People & Skills

Mark Mitchell has taken the role of general manager at Genesis' Magherafelt bakery

Genesis Bakery appoints new general manager

By James Ridler

Northern-Ireland based Genesis Bakery has appointed a new general manager as part of an ongoing recruitment campaign to strengthen its business with the Republic of Ireland.

A number of food and drink firms have announced recruitment plans in the past week

Food and drink recruitment round-up

By James Ridler

New jobs at a bakery rebuilt after a blaze, 400 roles at a food logistics specialist and vacancies at fresh produce supplier AMK Fresh feature in this food and drink recruitment roundup.

Stokes: 'Boxed services, delivery services have seen tremendous demand'

FOOD MAN TALKS

British Game Alliance boss on COVID-19’s market impact

By Rod Addy

As game season approaches, Liam Stokes, chief executive of the British Game Alliance, says the market is likely to deliver 70% of usual volumes due to game farmers’ cautious approach to supply.

EIT Food outlines food industry M&A, projects and product trends

EIT Food boss exclusive interview part 2

EIT Food outlines M&A prospects and food trends

By James Ridler

Short-term prospects for food industry mergers and acquisitions, the sector’s resilience during the pandemic and emerging product trends feature in the second part of this exclusive interview with EIT Food boss Andy Zynga.

EIT Food CEO on funding the fight against COVID-19

EIT Food boss exclusive interview: part 1

Coronavirus funding fostering food firm innovation

By James Ridler

In this exclusive interview, Andy Zynga, boss of European Institute of Innovation & Technology (EIT) Food, addresses likely access to funding after the Brexit transition period and three funding recipients that caught his eye.

David Nairn has stepped down as MD of Burts Snacks

Former SHS Group drinks head to become Burts Snacks boss

By James Ridler

Burts Snacks managing director (MD) David Nairn has stepped down from his role after 14 years leading the business and is being replaced by the former MD of SHS Group’s drinks division David McNulty.

The BFAWU has raised grievances overs the apparent overlooking of their members for agency staff at Greencore Northampton

Greencore in trade union row over agency workers

By James Ridler

Prepared foods manufacturer Greencore is in dispute with the Bakers, Food and Allied Workers Union (BFAWU) for hiring agency staff to meet demand while lower paid employees remain on furlough.

Princes brands include Napolina; Crisp 'n Dry, Flora and Mazola cooking oils and Branston baked beans

Princes Group backs lifeline for modern slavery victims

By Rod Addy

Ambient food and drink processor Princes has teamed up with Bright Future, an employment programme that provides victims of modern slavery with a pathway to paid employment and reintegration into society.

The past month has seen a number of appointments in the food and drink industry

People on the move in the food and drink industry

By James Ridler

Appointments are food logistics firm Walker Logistics, Magners Cider owner C&C Group and Kerry Foods are all featured in this round-up of people on the move in the food and drink industry.

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