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Top tips from Business Leaders Forum #1: Invest in cybersecurity

By Bethan Grylls

Last week at our annual Business Leaders Forum, experts came together to discuss the most pressing topics, including the very real threat of cyberattacks. Here we hear how it can impact a business and some top tips for securing your operations.

Kepak is offering 200 free training courses, in partnership with the National Skills Academy for Food and Drink


Kepak offers 200 funded training courses

By Gwen Ridler

Meat processor Kepak is to offer free training places in partnership with the National Skills Academy for Food & Drink (NSAFD), with 200 places available to individuals interested in a career in the sector.

Nimisha Raja pictured (centre) at the Food Manufacture Excellence Awards


Winning at FMEAs and how it helped boost business

By Bethan Grylls

With the Food Manufacturing Awards nearing, Food Manufacture caught up with one of our previous winners to find out more about their story, how their business is faring and what impact the awards had...

People on the move in the food and drink industry in 2023


Food and drink industry appointment round-up

By Gwen Ridler

Silvery Tweed Cereals, Q Catering and Fabcon Food Systems all made senior appointments this past month, featured in this round-up of people on the move in the food and drink industry.

Read our long awaited 2023 report on key food and drink trends


Key trends for 2023’s food and drink industries

By Michelle Perrett

With the last several years including a series of unprecedented events and challenges, Food Manufacture seeks the expertise of several food and drink leaders to find out what’s on the cards for 2023.

Senior appointments in the food sector

Food and drink industry senior appointments

By Michelle Perrett

St Pierre Groupe, Foodservice Equipment Association, Vegware, and Reed Boardall have all announced senior food and drink industry appointments.

GMB members at Pilgrim's Food Masters have rejected a pay deal

Pilgrim’s Food Masters workers reject pay offer

By Gwen Ridler

GMB Union members at Pilgrim’s Food Masters’ Spurway, Greenford site have rejected a ‘paltry’ pay offer from the employer in the face of the cost of living crisis.

Skills shortages and rising cost plague food firms, but is a shift to digitital tech and automation the solution?

Food firms face double whammy of staff shortages and rising costs

By Gwen Ridler

The food and drink industry has been hit with a double whammy of staff shortages and rising costs that have impeded investment and threatens its ability to put affordable food on the UK’s table, according to the National Skills Academy for Food and Drink...

Bill Thurston is the new MD at Frank Roberts & Sons

Senior appointment at baker Frank Roberts & Sons

By Gwen Ridler

Baked goods manufacturer Frank Roberts & Sons has announced the appointment of former Dawn Foods boss and CSM Ingredients senior vice president Bill Thurston as its new managing director.

Enough and Sacla announced senior appointments in the past week

Enough and Sacla announce senior appointments

By Gwen Ridler

Enough has announced the appointment of a new managing director, as pesto firm Sacla revealed a raft of new hires across its sales, marketing and ecommerce teams.

The food and drink sector is facing more strike action

Food and drink workers set for more strike action

By Michelle Perrett

A raft of further strike action is set to plague the food and drink sector as unions continue to call for better pay for staff in the wake of the cost-of-living crisis.

Hovis and Ornua Foods UK announced senior appointments today

Hovis and Ornua Foods UK senior appointments

By Gwen Ridler

Bakery brand Hovis has appointed Jon Jenkins as its new chief executive, effective from 31 October 2022, as Ornua Foods UK announces the appointment of a new managing director.

Kitty Glencross and Stephanie Horsley have joined Dawn Foods as student ambassadors

Dawn Foods appoints student ambassadors

By Gwen Ridler

Bakery ingredients manufacturer Dawn Foods has appointed two new student ambassadors for 2023, in association with University College Birmingham.

Real Good Food to make further job cuts

Real Good Food to make further job cuts

By Michelle Perrett

Real Good Food, the cake decoration food manufacturer, has revealed it will need to make further job cuts as it manages the challenges of “macro-headwinds” fuelled in part by the war in Ukraine.

A taskforce met to plan for the future of Nestle Fadon, set to close next year

Taskforce to discuss future of Nestlé Fawdon

By Gwen Ridler

Newcastle City Council and Nestlé have formed a taskforce to plan the future of the manufacturer’s Fawdon confectionery factory, set to close at the end of 2023.

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