People & Skills

Hovis is one of the first food companies to sign the Trade Union Congress's Dying to Work charter

Hovis signs up to ‘Dying to Work’ charter

By James Ridler

Hovis has signed up to the Trade Union Congress’s (TUC) ‘Dying to Work’ charter in a bid to more effectively support employees affected by terminal illness.

Senior hires in the food and drink industry

Senior hires in the food and drink industry

By James Ridler

Senior hires at Müller Yogurt & Desserts and the appointment of a new planning director at potato processor Branston head up this photo gallery of people on the move in the food and drink manufacturing sector.

Jesper Højer's appointment is the latest senior hire at The Meatless Farm Co

Former Lidl CEO joins The Meatless Farm Co

By James Ridler

Former Lidl global chief executive Jesper Højer has joined plant-based meat manufacturer The Meatless Farm Company as its new chair, following a string of appointments at the company.

The new Diversity in Food and Grocery report drew on data captured from over 200 companies

Food firms lagging on workplace diversity

By Dan Colombini

Food and drink firms have remained “behind the curve” on diversity and inclusion in the workplace, despite recent improvements across the industry, according to a new report.

During the workshops, teachers cooked a number of Northern Ireland Farm Quality Assured (NIFQA) beef and lamb recipes relevant for all key stages

LMC raises red meat awareness with skills workshop

By Dan Colombini

The Livestock and Meat Commission for Northern Ireland (LMC) has used workshops to boost the skills of around 60 food and nutrition teachers, as well as highlighting the benefits of the region’s beef and lamb.

The union told Food Manufacture that greater protection was required for workers when it came to understanding the pitfalls of takeover activity

Unite urges Government clarity on food M&As

By Dan Colombini

Unite the Union has called for greater public awareness around food business M&A activity after the release of its new report urging the Government to support the UK manufacturing sector.

Smith: ‘Telling people the impact, the ‘I’ of SBI, helps them to understand the why’


Engaging in the art of regular feedback

By Darren Smith

Making Business Matter chief meaning officer and founder Darren Smith looks at the power of regular positive feedback in raising worker morale.

Zak Bradford (left) and Andrew Brown (right) discuss the highlights of Vimto Out of Home's apprenticeship programme

Meet the apprentice: Vimto Out of Home

By James Ridler

Vimto Out of Home’s Swindon Centre of Technical Excellence in Wiltshire trains its apprentices to ensure high-quality drinks dispense. Here, senior technical manager Andrew Brown and apprentice Zak Bradford explain the benefits of the scheme.

MDS' rotating system of work placements allow graduates to experience the length and breadth of the food and drink industry

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Secondment chances: finding a place in the industry

By James Ridler

Management Development Services’ novel secondment programme means there are no shortage of graduates willing to sign up – but the difficulty of finding placements can throw a spanner in the works, as chair Christine Tacon (pictured) explains.

Hynes: 'ripe opportunity for R&D'

Plant-based company names product development head

By Rod Addy

British plant-based firm The Meatless Farm Company has appointed Dr Peter Hynes as its new head of research and development (R&D) to build on the company’s innovation in vegan mince, burgers and sausages.

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