On a beehive mission: Lorraine Hendle (front row, centre) flies out Tanzania next week

Food Manufacture’s md joins Farm Africa beehive project

By Mike Stones

The Food Manufacture Group’s md, Lorraine Hendle, is joining Greencore’s group technical director Helen Sisson and other women industry leaders next week in a charity project to build beehives in Tanzania.

FDF boss Ian Wright sought reassurances from the government over whether EU migrants could remain after Brexit

FDF boss calls for reassurance on EU migrant workers

By James Ridler

The Food and Drink Federation (FDF) has repeated calls for the government to confirm whether EU workers will be allowed to remain after Brexit, following the fifth round of Brexit talks in Brussels.

Brexit’s impact on non-UK EU workers is a ‘huge concern’, says the Tulip boss

Tulip runs into staffing problems due to Brexit

By Noli Dinkovski

One of the UK’s largest meat processors is having to transport workers across the country to make up for a shortage of available labour, its boss has revealed.

Food innovators unveil NPD kitchens

Bingham & Jones

NPD experts unveil new innovation kitchens

By Noli Dinkovski

Top food innovators Jonny Bingham and David Jones claim their new product development (NPD) potential has been significantly boosted by the opening of two new ‘innovation kitchens’.

Food boss on the value of offering career progression

Me and My Factory

Salads boss on how career progression benefits all

By Noli Dinkovski

The director of a Leeds-based prepared salads and vegetables business has drawn on his own experience to highlight the value of giving staff the incentive to progress their careers.

The Bakers, Food and Allied Workers Union has voted unanimously to ballot it members on strike action at Tulip Coalville

Tulip workers one-step closer to strike action

By James Ridler

Workers at Tulip’s Coalville factory moved one-step closer to strike action, following a unanimous vote by the Bakers, Food and Allied Workers Union (BFAWU) to ballot members to test support for industrial action.

Training courses should be offered to children of all ages to help plug the manufacturing industry’s growing skills gap

Training courses for kids, urged by engineering firm

By James Ridler

Teaching children of all ages practical engineering skills through ‘pre-apprenticeship’ schemes will help plug the skills gap in the manufacturing industry, according to engineering firm Adi Group.

The Bakers, Food and Allied Workers Union are considering strike action at Tulip’s Coalville factory

Tulip workers consider strike action after pay row

By James Ridler

Staff at Tulip’s Coalville site are considering strike action, after senior management refused a pay rise, claimed the Bakers, Food and Allied Workers Union’s (BFAWU’s) regional officer.