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The Business Leaders' Forum offers excellent networking opportunities and is held according to Chatham House rules

Business Leaders' Forum to feature exclusive research

By Rod Addy

Food Manufacture's Business Leaders' Forum will feature the results of an exclusive survey of industry bosses on a range of hot topics in the industry, including Brexit and environmental concerns.

BFF chairman Nigel Broadhurst called for a swift end to the uncertainty surrounding Brexit, whatever the outcome of the general election

Frozen food body calls for end to Brexit ‘black cloud’

By Dan Colombini

The British Frozen Food Federation (BFFF) has called for a quick solution to the “black cloud” of Brexit uncertainty, which is impacting the work the industry has achieved in reducing its carbon footprint and other key areas.

The UK market remains good value for investors despite Brexit and the upcoming general election

UK food M&A market ‘attractive’ despite Brexit uncertainty

By Dan Colombini

The UK food market remains “very attractive” after two major UK manufacturing M&A deals, involving Bakkavor and Valeo Foods, topped the list of industry activity in September, with the sector totalling £615.66m in value.

Geoff Eaton is to chair next year’s Business Leaders’ Forum

Business Leaders’ Forum

Geoff Eaton to chair Business Leaders’ Forum

By Rod Addy

Geoff Eaton, New England Seafood International chairman and chairman of the judges for the Food Manufacture Excellence Awards, is to chair Food Manufacture’s Business Leaders’ Forum on 21 January next year.

The NFU announced last week that it would write to the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra), calling for an urgent investigation to safeguard the long-term prosperity of the industry.

NFU forced to delay Defra milk review proposals

By Dan Colombini

The National Farmers Union (NFU) has delayed its call for a review into profitability in the liquid milk sector, following the announcement of the general election.

Under a no-deal or unless smooth export terms are included in a deal, customs and tariff arrangements would lead to the scrappage of vast quantities of NI dairy products

No-deal impact on NI dairy sparks environmental woes

By Dan Colombini

Significant environmental concerns linked to the impact of a ‘no-deal’ on the Northern Ireland (NI) dairy sector have been raised after the EU agreed an extension to Brexit negotiations.

The two sides have been debating the legal text of a deal, but the agreement will still need the approval of both the UK and European parliaments.

Food industry cautious on Brexit deal

By Dan Colombini

Food firms have welcomed an apparent deal between the Government and the EU, but experts and opposition MPs have warned that the industry’s worries are far from over at this early stage.

The Government has assured food manufacturers that there will be no shortage of supplies or drops in standards

Brexit preparedness report ‘utterly worthless’

By Dan Colombini

Sections of the food manufacturing industry have warned the Government that a no-deal Brexit will “destroy” many businesses, with experts slamming the recent Preparedness Campaign.

Many firms have begun to stockpile goods in the wake of Brexit

Brexit stockpiling raises safety concerns

By Dan Colombini

Food firms must be prepared for rising costs and stockpiling complications following the post-Brexit HMRC impact assessment for the movement of goods, experts have warned.

The Government's temporary tariff schedule has been described as 'dangerous' by the food and drink industry

Food industry critical of ‘dangerous’ tariff regime

By James Ridler

Members of the food and drink manufacturing industry have voiced their concerns over the dangers posed by the UK Government’s tariff schedule that would apply in the event of a no-deal Brexit.

Defra claims that under no circumstances will the UK lower its food standards

Defra defends post-Brexit UK food standards

By Dan Colombini

The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) has vowed to maintain food hygiene, following concerns that the UK would lower standards to match the US amid Brexit negotiations.

Unions have hit out at the US president's plans to apply 25% tariffs to Scotch whisky

GMB slams Trump post-Brexit whisky tariffs

By Dan Colombini

Trade union GMB Scotland has hit out at US president Donald Trump’s intention to apply 25% tariffs on Scotch whisky as part of any future trade deals, with Brexit on the horizon.