Lowe: ‘It can be really challenging to take a company from just being an idea and growing it quickly’

Me and My team

Brewing up a storm at Fourpure

By Dan Lowe

Dan Lowe (right) founded Fourpure with brother Tom just five years ago. Backed by a new owner, their sights are now set on taking the business to the next level

Food packaging firm’s graduate scheme grows opportunities

Tetra Pak graduate scheme grows opportunities

By James Ridler

Growing new talent can create opportunities for both staff and the company, according to a member of processing and packaging giant Tetra Pak’s graduate programme.

Wagstaff: ‘We all need to invest in developing knowledge and skills to deliver the innovation that companies will need to demonstrate in the current business environment’


How to equip yourself to tackle the ‘B’ word

By Carol Wagstaff

Director of the AgriFood Training Partnership at the University of Reading Carol Wagstaff argues the importance of training in helping food and drink firms ride the waves of Brexit.

Susan Barratt has been appointed IGD chief executive

IGD appoints Natures Way boss as new CEO

By James Ridler

Grocery think-tank and training charity IGD has appointed AG Barr non-executive director and Natures Way Foods head Susan Barratt as its new chief executive, effective from 1 January 2019.

Broomfield: ‘I think it’s worthwhile, because it re-energises me and hopefully the rest of the team for the year ahead.’

FMEAs 2018

Site Team of the Year winner Tulip: video interview

By James Ridler

Tulip site director Peter Broomfield picked up the award for Site Team of the Year at this year’s Food Manufacture Excellence Awards (FMEAs) at the Hilton on Park Lane hotel in London.

Kelly: ‘I had ambitions to own a string of wine bars and nightclubs, but I settled for the next best thing’

Me & my team

Kellys Turkeys sets itself apart from competition

By Paul Kelly

Kellys Turkeys managing director Paul Kelly says the future emphasis of his company will be dictated by Brexit and the ability to employ EU labour to meet seasonal demand.

Gardner: ‘Identifying other routes into the sector ... will also be important’


New forum focuses on the talent pipeline

By James Ridler

The Institute of Food Science & Technology’s (IFST’s) operations director Andrew Gardner discusses the organisation’s plans to help tackle the food and drink sector’s work requirements.

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