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The Food Manufacture Group will host four Big Video Debates at Foodex next week

Foodex 2014

Food industry skills gap under Foodex spotlight

By Michael Stones

How food and drink manufacturers can attract 170,300 new recruit recruits by 2020 is the subject of one of four, free-to-attend Big Video Debates, to be staged at the Foodex trade event next week.

Are UK food and drink manufacturers too reliant on migrant workers?

Food manufacturers ‘too reliant’ on migrant workers

By Mike Stones

Food and drink manufacturers’ “over-reliance” on migrant workers and the challenge of attracting young recruits, were hot topics at Food Manufacture’s HR forum. Here, we capture a flavour – in quotes – of a wide-ranging and, at times, hard-hitting debate.

Making it pay

Making it pay

Foodex 2012, the UK show for food and drink processing, packaging and logistics will take place at Birmingham's National Exhibition Centre (NEC) from March 25 to 27.

BBC TV's The Apprentice Winner, Tim Campbell (left) congratulates Kraft Foods Calum Marnock on winning a FDF Community Partnership award. To book your free place at our Skills conference contact Rachel Cannon on 01293 610433 or email rachel.cannon@wrbm.com

Skills conference aims to plug the employment gap

By Mike Stones

Plugging the gaping skills gap in UK food and drink manufacturing is the subject of a free half-day conference at the National Exhibition Centre in Birmingham on Monday March 26.

Snakes and ladders

Snakes and ladders

By Freddie Dawson

Manufacturers are constantly looking for ways to improve efficiency. But those in the food and drink sector still lag behind others, such as automotive and chemical manufacturers, says John Saysell, business development manager at training consultancy,...

The Dales give you moor

The Dales give you moor

Rod Addy investigates opportunities and developments in the Yorkshire and Humber region in a new quarterly series of features

Staff coaching adds value

Staff coaching adds value

By Rod Addy

The quality of business coaches varies wildly, but Rod Addy finds the good ones are worth their weight in gold

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