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    • 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...
      What’s going to happen to the UK retail market?

      What’s going to happen to the UK retail market?

      Monday 16th Feb 2015 by Marcus Brasier
      The festive season is traditionally the busiest time of the year for retailers. However, this was not the case for Morrisons, one of the UK’s biggest retailers, who saw sales declining by 3.1%. In January sales continued to decline and on the back of this the CEO has resigned. According to an article on foodmanufacture.co.uk, it is the big fo...Read More...
      How to attract the best graduates into your business

      How to attract the best graduates into your business

      Wednesday 11th Feb 2015 by Marcus Brasier
      Starting out, many graduates have loads of ambition and enthusiasm which can foster great energy and creativity within a business. They are looking to kick start their career and if your business can offer them what they are looking for, you may well find some very valuable employees. According to the Food and Drink Federation, the industry will n...Read More...
      New Year, New Career

      New Year, New Career

      Wednesday 4th Feb 2015 by Marcus Brasier
      It is hard to believe that January has already come and gone, 2015 has undoubtedly gotten off to a face paced start. The question is: what are you going to do about it? Is this the year for a change – to maybe find a better position in a better company?  Maybe make some more money and move up in the world. And if that is what you have in...Read More...
      Would you buy a horse burger in McDonald’s?

      Would you buy a horse burger in McDonald’s?

      Tuesday 13th Jan 2015 by Marcus Brasier
      Firstly, let me immediately clarify my question before I am sued to within an inch of my life by some nasty lawyers.  I am of course in no way insinuating that McDonald’s have, do or will serve horse burgers.  I am merely posing the hypothetical question that if they did, or any other fast food outlet for that matter did, would you ...Read More...
      Food Manufacturing Excellence Awards 2014

      Food Manufacturing Excellence Awards 2014

      Wednesday 26th Nov 2014 by Marcus Brasier
      Hands up who enjoyed the 2014 Food Manufacturing Excellence Awards?  Well you obviously can’t see us here at b3 jobs, but if you could then you would see a full house!  Congratulations to all the winners, especially Jodie Adcock of Thorntons who won our sponsored category of Young Talent of the Year.  I was very proud to be abl...Read More...
      So you want to be a food manufacturer?

      So you want to be a food manufacturer?

      Tuesday 23rd Sep 2014 by Marcus Brasier
      Food manufacturers come in all shapes and sizes, ranging from a few people to tens of thousands, but there does seem to be a growing number of smaller businesses setting up on the back of the trend for locally and seasonally sourced food.  Artisan bakers, smokeries, charcutiers and condiment producers, to name but a few, all seem to be doing w...Read More...
      When to stop embellishing your CV…

      When to stop embellishing your CV…

      Monday 1st Sep 2014 by Marcus Brasier
      Your CV is your golden chance to get your foot in the door of a new job.  It therefore needs to shine, stand out and make the reader want to interview you at least – if not employ you of course as well!  However, whilst you can polish your CV, never get carried away as one candidate of mine did - with some quite major consequences!&...Read More...
      Two of the most important words

      Two of the most important words

      Friday 15th Aug 2014 by Marcus Brasier
      So you’re looking for a new job.  Whether you are currently unemployed, or gainfully employed and just looking for a new challenge, the whole process can been frustrating, time consuming and demoralizing.  It can therefore be very easy to forget the two simple words that can set you apart from everyone else – and maybe even ma...Read More...
      I always have to chase the agency for news….

      I always have to chase the agency for news….

      Wednesday 23rd Jul 2014 by Marcus Brasier
      One of the biggest annoyances that people have about using a recruitment agency to find them a new job, is that they always have to chase them for news.  Why can’t the agency call them for goodness sake? OK, this would seem to be a fair and reasonable criticism.   And I would totally agree to one extent - even a half good agen...Read More...