

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