Eversheds' Corrine Bentham explores labour and recruitment figures from across the food and drink industry

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Skill and labour shortages in food and drink

By Corrine Bentham

Corrine Bentham, Principal Associate at Eversheds Sutherland, comments on labour and recruitment data obtained by the law firm through and freedom of information request.

How well do you know Gen Z? Credit: Getty	/ Nataliia Nesterenko


How to win with Gen Z

By Bethan Grylls

As we gear up towards Food Manufacture’s Spotlight Series week (20-24 March) which focuses on food security, the grocery sector can enjoy another excellent event from William Reed, a digital, high value data and events business serving the food and drinks...

Jackson (pictured) talks winning at this year's FMEAs and what's next for his career


An interview with the future talent of food

By Bethan Grylls

Bethan Grylls sits down with Raynor Food’s Patrick Jackson, winner of this year’s Future Talent Award at Food Manufacture Excellence 2023.

Skills shortages and rising cost plague food firms, but is a shift to digitital tech and automation the solution?

Food firms face double whammy of staff shortages and rising costs

By Gwen Ridler

The food and drink industry has been hit with a double whammy of staff shortages and rising costs that have impeded investment and threatens its ability to put affordable food on the UK’s table, according to the National Skills Academy for Food and Drink...

Foster (pictured) defended the skilled worker visa and questioned producers' need for labour

Home Office deflects blame for UK labour crisis

By Gwen Ridler

Home Office minister for safe and legal migration Kevin Foster has been criticised for deflecting the blame for the UK labour crisis and not listening to the struggles with recruitment across the pork and poultry sectors.

Martin Kennedy (pictured): 'The impact can no longer be absorbed by farmers and the food and drink industry'

NFU Scotland pressures Government on labour crisis

By Gwen Ridler

The National Farmers Union (NFU) Scotland has joined with businesses and organisations across the industry calling for immediate action from the Government to address the labour crisis affecting the food and drink sector.


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