People & Skills

Business the LFC way

Business the LFC way

There is more going on behind the scenes at the London Food Centre than you might imagine. Rebecca Green discovers what it has to offer the food industry

Macrae appoints new HR manager

Macrae appoints new HR manager

Seafood processor Macrae Edinburgh has appointed Alan Cook as human resources (HR) manager.Cook’s role was previously split between managing human...

Day in the life of the Food Chain

Day in the life of the Food Chain

Dr Arthur Day, a prominent figure in the field of food innovation, and a specialist in chocolate and confectionery production, has joined The Food...

Continuous Improvement - Where are they now?

Continuous Improvement - Where are they now?

By Kevin Bennett

Establishing an accurate, honest, and, where required, critical picture of 'where we are now' in improvement programmes is never easy. However, it is...

The big shake up

The big shake up

It's training, but not as we currently know it. Rebecca Green examines the radical reform of food and drink qualifications being led by sector skills council Improve to help address the industry's skills problems

Warburton takes over the reins at Uniq

Warburton takes over the reins at Uniq

Uniq, the troubled European chilled foods group, has announced that chairman Nigel Stapleton will be stepping down as chairman at the end of the...

Challenger Foods promotes Gill

Challenger Foods promotes Gill

Sunderland-based poultry specilaist Challenger Foods has appointed Richie Gill as its commercial director. Gill, previously site buyer and planning...

Ops director for New England Foods

Ops director for New England Foods

New England Seafood, the Surrey-based premium fish importer and processor, has appointed Steve Elkins as operations director. Elkins has over 20...

Production controller relishes new job

Production controller relishes new job

Speciality chutney, relishes and sauces maker Tracklements has appointed Ben Read as production controller to look after logistics and quality...

Get motivated

Get motivated

Food and drink employers need to focus on staff retention and motivation techniques, not recruitment, if the industry is to tackle falling employment levels. Rebecca Green reports

Pasta Foods strengthens export team

Pasta Foods strengthens export team

Pasta Foods, the UK manufacturer of pasta and snack pellets has appointed Mark Husband to head up the company's global customer team. The company is...

Industry gets in line for learning

Industry gets in line for learning

Fresh from a £2.9M investment and with more in the pipeline, Holbeach Technology Park is doing its bit for the industry, says Rebecca Green

Continuous improvement - where we want to be

Continuous improvement - where we want to be

By Kevin Bennett

In order for any improvement programme to be a success, one of the key initial activities is to create a clear vision of what you want to achieve....

Time to get in on the Act

Time to get in on the Act

The Gangmasters Licensing Act comes into force later this year, but employers and agencies need to start preparing now if they are to avoid falling foul of the new regulations. Rebecca Green looks at what the changes will mean for the food industry

New HR manager at General Mills UK

New HR manager at General Mills UK

General Mills has appointed Sue Swanborough as human resources director. Reporting directly to General Mills' UK md Jim Moseley, Swanborough will...

New appointments at Fuerst Day Lawson

New appointments at Fuerst Day Lawson

Ingredients supplier Fuerst Day Lawson (FDL) is strengthening its Seeds and Natural Products division with the internal appointment of Marni Anderson...

A fair share

A fair share

They've been around for a while, but Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (KTPs) are enjoying a resurgence in popularity. Rebecca Green looks at what they have to offer the food industry in terms of increased productivity and profit

Patak's boosts its management team

Patak's boosts its management team

Patak's is restructuring its management team to create a more dynamic organisational structure within the business.The most significant changes are...

Culture shock

Culture shock

A raft of new training courses and programmes has been developed to help employers cope with their increasingly multicultural workforces. Rebecca Green takes a look