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.

Apprentice Nathan Brown and capability manager Mandy Reader talk about their roles in the business


Meet the apprentice: PepsiCo

By James Ridler

PepsiCo takes on 150–200 apprentices across its UK sites as part of its ‘Grow our Own’ initiative. Here, organisational capability manager Mandy Reader explains the philosophy, while apprentice Nathan Brown outlines the benefits to his career path.

Unite has criticised Premier’s potential sale of Ambrosia

Potential Ambrosia sale puts 300 ‘in limbo’

By James Ridler

Trade union Unite has criticised Premier Foods for placing 300 workers at its south Devon Ambrosia factory in limbo, after announcing it was seeking a buyer for the business.

Ian Noble took the award for Business Leader at this year's FMEAs

FMEAs 2018

Business Leader winner Ian Noble: video interview

By James Ridler

Mondelēz International’s Ian Noble, winner of the Business Leader 2018 award at this year’s Food Manufacture Excellence Awards (FMEAs), shares his surprise at winning the prize.

ABP's John Tynan (centre left) shares his experience from last week's Food Manufacture Excellence Awards

FMEAs 2018

Food Manufacture Company of the Year: video interview

By James Ridler

Food Manufacture Company of the Year ABP UK’s John Tynan shares his thoughts on the company winning three awards at this year’s Food Manufacture Excellence Awards (FMEAs).

We captured the highlights of this year's FMEAs in Tweets

FMEAs 2018

Food Manufacture Excellence Awards 2018: in Tweets

By James Ridler

Britain’s top food and drink manufacturing talent was on display at the Food Manufacture Excellence Awards (FMEAs) on Wednesday night (7 November). Here, we capture the highlights in Tweets.

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