Skills Gap

A change in culture could attract more women into engineering careers


A change in culture will attract women engineers

By Elena Rodriguez-Falcon

Professor Elena Rodriguez-Falcon, acting chief executive and provost at NMiTE, talks about how a change in the culture of the UK manufacturing sector, including food and drink, could attract more women into the industry.

The meat industry is particularly reliant on migrant labour

Migrant labour system overhaul needed

By Aidan Fortune

The food and drink industry is at risk of a labour shortage if the current immigration system is not overhauled, a new report has found.

The small abattoir industry is under threat, according to an industry collective

Perfect storm hitting small abattoirs

By Aidan Fortune

The small abattoir industry is facing extermination with a third of small abattoirs having closed their doors over the past decade, with six closing over the past year.

This year's BDCI Festival Dinner takes place at the Whitbread Brewery in London


BDCI Festival Dinner speaker announced

By Aidan Fortune

Former England rugby player Matt Dawson has been unveiled as this year’s Butchers’ and Drovers’ Charitable Institution’s (BDCI) Festival Dinner speaker.

The BVA has warned that vet shortages could lead to food fraud incidents

Vet shortage could lead to food fraud: BVA

By Aidan Fortune

The British Veterinary Association (BVA) has criticised Michael Gove for his statements regarding non-British vets, and warned that personnel shortages in the industry could lead to more incidents of food fraud.

Divecha: ‘We will look to keep developing our product’

Supreme Sweets secures silver at Ecotrophelia

By James Ridler

A team from London Metropolitan University secured the silver prize at this year’s UK finals of food innovation competition Ecotrophelia, run by Campden BRI and the Institute of Food Science and Technology.