• Welcome to the b3 blog!  Here are our latest blog posts:

    • Will your company technology allow you to grow faster than your competition?

      Will your company technology allow you to grow faster than your competition?

      Wednesday 1st Mar 2017 by Marcus Brasier
      Any food manufacturer will tell you that the basis of their success, apart from having excellent products of course, is all about reducing the costs, raising the standards, improving efficiency and thereby growing the profits.  As we enter the “fourth industrial revolution”, or Industry 4.0, there is now another rapidly acceleratin...Read More...
      The top 10 tips you need when starting a new job

      The top 10 tips you need when starting a new job

      Monday 15th Jun 2015 by Marcus Brasier
      So you’ve sent off your applications, you’ve attended the interviews and you’ve landed yourself a new job.  You’ve done the tough bit and now it’s all plane sailing….or is it?  You should treat the first few months in a new job as an extension of the interview itself, so you can’t sit back and re...Read More...
      How to make meetings less yawnable

      How to make meetings less yawnable

      Thursday 4th Jun 2015 by Marcus Brasier
      Most people dread the idea of going to meetings. Meetings typically always go on too long, and discussions go in circles. After stifling yawns for what feels like an eternity you walk out of the meeting wondering what was the point exactly? Unfortunately meetings are often necessary. The question is how can you conduct and participate in meetings ...Read More...
      How to deal with a bully boss

      How to deal with a bully boss

      Friday 22nd May 2015 by Marcus Brasier
      How to deal with a bully boss According to a recent Employment Law Alliance Study, 81% of bullies in the workplace are bosses. This highlights that if you are the victim of bullying, you are not alone in your situation. There are many bully bosses out there and unfortunately they aren’t the one’s losing sleep or their jobs about it. Th...Read More...
      Food trends for 2015

      Food trends for 2015

      Thursday 16th Apr 2015 by Marcus Brasier
      Food is food and everyone just eats what they like…or do they? A quick look at food trends for 2015 shows some interesting results. Overwhelmingly the trend is towards healthier foods and these are emerging in all kinds of ingredients, some old and reinvented – like the cauliflower that is being turned into anything from rice to pizza ...Read More...
      7 Things to do before you ask for a pay rise

      7 Things to do before you ask for a pay rise

      Tuesday 7th Apr 2015 by Marcus Brasier
      If you want to earn more money you have two choices: look for another job, or buck up the courage to ask for a pay rise. However, no matter how desperately you need the pay rise or how much you think you deserve it, there are few things you need to consider before knocking on your boss’ door. Think these things through before you do that and ...Read More...
      Food fraud on the rise

      Food fraud on the rise

      Wednesday 25th Mar 2015 by Marcus Brasier
      In 2014 the UK was rocked by the horsemeat scandal when tests done on ‘beef’ in local supermarket retailers revealed that it wasn’t beef at all, but rather horse from a dubious source. While this saga made headline news across the globe it is unfortunately not an isolated incident. Food fraud is common practice in the food manufac...Read More...
      Staff retention and how to do it

      Staff retention and how to do it

      Monday 16th Mar 2015 by Marcus Brasier
      When you add up the time and costs involved in replacing a member of your team, the results can we quite shocking.  It therefore makes sense to try and retain your staff, or at least the good ones!  Here are some handy tips to help you: Know your team – talk to them as much as you can about their role and also about themselves.&n...Read More...
      How to motivate your staff

      How to motivate your staff

      Wednesday 4th Mar 2015 by Marcus Brasier
      In any industry it is important to not only hire good employees, but also be able to keep them. Getting someone onboard and training them up to a level where they are performing well takes time, effort and money. It is therefore worthwhile to invest in keeping staff motivated. There is no one size fits all way to motivate your staff. Certainly off...Read More...
      What has happened to the UK milk industry?

      What has happened to the UK milk industry?

      Wednesday 18th Feb 2015 by Marcus Brasier
      Cheaper isn’t always better, even though it appears to have a short term benefit. Sure customers may accept competitive pricing benefits offered by large retailers, but there is a more important question to ask: What is it doing to the UK milk industry? Already reports are reflecting that current trends are unsustainable. While some farmers ...Read More...