People & Skills

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 Gwen 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.

Workplace fatalities have dropped since 2018, according to the HSE

Workplace fatalities fall in 2019

By Gwen Ridler

Workplace deaths across the manufacturing sector – including food and drink firms – have fallen over the past year, according to the Health and Safety Executive’s (HSE’s) annual workplace fatality figures for 2019/20.

Duncan Everett has been appointed chief executive of Noble Foods

Kerry Foods CEO joins Noble Foods

By Gwen Ridler

Kerry Foods chief executive Duncan Everett has left the chilled foods manufacturer to head up egg processor Noble Foods.

Nick Robinson has been appointed chief executive of Kerry Foods

Kerry Foods appoints new chief executive

By Gwen Ridler

Chilled food manufacturer Kerry Foods has promoted Nick Robinson to the role of chief executive from his current position as managing director of consumer brands.

CEIH's new qualification will help address the shortage of food safety officers across the UK

Food safety qualifications to fast track training

By Gwen Ridler

A food hygiene and standards qualification launched by the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health (CIEH) – in collaboration with the Food Standards Agency (FSA) – could help boost the number of trained food safety personnel fast.

Addo Food Group makes chilled pastry products including pork pies, quiches and sausage rolls

Addo Food Group boosts jobs at Palethorpes bakery

By Rod Addy

Addo Food Group is expanding operations at its Palethorpes bakery at Market Drayton in Shropshire, creating 65 new roles to deliver new product development and respond to increased demand for savoury products.

Chatters: 'Sales growth in all trade channels'

Lactalis UK & Ireland names new boss

By Rod Addy

Lactalis UK & Ireland, the UK subsidiary of the French Lactalis Group, has announced the promotion of sales director Mike Chatters to group managing director (MD), effective from 1 June.

AHDB has seen a spike in new signups for its online training programmes

Meat training sign-ups spike since lockdown

By Gwen Ridler

New registrations to the Agriculture & Horticulture Development Board’s (AHDB’s) meat education programme (MEP) have increased by 50% since the coronavirus lockdown.

ABF bosses have elected to take pay cuts in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic

ABF bosses take 50% pay cut

By Gwen Ridler

Associated British Foods (ABF) chief executive George Weston and finance director John Bason have requested a temporary 50% pay cut in anticipation of much lower earnings for the company following the coronavirus outbreak.

2 Sisters CEO Ronald Kers has launched a nationwide recruitment campaign

Coronavirus: 2 Sisters boss urgent appeal

By Gwen Ridler

2 Sisters Food Group chief executive Ronald Kers has launched an urgent appeal for new workers to help the manufacturer meet the unprecedented demand brought on by the coronavirus outbreak.

Abbey Logistics revealed plans to support staff affected by the coronavirus

Coronavirus: Abbey Logistics to reward frontline staff

By Gwen Ridler

Logistics and temperature controlled storage provider Abbey Logistics has pledged to reward its frontline staff with a recognition payment at the end of the year for their commitment during the coronavirus pandemic.

2 Sisters ramps up recruitment in response to the coronavirus

2 Sisters launches coronavirus recruitment campaign

By Gwen Ridler

Poultry processing giant 2 Sisters Food Group has launched recruitment campaigns at multiple sites across its business, as it copes with “unprecedented levels of demand for food”.

(L-R) Billy Goulbourn, technical training and apprentice coordinato and Jack Wade, mechanical maintenance apprentice

Meet the apprentice: Kraft Heinz Kitt Green

By Gwen Ridler

Training apprenticeships is a way of life at Kraft Heinz’s Kitt Green factory in Wigan – reportedly the largest food production site in Europe. Here Jack Wade, mechanical maintenance apprentice, and Billy Goulbourn, technical training and apprentice coordinator,...

Alison O’Brien joins as commercial director

The Flava People builds team for growth

By Michelle Perrett

The Flava People has recruited five new team members including a commercial director and head of retail in the first quarter of 2020 as part of a rapid growth business plan.

Tulip reported an operating loss of £17.3m for the full-year ended 30 September 2019

Shadow over 642 jobs at Tulip Tipton

By Rod Addy

Meat processor Tulip Ltd has been forced to enter into collective consultation with employee representatives over the future of its fresh pork manufacturing site in Tipton, where 642 staff work.

Putting people first at Tulip

FMEAs

Putting people first at Tulip

By Gwen Ridler

Promoting from within and a focus on getting the job right first time were key to meat processor Tulip’s win at this year’s Food Manufacture Excellence Awards.

Looking to the future with award-winning Fatherson Bakery

FMEAs

Looking to the future with award-winning Fatherson Bakery

By Gwen Ridler

A bigger focus on seasonal goods and developing new vegan products will guide the future of Fatherson Bakery, Small Bakery Manufacturing Company of the Year at the Food Manufacture Excellence Awards 2020.

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