People & Skills

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”.

Heineken owners top food and drink Rich List

Rich List 2019

Heineken owners top food and drink Rich List

By James Ridler

Heineken owners Charlene de Carvalho-Heineken and Michel de Carvalho have once again topped the list of the wealthiest people in UK food and drink manufacturing, featured in this photo gallery.

Plans to change shift patterns threaten jobs at Moy Park in Lincolnshire

Moy Park shift plans threaten 82 jobs

By James Ridler

Up to 82 jobs are at risk at Moy Park’s Lincolnshire site, after the poultry processor announced plans to streamline shift patterns at the site.

Allen became Dairy Crest CEO on 1 January 2007

Dairy Crest boss replaced

By Helen Gilbert

Dairy Crest chief executive officer (CEO) Mark Allen has stepped down and been replaced by the company’s deputy chief executive and group finance director Tom Atherton.

Drawing on traditional brewing techniques, Hofmeister has been reborn to tease customers to 'follow the bear' once more

Business leaders

Hofmeister: Built up from the bear bones

By Rod Addy

Two longstanding friends are drawing on a Bavarian brewer’s process and recipe to successfully reinvent a well-known lager that was shelved 25 years ago.

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