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News & Events

This section covers latest news & events for BFFF and the industry and also the Federation’s commercial activities and events such as the Dinner Dance and Annual Luncheon as well as highlighting important dates for your diary.

If you wish to publicise your company’s news to a wider audience, please send your news story and relevant images to emmacranidge@bfff.co.uk

In Memory of Frank Brake 22 December 1933 – 22 December 2018 www.frankbrake.co.uk Frank was one of those characters who appreciated the old adage the harder you worked, the luckier you got. Frank was born into the hospitality industry, as the son of publicans in New Oxford Street, later attending Borough Polytechnic where he developed […]

Anaerobic digestion trade body to recruit Chair to drive growth of green gas in its second decade ADBA to appoint new Chair on its tenth anniversary, replacing role of Chief Executive Current Chief Executive Charlotte Morton makes announcement at ADBA National Conference 2018 New Chair will provide “a new face to take forward ADBA’s exciting […]

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Sampling for food safety seminar This seminar, on 19 March, will look at practical approaches and issues associated with sampling in the food industry. It will cover sampling for microorganisms and chemical and food safety, as well as how sampling applies to food safety systems. Attendees will: gather insights into sampling processes and procedures in […]

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Pelican on the move with Talent in Logistics The UK’s leading training and development event for the logistics sector has appointed Pelican Communications to deliver an integrated marketing campaign. Talent in Logistics (TiL) is dedicated to the recruitment, development, engagement and retention of the 2.2 million people working in the UK transport, logistics and warehousing […]

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Craft Guild of Chefs announces 8th Universal Cookery and Food Festival The Craft Guild of Chefs is delighted to announce the details of the 8th Universal Cookery and Food Festival (UCFF). The popular annual event will take place on Tuesday 25th June 2019 at Farrington Oils in Northamptonshire. Following the huge success of this year’s […]


Oakland Appoints Distress Load Technical Lead Team Manager Family business, multi temperature supply chain and logistics specialist, Oakland International, has appointed Eimear Scolard as the company’s new Technical Team Lead. Tasked with heading their successful Distress Load Team, Eimear will oversee inspections, co-ordinating the team from initial contact through to load completion. With full HACCP […]


Country Range Student Chef Challenge Semi-Finalists Revealed With the deadline for entries now passed, sixteen catering colleges from around the UK have received an early Christmas present after they were announced as semi-finalists for the prestigious Country Range Student Chef Challenge 2018/19. The successful teams to qualify for the semi-final heats following a tough paper […]

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UniCarriers Europe appoints Jonas Tornerefelt as Executive Vice President Sales & Marketing New face in the European top management: UniCarriers Europe AB, a subsidiary of Mitsubishi Logisnext, appoints the Swede Jonas Tornerefelt as Executive Vice President (EVP) Sales & Marketing. He succeeds Bengt Kristiansson in this position, who is retiring. Jonas Tornerefelt will fully take […]


Shortlist Announced! After tremendous success of our 2018 Awards, we are delighted with the high calibre of nominees for our 2nd Annual BFFF People Awards being held on 7th February 2019. This time round sees new categories being introduced to allow companies to showcase the many roles that go into keeping the frozen food industry […]