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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

GMS Group celebrates 20 years of security services National security services expert, GMS Group, is celebrating 20 years of industry-leading crime prevention. The Midlands-based security specialist, which boasts Kerry Foods, Lineage & A.F. Blakemore amongst its clients, has marked its anniversary with a pledge to support 20 different local and national charities throughout 2018. The […]


Brexit must not stop UK signing up to new EU recycling targets – ADBA UK anaerobic digestion industry welcomes proposed EU circular economy package Proposed new EU-wide targets include no food waste to landfill by 2024 Trade body says UK must adopt targets regardless of EU membership The UK’s anaerobic digestion (AD) industry has welcomed […]

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£2,000 up for grabs in the UK’s student food innovation competition Campden BRI, the UK’s leading food and drink research organisation and Institute of Food Science & Technology (IFST), the leading qualifying body for food professionals in Europe, are urging UK food science and technology students to take part in Ecotrophelia UK – a prestigious […]


FreeFrom Food Awards 2018 Shortlist Announced Oakland International joins fellow sponsors in congratulating this year’s shortlist in the FreeFrom Food Awards which will take place at the Royal College of Physicians in London on Tuesday 17th April. Celebrating its second decade in fine style, the 11th annual FreeFrom Food Awards reflect the enormous growth in […]

A New Look and a New Product Launch to Celebrate 10 Years of Bannisters Yorkshire Family Farm To celebrate 10 years of baking success, Bannisters Farm have given themselves a make-over with a stylish, contemporary but somehow reassuringly traditional new-look to entice more busy people to venture into the freezer aisle and try their range […]

Iceland Announces New Ranges as Part of Plastics-Free Pledge Following its landmark announcement that it is committing to become the first major retailer globally to eliminate plastic packaging from all of its own brand products by the end of 2023, Iceland – the UK’s leading frozen food specialist – has revealed that the first ranges […]

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CoolKit joins Ford Qualified Vehicle Modifier Program CoolKit has been approved for Ford’s QVM scheme, which ensures the quality of converted vehicles meets high standards in manufacture and quality control. As a Qualified Vehicle Modifier Program (QVM) converter, CoolKit now provides a warranty for the conversion that matches Ford’s own in terms of mileage and […]

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Grant Thornton have recently released Boosting the balance sheet – a guide for food and beverage business report.  This report highlights how F&B businesses can unlock working capital and unclaimed R&D tax relief to to prepare financially for the potential challenges and opportunities ahead, including case studies and checklists. The full report can be viewed […]

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