Food Manufacture’s new look website

Food Manufacture’s new website

By Michael Stones

Watch out for the Food Manufacture Group’s new, refreshed website, coming to your smartphone, tablet or desktop on Tuesday (October 3).

Training courses should be offered to children of all ages to help plug the manufacturing industry’s growing skills gap

Training courses for kids, urged by engineering firm

By James Ridler

Teaching children of all ages practical engineering skills through ‘pre-apprenticeship’ schemes will help plug the skills gap in the manufacturing industry, according to engineering firm Adi Group.

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FMEAs 2017

Food Manufacture Excellence Awards 2017 shortlist

By Michael Stones

Welcome to the Food Manufacture Excellence Awards 2017 shortlist, showcasing the achievements of the 60-plus food and drink manufacturers and individuals, some of whom will win one or more manufacturing Oscars at our gala awards evening at the London...

More needs to be done to promote food and drink careers advice in schools, claims Food Manufacture’s Rick Pendrous

Back to basics for Food education and training

By Rick Pendrous

Food and drink manufacturing in the UK is in crisis. Young people are being put off seeking careers in the sector because of a combination of lack of knowledge about what’s on offer and the poor press it receives.

Manufacturers could be missing out on millions of pounds from research and development tax credits

Manufacturers missing out on tax credits millions

By James Ridler

Manufacturers are missing out on millions of pounds by not taking advantage of research and development (R&D) tax credits to help support growth, according to a new report by business consultancy RSM.

A large number of EU nationals work in the UK agri-food sector

Lobbying is needed to avert Brexit labour crisis

By Noli Dinkovski

All sectors of the food industry should be more vocal in lobbying government to address the “urgent” shortage of non-UK EU nationals arising from Brexit, the deputy president of the National Farmers Union has argued.

The FDF urged government to invest in innovation and apprenticeships

FDF wants ‘new sector deal’ to boost productivity

By Matt Atherton

The Food and Drink Federation (FDF) has called on the government to create “a new sector deal” for UK food and drink manufacturers, to exploit export growth opportunities that are expected after Brexit.

Bakery chain Lagkagehuset has been acquired by Nordic Capital

Bakery firm acquired by Nordic Capital

By James Ridler

Artisan bakery and foodservice chain Lagkagehuset has been acquired by holding company Nordic Capital from its majority shareholder FSN Capital for an undisclosed sum.


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