People & Skills

Karro is a leading supplier of bacon, gammon, fresh pork, frozen sausage, ham and cooked meats

Karro Food Malton hires 278 workers

By Rod Addy

Pork processor Karro Food Group has hired 278 workers at its Malton site since the start of the lockdown in March and its recruitment drive continues.

Bakkavor is to create 127 new jobs in Highbridge

Bakkavor to create 127 new jobs

By James Ridler

Desserts manufacturer Bakkavor is to create 127 new jobs at its Highbridge site as it gears up for the busy Christmas period.

Tom Fiennes is Britvic's new commercial sustainability director

Britvic appoints new commercial sustainability head

By James Ridler

Drinks manufacturer Britvic has named Tom Fiennes as its new commercial sustainability director for its operations in Great Britain, succeeding Trystan Farnworth, who has been appointed commercial director for Britvic in Ireland.

Raynor Foods was the overall 2020 winner of the awards. Who will claim the prize in 2021?

Food Manufacture Excellence Awards: finalists revealed

By Rod Addy

It’s just over eight months since hundreds of leaders in food and drink processing gathered at London’s Marriott Hotel Grosvenor Square to celebrate the 2020 Food Manufacture Excellence Awards, but it feels a lot longer.

Proposed plans (pictured) for the Rowan Foods site in Wrexham

Rowan Foods in factory expansion

By James Ridler

Local councillors have shown support for the planned expansion of Rowan Foods' production facility in Wrexham, north Wales.

Oscar Mayer's Chard operations makes supermarket own-label ready meals

Oscar Mayer Chard: 860 potential redundancies

By Rod Addy

Oscar Mayer is proposing to transfer production of supermarket own-label ready meals away from Chard in Somerset, putting 860 workers under threat of redundancy after managers ran out of options.

Brexit could lead to disruption along the Irish border, according to a consortium of UK unions

Trade unions unite to oppose no-deal Brexit

By James Ridler

Trade unions have united to urge the Government to do ‘whatever it takes’ to secure a trade deal with the EU to save jobs and prevent a schism along the Irish border.

Left to right: Kepak apprentice Aaron Buckler, HR manager Karan Dyer, Cambrian Training's Jones, apprentice Rebecca Sage and site director Hughes

Meat processor Kepak launches apprenticeship drive

By Rod Addy

Wales's largest meat processor Kepak has signed up to the Welsh government’s Apprenticeship Programme to boost workforce skills, aiming to bring 100 existing staff on board the scheme within a year.

Ryan: 'Industry needs to act, and act now.'

How to tackle lack of women in meat industry

By Rod Addy

Ways to tackle the lack of female workers in the meat industry have been outlined by a new report that reveals just 36% of the workforce in the sector are women.

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