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Wyke Farms md Richard Clothier said the  Oscars showcased world class manufacturing and innovation

FMEAS

The Food Manufacture Excellence Awards reflect world class manufacturing

By Mike Stones

The Food Manufacture Excellence Awards (FMEAs) reflect the nation’s world class manufacturing standards and its ability to thrive in global export markets after Brexit, says Wyke Farms md Richard Clothier in this exclusive video, filmed after last year’s...

Biscotti boss Paul Rostand received the trophy from Sanderson’s Mike Gallagher (right) and awards host Matt Dawson

FMEAs 2017

British biscotti firm takes on the Italian giants

By Mike Stones

Food Manufacture Excellence Award (FMEA) winner The Great British Biscotti Company is taking on the Italian corporate biscuit giants in world markets and winning, according to the firm’s ceo Paul Rostand, in this exclusive video filmed on Oscar night.

First of two Oscars: Jeremy Faulkner, md SK Chilled Foods (centre right) and NPD manager Emma Bell, receive the first trophies from category sponsor Kevin Haynes (right) and awards host Matt Dawson

FMEAS 2017

SK Chilled Foods team will be ‘thrilled to bits’ at Oscar win

By Mike Stones

Ethnic snacks manufacturer SK Chilled Foods md Jeremy Faulkner said his workforce would be “thrilled to bits” to win the Food Manufacture Company of the Year trophy in the industry’s Oscars – the Food Manufacture Excellence Awards (FMEAs).

There as a surprising number of high quality female entries for the young talent category in this year’s FMEAs

FMEAs 2017

Female FMEA entrants’ quality ‘surprising and encouraging’

By James Ridler

The high quality of women entering the Young talent of the year category at this year’s Food Manufacture Excellence Awards (FMEAs) proved campaigns promoting the food and drink industry to females were working, claimed Appetite Learning’s commercial director...

Nim’s Fruit Crisps ceo Nimisha Raja talks about winning a Food Manufacture Excellence Award

FMEAs

Winning FMEA boosts Nim’s reputation

By James Ridler

Winning a Food Manufacture Excellence Award (FMEA) has grown the reputation and recognition for healthy snacks firm Nim’s Fruit Crisps, according to boss Nimisha Raja.

Food manufacturers’ training programmes are a key factor in staff retention strategies: Alex Bebbington

FMEAS

Training programmes ‘are a key part of staff retention’

By Mike Stones

Food manufacturers’ training programmes are a key means of staff retention, particularly for young people, says Alex Bebbington, Appetite Learning’s commercial director and judge of this year’s Food Manufacture Excellence Awards (FMEAs).

The food and drink manufacturing Oscars 2017 yielded a vintage crop of entries, says Waitrose technical manager Jonathan Bayne

Food Manufacture Excellence Awards: ‘a vintage year’

By Mike Stones

The Food Manufacture Excellence Awards (FMEAs) 2017 has yielded a vintage crop of entries, with a particularly strong selection of Young talent of the year entries, says Waitrose technical manager and FMEA judge Jonathan Bayne.

Food innovators unveil NPD kitchens

Bingham & Jones

NPD experts unveil new innovation kitchens

By Noli Dinkovski

Top food innovators Jonny Bingham and David Jones claim their new product development (NPD) potential has been significantly boosted by the opening of two new ‘innovation kitchens’.

Food boss on the value of offering career progression

Me and My Factory

Salads boss on how career progression benefits all

By Noli Dinkovski

The director of a Leeds-based prepared salads and vegetables business has drawn on his own experience to highlight the value of giving staff the incentive to progress their careers.

Jon Poole: The IFST is co-operating ‘very well’ with its US equivalent

REPORTS FROM IFT17

Food challenges are common globally: skills boss

By Mike Stones

Food industry challenges are the same throughout the world, and different regions can learn from each other in tackling them, the boss of the Institute of Food Science and Technology (IFST) has claimed.

Meat firm boss: Tom Martin took on the Ossett-based business in 2014

ME AND MY FACTORY

Meat firm boss on his switch from IT to food

By Noli Dinkovski

The owner of a Yorkshire-based pie and meat maker has confessed to being lucky in his search for a food business, after making an unconventional switch from a successful career in IT.

Alice Nield (left) and Alice Bryant

Reports from IFT17

US food show offers answers for UK students

By Michael Stones

Two British students gained valuable insights into the global industry after visiting one of the world’s biggest food shows – the Institute of Food Technologists’ (IFT’s) Annual Meeting & Food Expo – in Las Vegas in June.