People & Skills

Sweet deal for British Sugar

Sweet deal for British Sugar

British Sugar Group has appointed Gino De Jaegher, md for UK and Ireland. Reporting directly to Group chief executive, Mark Carr, he will take up the...

Covering all the bases

Covering all the bases

By Rod Addy

Migrant workers are a real asset, so long as companies are aware of all the issues, reports Rod Addy

Ulrick & Short appoints board member

Ulrick & Short appoints board member

Ulrick & Short, the clean-label ingredient developer, has appointed Karen Carlyle, former executive director of the regional food group for...

New director for meat processors' body

New director for meat processors' body

Stuart Roberts has been appointed as the new director of the British Meat Processors Association (BMPA).Roberts replaces Maurice McCartney, who left...

Back to school for talent

Back to school for talent

By Rod Addy

Food firms face stiff recruitment targets, so Improve is boosting efforts to attract young people, says Rod Addy

Bakery gets new operations director

Bakery gets new operations director

Andrew Davidson has been appointed operations director at Finsbury Food subsidiary Nicholas & Harris’s Salisbury bakery.The bakery, which...

You reach them and we'll teach them!

You reach them and we'll teach them!

To plug recruitment gaps, designing training that employers want is only half the battle. An industry makeover may also be needed, as Rod Addy discovers at Food Manufacture's fifth HR forum

Fund a feelgood factor

Fund a feelgood factor

Dispensing with outplacement services on grounds of cost could prove a false economy for many firms, says Gail Hunt

'Marsian' joins Young's Seafood

'Marsian' joins Young's Seafood

Katherine Hunter has joined the Board of Young’s Seafood as supply chain director after a spell in the US with Mars. Her job will be to devise and...

Lauritzen takes over at Arla Foods UK

Lauritzen takes over at Arla Foods UK

Group executive director Peter Lauritzen (58), who for the past 13 years has been responsible for Arla Foods’ ingredients business, has been...

Sweet role for Coulson at Glisten

Sweet role for Coulson at Glisten

Glisten, the fast-growing snack and confectionery foods group, has appointed Dave Coulson as its first marketing and development director.The...

Tate & Lyle logistics man heads up FTA

Tate & Lyle logistics man heads up FTA

Andy Haines, head of logistics at Tate & Lyle Sugars Europe, is the new President of the Freight Transport Association (FTA), succeeding John...

Knowledge source

Knowledge source

The National Skills Academy for food and drink manufacturing opens this month. Gail Hunt finds out what it will mean for the industry

A stitch in time saves nine

A stitch in time saves nine

The promise of reduced labour costs, increased productivity and no overtime is any employer's dream, but by challenging traditional shift patterns it could become a reality. Rebecca Green reports

Jefferson joins MKG board

Jefferson joins MKG board

Andrew Jefferson has been appointed a director of frozen food wholesaler MKG Foods.Jefferson, a third-generation member of the Mayling family which...

Farm to fork gets a boost

Farm to fork gets a boost

Cornwall. Home to beaches, pasties ... and food manufacturing. Rebecca Green reports on the latest venture from Duchy College, aimed at encouraging this growing industry

NPD supremo for Eat Natural

NPD supremo for Eat Natural

Snack bar manufacturer Eat Natural has appointed Harriet Gregory - also known as ‘H’ - as head of ‘Taste Matters’. She will be in charge of...

How do we know when we get there?

How do we know when we get there?

By Kevin Bennett

To be successful, any improvement programme needs not only a vision, but also progress and goal indicators. Therefore, establishing the right...

Wise up to e-learning

Wise up to e-learning

Want to improve training and raise efficiency at the same time? One e-learning package is promising just that. Rebecca Green takes a look

You don't always get what you want ...

You don't always get what you want ...

So, you're not happy about the talent pool you have to draw from? With enough support, radical new proposals might just give you what you need. Rick Pendrous reports from Food Manufacture's fourth HR forum

Fresh campaign boss

Fresh campaign boss

The Fresh Produce Consortium (FPC), the trade association which supports the UK fruit and vegetable industry, has appointed Anthony Levy as chairman...

Closing the gap

Closing the gap

By Kevin Bennett

Having established the future vision and baseline, the next critical stage for any Improvement programme is to create a robust action plan. This must...

Move with the times

Move with the times

A new survey from interim management provider Albemarle looks at changing employment trends in the sector. Rebecca Green reports

Dawn of a new age in Europe

Dawn of a new age in Europe

Bakery products supplier Dawn Foods has appointed Jean-Francois Duquesne as its new senior vice president for Europe as part of its global expansion...