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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.

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MJ Baker Foodservice records 25 per cent increase in physical orders at annual trade show Leading independent wholesaler MJ Baker Foodservice has completed record-breaking sales at its annual foodservice trade show for the third consecutive year. The Newton Abbot-based firm, which runs the biggest foodservice event in the West Country, concluded deals worth more than […]


Trowbridge based apetito announces £31million investment in its food manufacturing site apetito, the UK’s leading food producer for the health and social care sector (and owner of Wiltshire Farm Foods), today announces that it will be investing £31million in its South West based, food manufacturing business resulting in job creation in the company’s Trowbridge site. […]

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NewCold’s diverse and inclusive recruitment strategy pays dividends Fast-growing temperature-controlled distribution company NewCold Advanced Cold Logistics is reaping the rewards of recruiting and training a number of long-term local unemployed and young people without any academic qualifications at its highly automated coldstore in Wakefield, Yorkshire. These new local recruits, who were originally taken on to […]

New website for BigFish Brand JCS Fish has just launched a brand new website for its growing BigFish Brand™ of frozen fish products.   The site at www.bigfishbrand.co.uk highlights the complete range of BigFish Brand frozen fish fillets. It also offers a range of simple recipes for using the product and an online ordering facility. […]

Ayrshire College Crowned Country Range Student Chef Challenge Champions 2017 After a gripping live theatre final at ScotHot 2017 on the 15th March, Iona Duncan, Agnieska Dudko and Katarazyna Hospodarewska from Ayrshire College were crowned Country Range Student Chef Challenge champions of 2017. Competing against college teams from around the UK including Blackpool and Fylde […]


MDC FOODS UNVEILS NEW WHOLESALE RANGE AT IFE17 MDC Foods – one of the UK’s leading frozen food manufacturers – has launched a new range of premium quality frozen produce, exclusively for the wholesale market, under its Crop’s brand. The products were unveiled for the first time at the International Food & Drink Event (IFE), […]

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Bells of Lazonby triumph at the Cumbria Family Business Awards Bells of Lazonby triumphed at the Cumbria Family Business Awards, winning The Outstanding Family Business of the Year and Food & Drink Producer of the year. The glitzy award ceremony, hosted by Cumbrian born-and-bred Hairy Biker, David Myers was held at Castle Green Hotel in […]

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