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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

Country Range Student Chef Challenge 2018 Semi-Finalists Announced With the deadline for entires now passed and the standard once again incredibly high, the following 16 teams have been announced as the Country Range Student Chef Challenge 2018 semi-finalists: Ayrshire College City of Liverpool College City College Norwich City of Glasgow College College of West Anglia East Kent […]

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Nominations open for 25th anniversary Craft Guild of Chefs awards Leading chef association Craft Guild of Chefs has today launched nomination entries for its 25th anniversary awards, taking place 4th June 2018. Celebrating 25 years of culinary excellence, the awards recognise and acknowledge remarkable talent across the UK and beyond. To mark the milestone anniversary, […]

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HENDERSON’S TRIAL WITH CHEP DOLLY SHOWS IMPROVED LOGISTICS AND HIGHER SALES FOR RETAILERS CHEP, the supply chain solutions company, has conducted a trial programme with Henderson Wholesale Ltd, a SPAR International license holder, on the usage of CHEP’s wheeled dolly platform. The three-week pilot was carried out at 13 SPAR convenience stores in Northern Ireland, […]

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 Paramount Triumphs at The Caterer Product Excellence Awards Paramount 21, the premium frozen seafood and vegetarian specialist, had a hugely successful evening at the recent Caterer Product Excellence Awards. The Devon-based company entered two products and was delighted to not only win with both products, but to win the Winner of Winner’s Food and Drink […]

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Jonathan Lee Recruitment joins British Frozen Food Federation (BFFF) Jonathan Lee Recruitment (http://bfff.co.uk/member/jonathan-lee-recruitment-ltd/) is pleased to become an associate member of the British Frozen Food Federation (BFFF). The BFFF is a trade association that promotes and protects the interests of the frozen food industry in the UK, advising members about health and safety, technical and legislative […]

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NewCold development plan on track as cold store grows again NewCold Logistics, the global deep-frozen warehousing and distribution specialist, has agreed contracts for almost 50% of the additional 88,000 pallet spaces currently being added to its Wakefield warehousing facility. Fully operational by March 2018, the 42m-high cold storage plant will accommodate 143,000 pallets at minus […]

Hampton Court Hosts ‘An Evening with the Country Range Group’ Hampton Court was the scene for the Country Range Group’s Annual Award Dinner as members, suppliers and guests celebrated an unforgettable 25th anniversary year. The event was also an opportunity to support the Group’s aim to raise £25,000 for Hospitality Action with a charity auction […]

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Brexit Seminars Announced by Oakland International Multi temperature supply chain specialist Oakland International will host its first of a series of dedicated Brexit Seminars at the Crowne Plaza, NEC, Birmingham on Wednesday 28th February 2018. Heading Oakland’s professional Brexit team will be Director of Oakland Invicta, Robert Hardy, a former Director of P&O Ferries and […]

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AGRO Merchants Group Acquires Grocontinental and Completes Global Refinancing Transformative acquisition reinforces market leadership position and substantially enhances value proposition for customers worldwide AGRO Merchants Group, a global leader in cold storage and logistics solutions, announced today the acquisition of UK-based Grocontinental Limited. This transaction reinforces AGRO’s position as the leading cold storage and logistics […]

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