People & Skills

The Food Standards Agency has appointed Emily Miles as the new chief executive

Food Standards Agency appoints new chief exec

By James Ridler

Emily Miles – current acting director general for the EU exit delivery group at the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) – has been appointed the next chief executive of the Food Standards Agency (FSA).

Hughes: 'Great news for our team, for our region and for UK manufacturing'

Export success prompts Haribo to create 50 jobs

By Rod Addy

Haribo UK is creating 50 jobs at its Castleford facility in West Yorkshire as it grows production after securing a lucrative contract to export confectionery to the US.

from humble beginnings to a globally recognised brand, Grenade talks its growth and plans for the future

Business leaders

How to blow up a brand: inside Grenade

By Aidan Fortune

Alan and Juliet Barratt set up Grenade in 2009, which has grown into a sales juggernaut. The duo discuss building a brand that is blowing away the competition.

Operating in the Outer Hebrides is both challenging and rewarding for the Isle of Harris Distillers

Me and my team

Distilling island life: Isle of Harris Distillers

By Simon Erlanger

Running a spirits business in the Outer Hebrides brings challenges, but it also offers an opportunity to tell a unique story, says Isle of Harris Distillers managing director Simon Erlanger.

Kerry Foods supplies own-label products to a range of retailers, including all the top supermarkets

Brewer offers help as hundreds of Kerry jobs go

By Rod Addy

Molson Coors has offered a lifeline to the 900 workers set to lose their jobs at Kerry Foods’ Burton-Upon-Trent ready meals factory as it prepares to close at the end of August.

Tacon: 'I want to leave this role having achieved all I set out to do – and more'

Groceries Code Adjudicator to step down

By Rod Addy

Groceries Code Adjudicator (GCA) Christine Tacon is to step down from her role at the end of her current term in June 2020, delegates at the GCA Annual Conference heard.

Offering a personal touch for food and drink training courses is what Remit Group strives for

Learning provider

Offering a personal approach at Remit Group

By James Ridler

Remit Group’s Fiona Hawkesley explains how its personalised method of training apprentices brings greater benefits to firms than a simple off-the-shelf offer.

Allied Bakeries, which produces Kingsmill products, has put 180 jobs at risk at its Cardiff factory

Allied Bakeries review puts 180 jobs at risk

By James Ridler

Up to 180 jobs are at risk at Allied Bakeries’ Cardiff factory, after the manufacturer announced plans to move production from the site to larger facilities in the UK.

Nigel Fredericks has entered administration at the loss of 250 jobs

Nigel Fredericks enters administration

By Aidan Fortune

London-based meat and poultry wholesaler Nigel Fredericks Trading Limited has been placed in administration, resulting in the loss of 250 jobs.

Role models can help women into engineering

Opinion

Role models can help women into engineering

By Nina Sparks

Nina Sparks, Pladis general manager at the McVitie’s bakery in London, discusses the need of role models in food and drink engineering to encourage more women join the industry.

James Bell (left) and Paul Middlehurst (right) discuss Weetabix's apprenticeship programme

Meet the apprentice: Weetabix

By James Ridler

Breakfast cereals firm Weetabix believes in a flat structure, so that its apprentices’ learning and input help future-proof the business. Here, apprentice James Bell (pictured, left) explains how important this is for his development, while employer Paul...

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