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Dalehead Foods celebrates Excellence Awards win

Dalehead Foods celebrates Excellence Awards win

By Gwen Ridler

In this exclusive interview, Dalehead Foods site manager Zaggy Zachariou discussed how winning Site Team of the Year at the Food Manufacture Excellence Awards 2022 was welcome recognition not just for his team, but for the industry.

Managing long- and short-term impacts to raw materials: BLF 2022

Managing long- and short-term impacts to raw materials: BLF 2022

By Gwen Ridler

In this exclusive video, Butchers Petcare chairman Geoff Eaton discusses the long-term and short-term challenges threatening to disrupt the prices of raw materials, as well as the effect of switching to more sustainable packaging for a brand.

Charlie Bigham's took home Food Manufacture Manufacturing Company of the Years at the 2022 FMEAs

Double award win for Charlie Bigham’s

By Gwen Ridler

The Food Manufacture Excellence Awards help highlight the achievements of the food and drink industry and ‘acknowledge and reward’ the hard work companies do to keep the nation fed, according to Charlie Bigham’s general manager Richard Bain.

Marketing the industry and AI adoption: BLF interview

Business Leaders' Forum 2022

Marketing the industry and AI adoption: BLF interview

By Gwen Ridler

Challenges with the marketing of careers in the food industry, and the potential of artificial intelligence in food businesses were key takeaways for Columbus project strategy director Kevin Bull from the Business Leaders’ Forum 2022.

Starkey: 'Big bus coming towards us of increased fuel prices

Business Leaders Forum interview Adam Starkey

By Gwen Ridler

The spectre of increased fuel prices is looming over the food industry and is set to disrupt consumer purchasing habits, according to Adam Starkey, managing director of public sector meals supplier Green Gourmet.

Mackintosh: 'a big investment in our head office'

Foodman Talks

Foodman Talks: Princes boss on food & drink factory investment

By Gwen Ridler

In this exclusive Foodman Talks video, Cameron Mackintosh, managing director of ambient food and drink manufacturer Princes, charts its progress on its mammoth factory investment programme at its Erith, Long Sutton and Cardiff sites.

L to R: Jara and Master: Simply Doughnuts is developing new flavours for overseas customers

Food Manufacture Excellence Awards

Simply Doughnuts in NPD and export push

By Rod Addy & James Ridler

Simply Doughnuts, winner of the 2021 Food Manufacture Bakery Manufacturing Company of the Year award, is launching three new flavours and enjoying export success, founder, owner and managing director Shiraz Master explains in this exclusive podcast.

Milton: 'We have seen an increase in the use of robotics'

Food Manufacture Excellence Awards: Menzies on industry trends

Food Manufacture Excellence Awards: Menzies on industry trends

By Gwen Ridler & Rod Addy

The food industry faces three immediate trends offering pitfalls and opportunities, according to Caroline Milton, head of manufacturing at Menzies, headline sponsor of the Food Manufacture Excellence Awards in this videocast.

Ruangsorn: 'Gap in the market for smoothies that contain vitamin D and iron'

High protein smoothies make Ecotrophelia finalist list

By Gwen Ridler

High protein smoothies packed with berries in eco-friendly packaging derived from edamame beans secured University of Surrey's two person team Edam & Eve a finalist place in Ecotrophelia UK. Team lead Ruangfah (Minnie) Ruangsorn explains more...

FoodMan Talks: Ecotrophelia UK finalist on cereal bar idea

FoodMan Talks: Ecotrophelia UK finalist on cereal bar idea

By Gwen Ridler

An innovative cereal bar concept netted student team ReGen, from London Metropolitan University a finalist place in Ecotrophelia UK 2021's contest. Team lead Nyani Lebrasse tells us more in the latest FoodMan Talks.

SeaFuel in silver prize win at Ecotrophelia UK 2021

Ecotrophelia UK 2021

SeaFuel in silver prize win at Ecotrophelia UK 2021

By Gwen Ridler

Team SeaFuel from the University of Reading secured the silver prize and £1,000 at this year’s Ecotrophelia UK student innovation competition with its protein seaweed cracker crisps.

Econauts takes home gold prize at Ecotrophelia UK 2021

Ecotrophelia UK 2021

FoodMan Talks: Econauts claims gold at Ecotrophelia UK 2021

By Gwen Ridler

Econauts, the student team from the University of Nottingham, has taken home the gold prize at this year’s Ecotrophelia UK student innovation competition with its non-alcoholic take on coffee liqueur.

Roebuck: 'The flow of labour into the country is not there at the moment'

Foodman Talks

FoodMan Talks: Dunbia's Isla Roebuck on meat sector hurdles

By Rod Addy

Having relinquished the British Meat Processors Association (BMPA) presidency after an intense four-years, Dunbia's business public relations director (UK) Isla Roebuck tackles Brexit, the skills shortage and Dunbia's joint venture with Dawn...

Clothier: 'The system is older than you or I'

FoodMan Talks: Wyke Farms grows exports amid Brexit red tape

By Rod Addy

Post-Brexit bureaucracy is still hampering cheese producer Wyke Farms' export efforts, although the company is making considerable headway in markets outside the EU, according to managing director Richard Clothier in the latest FoodMan Talks.

Princes Group makes the canned foods that are an essential part of its whole food range at Long Sutton

FoodMan Talks

Princes Long Sutton boss on Canning Excellence

By Rod Addy

Princes general manager of canning Rob James walks Food Manufacture through the final stages of its £80m Canning Excellence project, implemented in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, in this episode of FoodMan Talks.

Kirsty Henshaw was named Business Leader of the Year at the Food Manufacture Excellence Awards

Business Leader of the Year Kirsty Henshaw plans NPD blitz

By Gwen Ridler

Kirsty’s founder Kirsty Henshaw discusses NPD plans, COVID-19, Brexit and her reaction to winning Business Leader of the Year at the 2021 Food Manufacture Excellence Awards in the latest FoodMan Talks videocast.

Stokes: 'Boxed services, delivery services have seen tremendous demand'

FOOD MAN TALKS

British Game Alliance boss on COVID-19’s market impact

By Rod Addy

As game season approaches, Liam Stokes, chief executive of the British Game Alliance, says the market is likely to deliver 70% of usual volumes due to game farmers’ cautious approach to supply.

EIT Food outlines food industry M&A, projects and product trends

EIT Food boss exclusive interview part 2

EIT Food outlines M&A prospects and food trends

By Gwen Ridler

Short-term prospects for food industry mergers and acquisitions, the sector’s resilience during the pandemic and emerging product trends feature in the second part of this exclusive interview with EIT Food boss Andy Zynga.

EIT Food CEO on funding the fight against COVID-19

EIT Food boss exclusive interview: part 1

Coronavirus funding fostering food firm innovation

By Gwen Ridler

In this exclusive interview, Andy Zynga, boss of European Institute of Innovation & Technology (EIT) Food, addresses likely access to funding after the Brexit transition period and three funding recipients that caught his eye.

First Milk is a dairy cooperative owned by its farmer members

Food Man Talks

First Milk invests £5m to boost dairy factories' performance

By Rod Addy

First Milk is investing £5m this financial year to boost capacity and meet environmental goals, chief executive Shelagh Hancock and chief financial officer Greg Jardine reveal in this exclusive Food Man Talks video podcast.

Anderson describes Betta Indulgence's 'reinvented banoffee pie'

Food Man Talks

Ecotrophelia UK finalist on healthy tart NPD concept

By Rod Addy & James Ridler

A healthy banoffee tart concept using waste Fairtrade bananas from local retailers, proposed by a team from Reading University, got its creators into the Ecotrophelia UK final.

Ghey: 'A vegan, chocolate orange brownie produced using brewers' spent grain'

Food Man Talks

Vegan brownie entry uses brewers' grains for Ecotrophelia UK

By Rod Addy & James Ridler

Brewers' spent grains were a vital ingredient in Ecotrophelia UK finalist Brewer's Brownies' entry and team representative Esther Ghey outlines the product concept in this Food Man Talks video podcast.

Spencer: 'Hundreds of thousands of tonnes of biowaste comes from coconuts'

Food Man Talks

Gluten-free waffle sandwich wins Bronze at Ecotrophelia UK

By Rod Addy & James Ridler

Jared Spencer, representing the Eco-Dive team from the University of Nottingham, which won Bronze at this year’s Ecotrophelia UK competition for CocoWaffle, a gluten-free, Dutch-inspired waffle sandwich concept, describes the group's ethnically diverse...

Turner: 'We developed a recipe that was particularly scalable'

Food Man Talks

Vegan pasta concept wins Silver at Ecotrophelia UK

By Rod Addy & James Ridler

Kirsty Turner, representative of the Silver-winning team at this year’s Ecotrophelia UK competition, Plant-Up from the University of West London, explains how their entry addressed consumer demand for convenient, healthy and eco-friendly food.

Wilkins: 'We created a taste sensation'

FOOD MAN TALKS

Bread waste concept wins Ecotrophelia UK contest

By Rod Addy

Emily Wilkins, representative of the Gold-winning team at this year’s Ecotrophelia UK competition, Re-Dessert from the University of Nottingham, shares what they did to claim the top prize.

Holmes: 'These folks have all got a bright future'

Food Man Talks

Diageo quality head on Ecotrophelia innovation competition

By Rod Addy and James Ridler

Tim Holmes, head of quality at international distiller and brewer Diageo, speaks about his role as chairman of judges at this year’s Ecotrophelia UK and why the competition is so important.

Putting people first at Tulip

FMEAs

Putting people first at Tulip

By Gwen Ridler

Promoting from within and a focus on getting the job right first time were key to meat processor Tulip’s win at this year’s Food Manufacture Excellence Awards.

Looking to the future with award-winning Fatherson Bakery

FMEAs

Looking to the future with award-winning Fatherson Bakery

By Gwen Ridler

A bigger focus on seasonal goods and developing new vegan products will guide the future of Fatherson Bakery, Small Bakery Manufacturing Company of the Year at the Food Manufacture Excellence Awards 2020.

Award winning ingredients firm on the importance of family

Family first at award-winning Bumble Hole Foods

By Gwen Ridler

Strong family ties and a commitment to ethical production are key drivers for Bumble Hole Foods, winner of the Ingredients Manufacturing Company of the Year at this year’s Food Manufacture Excellence Awards.

Food Manufacture Company of the Year: Raynor Foods

Award winner Raynor Foods: model could inspire others

By Gwen Ridler

Raynor Foods could be a model for other food firms with its on-site hydroponic vertical farm supplying its factory, claimed executive chairman Matt Raynor after winning Food Manufacture’s top award.

Farming, trade and adapting to change post-Brexit

Farming, trade and adapting to change post-Brexit

By Gwen Ridler

The future of farming in the UK post-Brexit, the growing trend of plant-based foods and trade negotiations outside the EU were standout discussions at this year’s Business Leaders’ Forum, according to chair Geoff Eaton.

Footing the bill at Freaks of Nature

Business Leaders' Forum

Footing the bill at Freaks of Nature

By Gwen Ridler

The Government’s roll-out of the National Living Wage (NLW) and pressure to add more sugar to products are just some of the challenges facing Freaks of Nature founder Peter Ahye, as he revealed in this exclusive video interview.

Key takeaways from the Business Leaders’ Forum

Key takeaways from the Business Leaders’ Forum

By Gwen Ridler

Energy, sustainability and the environment were the key takeaways from this year’s Business Leaders’ Forum from Food Manufacture, according to associate sponsor EDF.

Smith: ‘Retailers are asking for something that looks like meat, tastes like meat and feels like meat and it’s okay if it’s not clean-label’

Business Leaders' Forum

Mixed messages complicate production

By Gwen Ridler

Calls for clean-label foods are put on the backburner in favour of creating products that are tastier and have a better mouthfeel, according to ingredients supplier Griffith Foods.

Investment and teamwork at Natures Way Foods

Investment and teamwork at Natures Way Foods

By Gwen Ridler

Communication between teams and investment in the latest tech have been key to the success of Natures Way Foods, according to Selsey factory manager Paul Hiscock.

Trends, foodservice and family play big roles at Shaws

Trends and challenges at Shaws

By Gwen Ridler

Staying on top of flavour trends, effective reformulation and foodservice sales have all contributed to the success of chutney and relishes producer Shaws, according to managing director Jan Docker.

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