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    • Summer heatwave – the winners and losers in the food manufacturing industry

      Summer heatwave – the winners and losers in the food manufacturing industry

      Thursday 20th Sep 2018 by Marcus Brasier
      Summer 2018 brought us months of glorious sunshine, the World Cup, and not a single drop of rain for many. This has been the hottest summer since 1976 but what effect has this had on the food and drinks manufacturing industry? In this blog, we explain the winners and losers of the summer heatwave 2018 The winners It’s fair to say that the ...Read More...
      2018 dining trends

      2018 dining trends

      Wednesday 5th Sep 2018 by Marcus Brasier
      Whether it be in fashion, electronics, or food – every year has a trend. In 2008 we had ‘small plate dining’ and, by 2010, gourmet burgers were on every menu. Now that we’re over halfway through the year, let’s look back on the restaurant and dining trends that have already emerged and the ones yet to come. Plant base...Read More...
      Plastic packaging and the food industry – a bad romance?

      Plastic packaging and the food industry – a bad romance?

      Monday 23rd Jul 2018 by Marcus Brasier
      Have you ever wondered why your food has extensive packaging? You’re not alone as society is growing more aware of the impact food packaging has on the environment. BBC’s ‘Blue Planet’, the nature documentary, recently showed images of our polluted oceans and the sea life struggling to survive in it. David Attenborough, th...Read More...
      Brexit and the labour market

      Brexit and the labour market

      Tuesday 17th Jul 2018 by Marcus Brasier
      As we move towards post-Brexit Britain, there are new predictions for those working in the food industry. Jobs in agriculture, horticulture and food manufacturing may see major changes very soon with their industry’s futures left uncertain. In this article, we report on the growing numbers of migrant workers contemplating leaving the UK and ...Read More...
      How will Brexit affect our food production?

      How will Brexit affect our food production?

      Tuesday 10th Jul 2018 by Marcus Brasier
      As the UK approaches a post-Brexit society, many industries face major changes but there’s one area of concern in particular exercising many minds – our food. Arguably, the food industry has already felt the consequences of the Brexit vote, which makes us question what the full impact will be after the 29th of March 2019 when we really ...Read More...
      Veganism – fad or future?

      Veganism – fad or future?

      Thursday 28th Jun 2018 by Marcus Brasier
      If you aren’t vegan, then you aren’t following the biggest trend of 2018. In 2014, only 0.8% of the population identified as vegan so why are 7% subscribing to this lifestyle? 7% is small in comparison to meat eaters however, if the movement continues to grow with this momentum, we can only predict the future is surely vegan. There&rsq...Read More...
      GDPR and Your Job Search

      GDPR and Your Job Search

      Tuesday 19th Jun 2018 by Marcus Brasier
      For the past year or so, it seems as though you can’t go anywhere without hearing about privacy policies and data protection legislation. If you’ve checked your inbox lately, you may be sick of getting information about it. But it’s important. That’s because, on May 25th, GDPR officially came into force in the UK and across...Read More...
      Creepy Crawly Cuisine: Are edible insects on the menu for the UK?

      Creepy Crawly Cuisine: Are edible insects on the menu for the UK?

      Wednesday 11th Oct 2017 by Sarah Lanius-Roberts
      In the past year, we have seen a huge rise in popularity of edible insect based foods here in the UK. People have been consuming insects as food for thousands of years in other countries such as Mexico and the Philippines (it is estimated the over 2 billion people in the world eat insects on a regular basis). It seems that we are now starting to c...Read More...
      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...