Training & Recruitment

Marco Bertacca will take over as the new chief executive of Quorn Foods

Quorn boss steps down from role

By James Ridler

Quorn Foods chief executive Kevin Brennan is to relinquish his role to Alaska Milk Corporation boss Marco Bertacca, ending a successful 10-year tenure with the meat-alternatives manufacturer.

Hovis is one of the first food companies to sign the Trade Union Congress's Dying to Work charter

Hovis signs up to ‘Dying to Work’ charter

By James Ridler

Hovis has signed up to the Trade Union Congress’s (TUC) ‘Dying to Work’ charter in a bid to more effectively support employees affected by terminal illness.

Senior hires in the food and drink industry

Senior hires in the food and drink industry

By James Ridler

Senior hires at Müller Yogurt & Desserts and the appointment of a new planning director at potato processor Branston head up this photo gallery of people on the move in the food and drink manufacturing sector.

Jesper Højer's appointment is the latest senior hire at The Meatless Farm Co

Former Lidl CEO joins The Meatless Farm Co

By James Ridler

Former Lidl global chief executive Jesper Højer has joined plant-based meat manufacturer The Meatless Farm Company as its new chair, following a string of appointments at the company.

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.

The new Diversity in Food and Grocery report drew on data captured from over 200 companies

Food firms lagging on workplace diversity

By Dan Colombini

Food and drink firms have remained “behind the curve” on diversity and inclusion in the workplace, despite recent improvements across the industry, according to a new report.

During the workshops, teachers cooked a number of Northern Ireland Farm Quality Assured (NIFQA) beef and lamb recipes relevant for all key stages

LMC raises red meat awareness with skills workshop

By Dan Colombini

The Livestock and Meat Commission for Northern Ireland (LMC) has used workshops to boost the skills of around 60 food and nutrition teachers, as well as highlighting the benefits of the region’s beef and lamb.

MDS' rotating system of work placements allow graduates to experience the length and breadth of the food and drink industry

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Secondment chances: finding a place in the industry

By James Ridler

Management Development Services’ novel secondment programme means there are no shortage of graduates willing to sign up – but the difficulty of finding placements can throw a spanner in the works, as chair Christine Tacon (pictured) explains.

the new National Centre of Excellence for Food Engineering secured £2.78m from the European Regional Development Fund

New centre addresses engineering skills gap

By James Ridler

A new training centre to tackle the shortage of skilled engineers in the food and drink industry has been officially opened by Sheffield Hallam University.

The FDSC report highlighted the shortages in leadership skills across the food and drink supply chain

Report highlights lack of management skills

By James Ridler

A lack of management and leadership skills in the food and drink sector is acting as a barrier to the adoption of new technologies, according to research led by Sheffield Hallam University and the Food and Drink Federation (FDF).

Thanet Earth - one of Fresca Group's biggest businesses - grows vegetables such as tomatoes using hydroponics

Fresh produce supplier reveals mixed performance

By Rod Addy

Fresca Group has reported mixed results in its latest financial period as the name behind Thanet Earth and Manor Fresh invested in growth in banana provision, while the hot 2018 summer affected performance.


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