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An extension of SK Chilled Foods' South Bank site means the business is hiring more staff

SK Chilled Foods in recruitment drive

By Aidan Fortune

Chilled food manufacturer SK Chilled Foods is to create 30 new roles at its South Bank and Riverside sites in Middlesbrough.

Bolton: 'Our focus will remain on being category leaders and serving our customers, suppliers, staff and stakeholders'

Addo Food Group names new boss

By Rod Addy

Addo Food Group has promoted Deborah Bolton from joint chief operating officer to chief executive officer (CEO), replacing Chris Peters, effective immediately.

The use of robots in farms could spell the future of food production in the UK

Adoption of robotics defines future of food production

By James Ridler

The future of food production in the UK will be defined by the adoption of robotics and innovative new technology to help address the “productivity challenge” faced by producers, according to a new report for the National Farmers Union (NFU).

Smith: ‘The sector is heavily dependent on its people to drive productivity’

Opinion

Apprenticeships help to secure trade’s future

By Alasdair Smith

Alasdair Smith, chief executive of Scottish Bakers, highlights the role in training and apprenticeships have in securing the future of the food and drink industry.

Tereos operations director Bill Harrower runs down his roll at the manufacturer's Normanton site

Me and my team

Hitting the sweet spot at Tereos

By Bill Harrower

Operations director for Tereos UK & Ireland Bill Harrower covers investment and health and safety initiatives at the firm’s Normanton plant, plus the impact of Brexit.

HRH The Countess of Wessex pictured (centre) at the Smithfield Forum, House of Lords on 29 January, alongside representatives of the British beef and lamb industry

New red meat forum created to promote sector

By Aidan Fortune

A new group has been created in an attempt to have a “single independent industry voice” to address key issues affecting the UK’s red meat sector.

Labour shortages could push manufacturers to look to automation to fill the skills gap

Business Leaders' Forum

Labour shortages create opportunity

By James Ridler

The shrinking EU labour pool threatened by Brexit could pose opportunities for food manufacturers to look at automation and other cost-saving methods to fill the skills gap, according to law firm DWF’s head of food Dominic Watkins.

Emma Varlow oversee a £10m spend in TV, radio, social and in-store marketing campaigns

Weetabix hires new On The Go boss

By Noli Dinkovski

Weetabix has hired a new On The Go general manager to oversee anticipated growth in the breakfast drinks brand.

Shore Capital's Clive Black doesn't see a worst-case scenario for M&A activity after Brexit

Business Leaders' Forum

No worst-case scenario for mergers and acquisitions

By James Ridler

Mergers and acquisitions (M&A) in the UK food and drink industry will continue, regardless of the outcome of Brexit, with the potential of the economy accelerating should a deal be agreed before 29 March, according to Shore Capital head of research...

Change in food regulations ‘unnecessary’

Change in food regulations ‘unnecessary’

By James Ridler

Allergen labelling law doesn’t need overhauling, it just needs to be applied correctly, according to Dominic Watkins, law firm DWF’s head of food, speaking at Food Manufacture’s Business Leaders’ Forum 2019.

Changes to vet re-validation requirements have been welcomed by the British Veterinary Association

Veterinarian system overhaul welcomed

By Aidan Fortune

Plans to change the training and re-validation systems for Official Veterinarians (OVs) have been largely welcomed by the industry.

Apprentice Julie Beales and site leader Les Croydon share their experiences with Symington’s

Apprenticeships

Meet the apprentice: Symington’s

By James Ridler

Symington’s has opened up opportunities for its staff to develop through its apprenticeship scheme. Here, apprentice Julie Beales and site leader Les Croydon break down the positive effect the scheme has had on themselves and the business.

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