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  • Meadow Foods has invested several million pounds into its dairy production site in Peterborough, helping to create a new expansion. They are expecting to open 50 new job opportunities as a direct result. This is a huge step forward for the manufacturer which will allow them to strengthen their dominant market position. It was made possibly by an investment from a private equity firm, which had previously been announced separately.

  • A shortage of vets is causing problems across the food industry, particularly in terms of importing and exporting food through the border. Experts are now warning that if a no-deal Brexit goes ahead, the shortage would increase to the point of leaving food delayed at borders.

  • The Dulcote-based program has now taken on 13 apprentices to kick-start their learning.

  • The Confederation of British Industry found that 30% of the workers in our food and drink industry are migrant workers from the EU – which means the largest manufacturing sector in the UK could be at risk of a shortfall.

  • The firm, which is owned by the same founder as home delivery service Fishbox, now plans to create new job roles at the site.

  • Egg producer Blackdown Hills Enterprises Ltd has been forced into administration by the recent spate of extreme hot weather. The move has caused the loss of jobs for their entire workforce, with no hope available to save their positions.

  • 2 Sisters has reversed a decision to axe 180 jobs at a plant in Wolverhampton which was set to be closed.

  • 200 jobs have been safeguarded with the Scottish baker Aulds, after the retail business was put into liquidation.

  • A Cornish pasty company has gone into administration, causing the loss of 100 jobs.

  • Young’s Seafood has acquired a new site in Grimsby for £1.5 million, close to its existing headquarters.

  • In the wake of expansions at several of their other sites, 2 Sisters has announced the creation of 320 new positions at its poultry processing hub in Devon.

  • Palethorpes Bakery has opened a new distribution centre which will create 100 new jobs.

  • Heineken have announced a large investment in craft beer firm Beavertown, to help them construct a new brewery. After securing a minority stake in the business, the £450 million will help the London-based firm to create new jobs at the new site.

  • Pending approval by the local council, the Samworth Brothers site in Leicester looks set for a big expansion. Bradgate Bakery could soon be providing 150 new jobs to the local area, after planning permission was sought from Leicester City Council.

  • Arla have announced that jobs are at risk, after a strategic review into their operating efficiency.

  • A meat inspection firm, Eville & Jones, has launched a training scheme for skilled vets.

  • Dunbia have announced that they are to close their Felinfach plant after the lease has come up for renewal. The closure affects 34 employees, who will now be out of a job.

  • Dee Smith of Pladis has revealed how McVities make continuous investments into employee satisfaction, focusing on health and wellbeing to create a positive working environment...

  • 95% of manufacturers are demanding changes to the Apprenticeship Levy, according to research conducted by EEF. Although there may be disagreements about the degree of change require, the overwhelming majority of businesses clearly want to see something different from the levy.