People

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.

Greencore has set in motion its plans to cope with a no-deal Brexit

Greencore plans for no-deal Brexit

By James Ridler

Convenience foods manufacturer Greencore is working with its customers to manage supply chain disruption in the worst-case scenario of a no-deal Brexit.

Coveney urged manufacturers to start acting on their no-deal Brexit contingency plans. Tech Live Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

Business Leaders' Forum

Coveney: ‘take no-deal Brexit action now’

By James Ridler

With the threat of the UK crashing out of the EU, Greencore chief executive Patrick Coveney has urged food and drink manufacturers to act on no-deal Brexit scenario contingency plans.

Young's Seafood is to cut 50 jobs at its Livingston, Scotland plant

Young’s Seafood to axe 50 jobs

By James Ridler

Young’s Seafood is to axe 50 jobs at its fish processing plant in Scotland, following investments in automation and process improvement at the site.

Black: ergers and acquisitions in the food and drink industry will continue no matter the Brexit scenario. Tech Live Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

Business Leaders’ Forum

M&A activity resilient to Brexit

By James Ridler

Mergers and acquisitions (M&A) activity in the UK food and drink industry will continue despite the outcome of Brexit, according to Shore Capital head of research Clive Black.

Nick Taylor is Moy Park's new head of talent and employee experience

New talent appointment at Moy Park

By Aidan Fortune

Poultry processor Moy Park has announced the appointment of Nicky Taylor as its new head of talent and employee experience.

International mergers and acquisitions in the UK could dwindle in a no-deal Brexit

Business leaders' forum

Brexit threatens international acquisitions in UK

By James Ridler

Crashing out of the EU could risk quashing international interest in mergers and acquisitions (M&A) activity in the UK, an expert in corporate finance has warned.

Follow us

Featured Events

View more

Products

View more

Webinars