People & Skills

OTHER MOVERS

OTHER MOVERS

Fage, manufacturer of premium brand Total Greek Yoghurt, has enlisted the help of top nutritional consultant Michael van Straten to endorse the brand...

Meat - creating the leaders of the future

Meat - creating the leaders of the future

It's an industry seemingly blighted by an un-sexy image, skills shortages and bad press. But a new initiative on the horizon is lighting up the future for meat producers. Rebecca Green takes a look

Dawning of a new age

Dawning of a new age

Finding the right person for the job has never been easy, but new age discrimination laws coming into force this autumn could bring a whole new set of difficulties to the recruitment process, says Rebecca Green

Grabbing the grads

Grabbing the grads

Recruiting graduates into the food and drink manufacturing industry is a bit like leading a horse to water and trying to make it drink, Rebecca Green finds out what can be done to ease the burden on employers

All aboard

All aboard

Although the UK ethnic food market is hotting up it seems the prospect of a career within that industry leaves most young people cold. Rebecca Green finds out what is being done to spice things up and attract some more young blood

Changeovers

Changeovers

John Kermode has joined Scottish food manufacturer Golden Crumb Produce as development chef. He will be responsible for introducing innovative ideas...

The Firm

The Firm

:Your cut-out-and-keep guide to top employers. 63. Finsbury Food Group

High flyers

High flyers

This month, an elite group of 30 senior managers handpicked from Europe’s top food manufacturers and retailers will start a course designed...

Road to the top

Road to the top

By Elaine Watson

Who runs the UK's top food manufacturers, and did they follow a predictable path to the top? Elaine Watson finds out how to climb the greasy pole

Drummond Hall

Drummond Hall

CEO Dairy CrestCAREER PATH:Began his career at Procter & Gamble after graduating in economics at Edinburgh. Held marketing roles at Procter &...

Beauty and the feast

Beauty and the feast

Eating yourself beautiful? It seems an unlikely proposition, and yet one that some big food firms think offers huge potential opportunities. Kathy Watson reports

Changeovers

Changeovers

The Authentic Food Company has appointed Robert Gong as development chef and head of product sourcing (Europe) to work with new product development...

Lost in translation

Lost in translation

By Elaine Watson

A picture might tell a thousand words, but will it satisfy the health and safety inspectors, and do all staff know what it means? Elaine Watson reports

Changeovers

Changeovers

Ready-to-use pastry manufacturer Saxby's has promoted former operations director Brian Homewood to the new role of commercial director. He has worked...

Cooking to order

Cooking to order

By Elaine Watson

Why hire a full-time chef when you only need his expertise three times a year? Elaine Watson looks at the rise of the interim market in product development

THE FIRM:

THE FIRM:

Your cut-out-and-keep guide to top employers. No 60: Inter Link Foods

Changeovers

Changeovers

Philip Jones has joined Riverside Food Services as cold store manager at its recently acquired facility in Four Crosses, Powys. Jones brings a wealth...

Hired Guns

Hired Guns

By Elaine Watson

Smart talking chancers out to make a fast buck, or the real drivers of change in the industry? Elaine Watson explores the role of interim managers in food

Changeovers

Changeovers

Emma Smedley has joined Sundora Foods as new product development manager. Smedley was previously with canned ready meals producer Westler Foods,...

Bridging the gulf

Bridging the gulf

By Elaine Watson

It's a familiar tale of woe, and it starts in the classroom. Teacher shortages, poor links with industry, a raft of more enticing options at GCSE, A-level and degree level, and a skills shortage that could turn into a timebomb if the industry doesn't...

Changeovers

Changeovers

Fred Ponnavoy has joined makers of chilled chocolate products Gü Chocolate Puds as NPD manager where he will be responsible for creating new...

Feedback: the breakfast of champions at Authentic Food

Feedback: the breakfast of champions at Authentic Food

Foot massages, cash prizes and a packed social calendar to inspire the troops? They are not a substitute for decent pay and career development, but part of a package of measures that makes The Authentic Food Company one of the best small companies to...

THE FIRM:

THE FIRM:

Your cut out and keep guide to top employers. 58. Robert Wiseman Dairies

Changeovers

Changeovers

Dr Stewart McLelland is the new md of Macrae Food Group. An experienced and qualified food scientist, he has held a number of senior management roles...

If it's a proper job you want, then food and drink is for you

If it's a proper job you want, then food and drink is for you

By Rick Pendrous

Food and drink manufacturers are looking for bright young graduates who have technical and interpersonal skills, but who also are not frightened by a challenging working environment. Rick Pendrous reports from this year's Careers in Food and Drink...

THE FIRM:

THE FIRM:

Your cut-out-and-keep guide to top employers. 57 Grampian Country Food Group

Changeovers

Changeovers

Snowbird Foods has appointed David Jones its new technical manager at its North London-based fully-cooked sausage factory. Jones joined the company...

THE FIRM:

THE FIRM:

Your cut-out-and-keep guide to top employers, 56.The Edrington group

Changeovers

Changeovers

Andrew Niznik has returned to Southwall Indian ready meals producer Noon Products as technical director after a spell running an Indian restaurant in...