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Here are the latest news stories from SFDF. If you are a journalist and would like to be notified when SFDF issues a press release, please send an email to: pressoffice@fdf.org.uk.


13 November 2014

Press Release: Nestlé's Fiona Kendrick Elected FDF President for 2015

At the Food and Drink Federation (FDF)'s recent Council meeting Fiona Kendrick, CEO and Chairman of Nestlé UK and Ireland, was elected FDF President for 2015 in succession to Richard Evans, President of PepsiCo West Europe & South Africa Region. A formal handover of responsibilities will take place at the FDF President's Reception on 15 December.  More about Nestlé's Fiona Kendrick Elected FDF President for 2015


13 November 2014

Press Release: Pepsico hosts students at site to inspire Engineering Careers

Nineteen female students from Winstanley College, Wigan UTC and Cardinal Newman School yesterday visited PepsiCo's Skelmersdale Walkers crisp plant as part of a new partnership with youth skills initiative MyKindaCrowd.  More about Pepsico hosts students at site to inspire Engineering Careers


11 November 2014

Press Release: Mars inspires the next generation of engineers

Mars Chocolate's Slough factory opened its doors to 19 female students from St Bernards, St Joseph's Catholic, Langley Grammar and Slough & Eton schools yesterday as part of a new programme with youth skills initiative MyKindaCrowd.  More about Mars inspires the next generation of engineers


11 November 2014

Press Release: SFDF shortlisted for Interface Collaboration Award

A Scottish Industry Advisory Group (IAG) which is committed to making the best use of our diminishing resources and reduce waste has been shortlisted for a major Scottish award. More about SFDF shortlisted for Interface Collaboration Award


10 November 2014

Press Release: FDF Launches Event to Boost Start Up Businesses

Small and start-up businesses in food and drink are being given an insight into the secrets of success from leaders in the sector at a one-off free event at London's ExCel conference centre. More about FDF Launches Event to Boost Start Up Businesses


7 November 2014

Press Release: Nestlé hosts students at site to inspire Engineering Careers

Twenty students from Canon Lee School and David Young Community Academy are fresh from a visit to the York-based factory of well-known food producer Nestlé UK & Ireland, as part of the BIS See Inside Manufacturing initiative and a partnership with youth skills initiative MyKindaCrowd.  More about Nestlé hosts students at site to inspire Engineering Careers


3 November 2014

Press Release: Food industry tempts tomorrow's engineers away from competing sectors

More than 2,400 students and teachers are to be targeted in a bid to inspire interest in engineering and other STEM-related careers in the food and drink manufacturing sector.  More about Food industry tempts tomorrow's engineers away from competing sectors


29 October 2014

Press Release: Top CEO inspires future food engineers on industry's first engineering degree

Students on the UK's only food engineering masters' degree course dedicated entirely to food and drink manufacturing got to hear from top industrialist Fiona Kendrick, CEO of Nestlé UK & Ireland, yesterday. More about Top CEO inspires future food engineers on industry's first engineering degree


24 October 2014

Press Release: Students get a taste of Engineering at Premier Foods factory in Worksop

A group of students got an exclusive insight into what it's like to be an engineer working in the food and drink industry - the UK's largest manufacturing sector.  More about Students get a taste of Engineering at Premier Foods factory in Worksop


10 October 2014

Press Release: FDF bids farewell to long-serving Director General

FDF has announced that its Director General, Melanie Leech, will be leaving in the New Year after more than nine years to head up the British Property Federation. More about FDF bids farewell to long-serving Director General