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The food manufacturing year in news stories: click through the timeline to revisit some of the most memorable moments of 2017

Food manufacturing milestones: key events that shaped 2017

By Amy Langley

As another busy food and drink manufacturing year draws to a close, we look back at some of the key events that have shaped the fortunes of Britain’s biggest businesses, as reported over the past 12 months on this website.

Apprenticeship vacancies had risen by 13% this year

Food manufacturing graduates ‘in demand’: FDF

By Matt Atherton

Food and drink manufacturing graduates remain in high demand, says the Food and Drink Federation (FDF), despite news that the UK’s top firms are offering fewer graduate opportunities this year.

The new PM's in tray already includes a letter from the FDF

FDF sends new PM a food industry wish list

By Michael Stones

The Food and Drink Federation (FDF) has added to the Prime Minister (PM) Theresa May’s in tray with a four-point wish list to maintain the competitiveness of UK food and drink manufacturing.

Turkey triumph: Jeremy Hall receives his Personality Oscar from Mark Durden-Smith (L) and Leon Wright (R) of FoodManJobs

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Turkey boss wins Food personality Oscar

By Michael Stones

Bernard Matthews group technical director Jeremy Hall has won the Food Manufacture Personality of the year award in the industry’s Oscars – the Food Manufacture Excellence Awards (FMEAs) – at the Lancaster hotel, London.  

Be among the first to learn who's won what by booking your place at the big manufacturing night out on Tuesday November 3 in central London

Food and drink manufacturing Oscars: the shortlist

By Michael Stones

Welcome to the Food Manufacture Excellence Awards shortlist. The long wait to learn which firms are in contention to win a coveted food and drink manufacturing Oscar is over.

Food manufacturing growth is set to grow by up to 4% in the short to medium term

Food manufacturing industry set for 3–4% growth

By Michael Stones

The UK food and drink manufacturing and processing industry is set for growth of between 3–4% in the short to medium term, while reaching a value of about of £113.1bn in 2018–19, predicts a new report.

Food and drink manufacturing was becoming a more attractive careers choice due to five factors


Food manufacturing sector needs more top end skills

By Michael Stones

The food and drink manufacturing sector will see a big increase in managerial, professional and technically skilled vacancies, the Food Manufacture group can exclusively reveal, based on new research from the National Skills Academy for Food & Drink.

More time to win: The FMEA deadline has been extended to July 24

Food manufacturing Oscars: deadline extended

By Michael Stones

Want to win a food and drink manufacturing excellence award? Then, there's now an extra week to submit your free entry before the extended deadline of Friday July 24.

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How you can win a food and drink manufacturing Oscar

By Michael Stones

There’s still plenty of time to submit your winning entry in the Food and Drink Manufacturing Excellence Awards (FMEAs), ahead of the July 17 deadline. So, here’s how to impress the judges and bring home a much-coveted food and drink manufacturing Oscar.

The industry needs a dedicated food and drink manufacturing council: FDF

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New food manufacturing council leads FDF wishlist

By Michael Stones

A dedicated food and drink manufacturing council – tasked with improving communication and co-operation between the government and industry – tops the wishlist of the Food and Drink Federation (FDF) from the next government, ahead of next week’s general...

Food manufacturers remain in the firing line, warned Business Leaders' Forum chair Paul Wilkinson

Business Leaders’ Forum

Supermarket price wars in focus at business forum

By Michael Stones

The impact of the supermarket price war on food and drink manufacturers, politics and the prospect of a food tax all featured in Paul Wilkinson’s summary of 2014 at the Business Leaders’ Forum in central London.

Congratulations to all the winners and finalists in our Bondtastic awards last night

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Food Manufacturing Excellence Awards: The winners

By Michael Stones

Congratulations to all the firms that triumphed in the James Bond-themed, Food and Drink Manufacturing Excellence Awards (FMEAs) at the London Park Lane Hilton last night.

Coleshill: 'The skills agenda is a top priority'

Cargill, PepsiCo, Mars woo female engineers

By Rod Addy

The food industry is wooing female engineers in a partnership between food manufacturers Cargill, PepsiCo and Mars and youth skills initiative MyKindaCrowd.

FoodStart aims to help attract a new generation into food and drink manufacturing by helping them find work experience placements

IFST tackles skills gap with FoodStart project

By Michael Stones

The Institute of Food Science & Technology (IFST) is planning a new online project called FoodStart to help plug the yawning skills gap in food and drink manufacturing. 

Students toured CCE's Edmonton plant, before quizzing top executives about food and drink industry careers

Food firms support ‘See inside manufacturing’ plan

By Mike Stones

Nestlé, Mondelēz International and Coca-Cola Enterprises (CCE) have joined other food and drink manufacturers to invite more than 1,600 students, teachers and careers advisors to visit their businesses this month as part of the ‘See Inside Manufacturing’...

TV star Julia Bradbury will host the Oscars of the food and drink manufacturing industry

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TV presenter to star at food manufacturing awards

By Mike Stones

TV presenter Julia Bradbury will be the star host of the Food Manufacturing Excellence Awards (FMEA) to take place at the Park Lane Hilton, London on Thursday November 21.

'Hiring an apprentice helps businesses to grow their own talent,' said David Way

Food manufacturing apprentices double in number

By Mike Stones

The number of people starting a food manufacturing apprenticeship soared by 96% in 2011/12, according to the National Apprenticeship Service (NAS), which urged new starters to enter the National Apprenticeship Awards.

Food group rejects Cameron’s quotas for women

Food group rejects Cameron’s quotas for women

By Mike Stones

Prime minister David Cameron’s support for the idea of introducing a quota for women in top business jobs has been rejected by the National Skills Academy for Food and Drink (NSAFD).

Manufacturing showcase wins Cabinet approval

Manufacturing showcase wins Cabinet approval

By Freddie Dawson

A new exhibition designed to promote UK food and drink manufacturing, organised by the Food and Drink Federation (FDF), has won praise from business secretary Vince Cable.

Knowledge source

Knowledge source

The National Skills Academy for food and drink manufacturing opens this month. Gail Hunt finds out what it will mean for the industry


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