People & skills

Simon Smith is to take over as the new chief executive of Young's Seafood

Young’s announces new chief executive

By James Ridler

Young’s Seafood has appointed former Seachill managing director Simon Smith as its new chief executive, following the company’s acquisition by pork processor Karro Food Group.

Linwoods has announced plans to close it bakery, with the loss of 70 jobs

Bakery closure to axe 70 jobs

By James Ridler

Northern Ireland-based baker and health foods manufacturer Linwoods has revealed plans to close its bakery, with up to 70 jobs to be axed at the site.

Boris Johnson has been named the new leader of the Conservative party and the UK's new prime minister. Image from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office shared under a Creative Commons 2.0 license

FDF urges new PM to avoid no-deal Brexit

By James Ridler

Food and Drink Federation chief executive Ian Wright has urged new Prime Minister Boris Johnson to steer away from a no-deal Brexit, or risk “destroying” the industry.

Howard: ‘We’re looking forward to continue to grow on a national scale’

Sales and jobs boost for Clearly Drinks

By Noli Dinkovski

A north-east soft drinks manufacturer says investing in people and processes has enabled it to grow revenue by 20% and staff by 50% in the last 12 months.

Sarah Matthews and Bill Treddenick discuss Lorien Engineering Solution's apprenticeship programme

Meet the apprentice: Lorien Engineering Solutions

By James Ridler

Lorien Engineering Solutions apprentice Sarah Matthews talks about her ongoing learning, while operations director Bill Treddenick outlines the importance of meeting the skills challenge head-on

The Food Standards Agency has appointed Emily Miles as the new chief executive

Food Standards Agency appoints new chief exec

By James Ridler

Emily Miles – current acting director general for the EU exit delivery group at the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) – has been appointed the next chief executive of the Food Standards Agency (FSA).

Hughes: 'Great news for our team, for our region and for UK manufacturing'

Export success prompts Haribo to create 50 jobs

By Rod Addy

Haribo UK is creating 50 jobs at its Castleford facility in West Yorkshire as it grows production after securing a lucrative contract to export confectionery to the US.

from humble beginnings to a globally recognised brand, Grenade talks its growth and plans for the future

Business leaders

How to blow up a brand: inside Grenade

By Aidan Fortune

Alan and Juliet Barratt set up Grenade in 2009, which has grown into a sales juggernaut. The duo discuss building a brand that is blowing away the competition.

Operating in the Outer Hebrides is both challenging and rewarding for the Isle of Harris Distillers

Me and my team

Distilling island life: Isle of Harris Distillers

By Simon Erlanger

Running a spirits business in the Outer Hebrides brings challenges, but it also offers an opportunity to tell a unique story, says Isle of Harris Distillers managing director Simon Erlanger.

Kerry Foods supplies own-label products to a range of retailers, including all the top supermarkets

Brewer offers help as hundreds of Kerry jobs go

By Rod Addy

Molson Coors has offered a lifeline to the 900 workers set to lose their jobs at Kerry Foods’ Burton-Upon-Trent ready meals factory as it prepares to close at the end of August.

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