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“Anyone can be successful if they work hard enough”

The PFF Packaging Group, which was established in 1993, employs a total of 240 people and is the UK’s largest independent producer of thermoformed plastic food packaging. Here, managing director Andy Bairstow predicts that owner managed companies are the ones to watch as they are able to react more quickly and more flexibly to customers’ needs.

Posted 6 April 2017

“I’m very philosophical and spiritual”

Sam Benjamin began his career as a trainee chef at Addo Food Group’s Riverside Bakery before being promoted to retail account manager. Now brand manager of the Too Good To Be… range of gluten-free sweet and savoury pastry products, formerly known as No.G, his potential in the industry saw him scoop the Rising Star accolade at the 2016 Food and Drink Federation Awards.

Posted 6 February 2017

“Hopefully health claims will be banned and the marketeers banished from the industry”

In 2011, Andrew Tickle couldn’t decide what to do with a grass field. With little crop growing experience and very limited knowledge of specialist products, he stumbled upon aronia berries and his business Tickleberries was born. The first grower in England to establish a commercial aronia berry plantation, here, he explains why the banks are the ones to watch post Brexit.

Posted 7 December 2016

“I truly love my job”

Jobien Laurijssen, sustainability manager at SVZ, explains why companies that have embedded sustainability deeply into their commercial strategies will be the ones to succeed.

Posted 27 September 2016

“Share the load when you’re struggling, but never give up”

We speak to Duncan Goose, founder and managing director of life changing bottled water brand One Water, which is celebrating raising over £14 million for water projects; providing clean, safe water to over three million people in the world’s poorest communities.

Posted 16 August 2016

Stuart Simm

Saica Pack’s national development centre manager Stuart Simm talks paper, design and the great outdoors

Posted 17 June 2016