Food and Agriculture

The food and drink manufacturing industry is the single largest manufacturing sector in the UK, with a turnover of £95.4bn accounting for 18.3% of the total manufacturing sector by turnover.

The sector is an important trading partner with Europe: exporting almost £19.5bn of food and drink products a year.

The industry employs more than 400,000 workers, this represents nearly 17% of the overall manufacturing workforce in the UK. The industry has increased the productivity of its labour force over the last 10 years by 12% (leaving food and drink workers in the UK nearly 50% more productive than the EU average).

In the UK there are:

219 biscuit manufacturers
2,416 bakery & bread manufacturers
346 meat processing manufacturers
96 poultry processing manufacturers
152 butter and cheese producers

We service some of the nation’s favourite food brands by supplementing their workforce with temporary labour during peak trading periods.

Our experience and success within this sector is driven by our recruitment and retention of temporary workers, who enjoy the flexibility and variety of work within this sector.

Our clients include:

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The industry is governed by strict high quality control standards, which are consistently monitored. Operating to high hygiene standards, our training and induction programmes, mirror the industry standards required. Our health and safety processes are of paramount importance and play a pivotal role in our continued success within this sector.

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We bring a can-do attitude, and strive 24/7 to ensure our clients and employees achieve great results each and every day. Our dedicated team are here to help you achieve your goals.

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