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Congratulations to Andy Cheshire, who supplied the winning photograph, pictured with Ramona Hazan

FMEAs 2017

Congratulations to our Oscar night Twitter photo winner

By Mike Stones

Congratulations to Andy Cheshire, md of CQM Training & Consultancy, who supplied the winning photograph in our Food Manufacture Excellence Awards (FMEAs) Twitter photo competition, sponsored by KDH Projects.

Good luck to all the finalists in the food and drink manufacturing Oscars

FMEAs 2017

Food Manufacture Excellence Awards: tonight is Oscar night!

By Mike Stones

Tonight is Oscar night at the Food Manufacture Excellence Awards (FMEAs) at the Hilton on Park Lane in London, as hundreds of leading industry figures gather to celebrate the best of the best in Britain’s biggest manufacturing sector.

Tate & Lyle reported an 85% rise in profit before tax (Flickr/Mike Mozart)

Tate & Lyle gains from weak pound in 85% profit rise

By Matt Atherton

Ingredients manufacturer Tate & Lyle reported an 85% rise in profit before tax in its full-year results, reflecting the weak value of sterling and an “excellent commercial and manufacturing performance”, it claimed.

Video highlights of the Food Manufacture Excellence Awards 2016


Food manufacturing Oscars – video highlights

By Matt Atherton

The best of the best in the food and drink manufacturing industry were celebrated at the Food Manufacture Excellence Awards (FMEAs) earlier this month. Enjoy the video highlights of the big night with this exclusive video show reel.

Danone, Pioneer and Cranswick all feature in this photogallery of Acquisitions

Top food and drink acquisitions of the year – so far

By Gwen Ridler

Acquisitions in the food and drink industry have been on the rise this year, despite the threat of Brexit and major policy shake ups, including the impending UK sugar tax and the apprenticeship levy.

Jim Everest received the Oscar from award's host Julia Bradbury and Iceland's Nigel Broadhurst

Ardo UK to redouble efforts after FMEA win

By Rod Addy

Ardo UK will improve efficiencies across its whole operations to grow in the ‘tough’ frozen foods market after winning the Food Manufacturing Excellence Award (FMEA) for Frozen Company of the Year.

And the winners are ... the long wait to discover the best of the best in British food and drink manufacturing is nearly over

Food Manufacturing Excellence Awards

Food and drink manufacturing Oscars – tonight’s the night

By Michael Stones

The long wait to discover the best companies in British food and drink manufacturing is nearly over. Tonight is the night food and drink industry leaders will gather for the Food and Drink Manufacturing Excellence Awards (FMEAs) – the industry Oscars...

Top that: A Kingsmill lorry became wedged under a Primark canopy in Cambridge this week. Photograph courtesy of Felicity Price

Kingsmill lorry comes home to Primark – oophs!

By Michael Stones

A lorry operated by Kingsmill owner Associated British Foods (ABF) became unexpectedly reunited with another division of the food and clothing giant, after wedging itself under one of Primark’s shopfront canopies in Cambridge this week.

Administrator Duff & Phelps should involve BIS in rescuing jobs at Trigon Snacks, urged Unite

Union urges Trigon administrator to save 110 jobs

By Mike Stones

Unite the union has urged administrator Duff & Phelps to involve government in a last-minute bid to save at least 110 jobs at the Liverpool snack manufacturer Trigon Snacks.

Thorntons's results have given it something to smile about

Thorntons sees strong commercial and export growth

By Rod Addy

Thorntons chief executive Jonathan Hart expects further growth from supermarket sales in the coming year, he told FoodManufacture.co.uk, after the company posted strong fourth quarter growth in the division including that area.

Greencore's Uniq acquistion is starting to bear fruit, according to the firm

Greencore Uniq deal ‘very much on track’

By Dan Colombini

Chilled foods firm Greencore has revealed that the successful integration of the Uniq business is “very much on track” following an investor day at its Northampton sandwich factory, according to city analysts.

Premier is focusing on its Power Brands and looking to make further disposals

More Premier Foods disposals predicted soon

By Dan Colombini

Premier Foods will be keen to make further disposals ahead of any deal with its lenders, according to city analysts, after Manchester jam manufacturer Duerr’s confirmed it was still considering a bid for Hartley’s jam.

Premier is focusing on its Power Brands ahead of any deal with its banks

Premier Foods declines to comment on bank deal

By Dan Colombini

Premier Foods has refused to comment on speculation that it has agreed a new deal with its lenders after the firm’s share price rose 6.5% to 12p yesterday (28 February).

sales at Hilton are set to rise in 2012, according to experts

Hilton sales set to rise after strong 2011

By Dan Colombini

Meat packing firm Hilton Food Group will see sales “accelerate” this year after posting full year trading results in line with expectations, according to city analysts.

Widepread disruption: Marmite on the M1 caused chaos among rush hour commuters

Marmite spread on M1 after lorry collision

By Dan Colombini

A driver was taken to hospital and a section of the M1 motorway was closed yesterday after an accident resulted in 20t of Marmite being spilled onto the carriageway.

Lack of staff training lead to accidents at Suffolk plant

2 Sisters hit with £230,000 fine after factory injuries

By Dan Colombini

Poultry products group 2 Sisters Food has been accused of failing to provide proper training to its staff after being fined a total of £230,000 following separate incidents that left one employee with a partially severed hand and another with a broken...

Mu product development. Adams Foods has signed a deal with Tesco to distribute its new cheese range

Cheese blaze firm gets back to business with Tesco deal

By Mike Stones

Adams Foods is launching a new cheese brand called Mu in partnership with retail giant Tesco less than a month after a devastating blaze wrecked its cheese warehouse at Wincanton Business Park, Somerset.

Don’t follow that taxi!

Don’t follow that taxi!

By Hugh Williams

The uncomfortable ride and the fact that we were overtaking every car on the motorway indicated my taxi driver might be breaking the speed limit. I glanced over his shoulder and realised what was wrong. According to the speedometer, we were doing zero...

New director-general for Campden BRI

New director-general for Campden BRI

Dr Steven Walker has taken up the role of director-general of Campden BRI, succeeding professor Colin Dennis who retired last month.Walker joined the...

Do you feel a bit paranoid?

Do you feel a bit paranoid?

By Hugh Williams

Sometimes you get the feeling something is not quite right. Your gut is telling you to watch out, but your head is trying to convince you that you...


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