Food Exec’s To Plot Brexit Course for UK’s Largest Manufacturing Sector at Food & Drink Business UK Conference

The Food and Drink Business UK Conference, a leading gathering of food and beverage industry professionals, takes place on the 7th November in the Ricoh Arena, Coventry with a focus on Manufacturing, IT, Data, Logistics and more. The annual event will welcome 2,000 food industry professionals, 200 speakers and 170+ exhibitors.

Top speakers this year include:

  • Tammy Butterworth, Global R&D Manager, PepsiCo.
  • Thomas Brewer, Engineering Innovation and Transformation, AB InBev
  • Vincent Doumeizel, Vice President, Food and Sustainability, Lloyd’s Register Group
  • Paul Isherwood -Head of Technical and Quality, SHS Group
  • Gavin Milligan, Group Sustainability Director, William Jackson Food Group
  • Andrew Beresford, Head of QESH, British Sugar
  • Verity Wilks, Responsible Sourcing Manager, Jordans & Ryvita Company
  • Paul Isherwood, Head of Technical & Quality, The SHS Group Drinks Division
  • Jon Walsh, Group Commercial Director, Meadow Foods
  • John Stapleton, Co-Founder, Covent Garden Soup and Little Dish

There will be 28 conferences taking place within the event including the Supply Chain & Logistics Summit, Craft Beer and Spirits Expo, Sustainable Food & Beverage Manufacturing Summit and Quality & Safety Summit. Read More

Food Exec’s To Plot Brexit Course for UK’s Largest Manufacturing Sector at Food & Drink Business UK Conference

The Food and Drink Business UK Conference, a leading gathering of food and beverage industry professionals, takes place on the 7th November in the Ricoh Arena, Coventry with a focus on Manufacturing, IT, Data, Logistics and more. The annual event will welcome 2,000 food industry professionals, 200 speakers and 150+ exhibitors.

There will be 27 conferences taking place within the event including the Supply Chain & Logistics Summit, Craft Beer and Spirits Expo, Sustainable Food & Beverage Manufacturing Summit and Quality & Safety Summit.

The Food and Drink Business UK Conference takes place as uncertainty grows within the food and drink industry as negotiations gather pace in Brussels ahead of Brexit. The food and drink industry, the UK’s largest manufacturing sector, faces a potential exodus of EU workers, a loss of £3bn in subsidies and the unwinding of over 4,500+ EU regulations and laws that govern the industry. According to the conference organiser Colin Murphy, the event presents a chance for the food and drink industry to discuss the likely challenges head on. Read More

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Steenbergs announces acquisition

The spice company Steenbergs has announced the acquisition of Old Hamlet Wine & Spice.

Founders, Axel and Sophie Steenberg, have bought the mulled wine specialists, which was established in 1975 and has been owned by Tim and Rachel Bell since 1991. Under their management, Old Hamlet has become a leader in making hand-crafted mulling wine mixes in cotton bags.

The company explained that not only does Old Hamlet fit neatly with Steenbergs existing spice and mulling spices products, but Old Hamlet’s ethical principles dovetail with those of Steenbergs, with both businesses committed to fair trading. Further, both Tim and Rachel have committed to provide Steenbergs with consultancy to ensure a smooth handover for customers, suppliers and to help with production quality. Read More

Baby food brand announces new MD to grows market position

A mew Managing Director has joined Organix to help drive brand growth and strengthen market position.

Philipp von Jagow (pictured), has joined the baby and toddler snack food brand in the top job, bringing with him expertise that will enable Organix to drive its growth and strengthen its position in the market, as the brand continues to deliver record sales performance.

Philipp has more than 12 years’ experience in brand leadership; previously he was Marketing Director and Vice President of the Jams Category at Schwartau, a family run enterprise of €300m based in Germany, which, like Organix, is part of the Hero Group. Prior to that, he spent two years as Group Product and Marketing Manager at Semper, the market leading Infant nutrition business, in Sweden, and previously held a number of marketing and trade marketing roles at Schwartau. Read More