Food and Drink

We have a good understanding of the pressures facing the food and drink industry and we have worked with some of the industry’s major players such as such as Burton’s Biscuit Company, Wadworth and Domino’s Pizza develop their managers to inspire and engage their people to improve the business’ performance and drive competitive advantage.

The food and drink manufacturing industry has a large social and economic impact on the UK.  It is the single largest manufacturing sector in the UK, with a GVA of £24bn and employs over 400,000 people.  In addition it provides convenience food and drinks for individuals and families who are finding they have less time to prepare meals from scratch due to their busy lifestyles.

Drivers for change in the sector include:

  • Rising concerns over increasing obesity levels in the UK as well as globally mean that food and drink companies need to provide convenience foods that offer great taste as well as being nutritionally healthy.

  • Companies will need to respond by developing innovative new food products as well as reformulating existing ones, reducing the content of saturated fats, sugar, salt and calories per portion.

  • Consumers are increasingly more concerned about the environment and will require businesses to act in a more environmentally friendly way, for examplereducing greenhouse gas emissions, sending less waste to landfill sites; using less packaging, etc. as well as ensuring their ingredients are sourced from sustainable sources and farmers are paid fairly.

  • Government pressure on the sector will continue to encourage companies to improve food literacy to ensure that consumers can make better informed choices about what they purchase.

We can develop your managers and staff to deal with these challenges and deliver a fundamental shift in the culture and performance of your business. We have the unique ability to deeply understand your business vision, strategy, and goals and to design development interventions that will deliver significant business benefits.  To learn more about our work and see how our other clients have benefited from our support, visit What Our Clients Say.


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