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Appetite for Engineering

Blair House
184-186 High Street
Tonbridge
TN9 1BQ
United Kingdom

Telephone : 01732 359990
Email : david.strydom@imlgroup.co.uk
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Article archive for Appetite for Engineering

Appetite for Engineering: Groceries Code Adjudicator confirmed as keynote speaker (19 June 2013)
Food Processing magazine is proud to announce that Groceries Code Adjudicator, Christine Tacon, will be the keynote speaker at Appetite for Engineering 2013. read more...

Peter Whitfield wins Outstanding Achievement Award at PPMA (27 September 2012)
Appetite for Engineering founder and former Food Processing publisher Peter Whitfield has won the PPMA Group 2012 Award for Outstanding Achievement read more...

A4E to take food industry by storm (01 June 2012)
The buzz is building as delegates pour in to see the top stars the food industry has to offer at Appetite for Engineering at the Hinckley Island Hotel in Leicestershire on 12 June read more...

WHY YOU SHOULD BOOK YOUR PLACE AT A4E NOW (01 June 2012)
Find out how to improve automation in your food factory, make skills the cornerstone of your business, use automation grants to fund projects, overcome the challenges faced by SMEs, and work successfully with your machinery suppliers read more...

Learn how to automate - and stay ahead! (01 June 2012)
Appetite for Engineering speaker Graham Thomas, engineering manager of Greencore Cake & Desserts, put his neck on the line in order to invest in robots. Find out how and why he did so - and how he reaped the benefits for Greencore. read more...

The challenges of starting out (18 May 2012)
Claire Hall, founder of drink it Ltd/Percy's, will present at Appetite for Engineering about the challenges faced by start up companies read more...

How Arla Will Talk About the Dairy Skills Gap (18 May 2012)
The first skills presentation at Appetite for Engineering will be made by Christopher Edwards, technical competence development manager with Arla Foods read more...

Learn from UK's top food brands at A4E (17 May 2012)
Find out how to improve automation in your food factory, make skills the cornerstone of your business, use automation grants to fund projects, overcome the challenges faced by SMEs, and work successfully with your machinery suppliers read more...

EXCITEMENT AROUND A4E REACHES FEVER PITCH (16 May 2012)
As delegates continue to pour in for Appetite, the event is garnering more attention than ever. Here is all the information you need, including details about our headline speaker, Jim Moseley (pictured), the MD of General Mills read more...

How your packaging can give you the competitive edge (10 May 2012)
Appetite for Engineering, the one day event for food manufacturers, will show how a packaging solution worked for British Sugar. Don't miss this presentation if you want to know how this happened. read more...

A4E: LET THE SHOW BEGIN... (10 May 2012)
The last stand has been sold for the Appetite for Engineering exhibition area which will be on display at the Hinckley Island Hotel in Leicestershire on 12 June. read more...

OVALTINE IS FINAL SPEAKER TO BE CONFIRMED (09 May 2012)
Theo Schmid of The Wander Group, manufacturer of Ovaltine for Europe, will speak about lean manufacturing in the food industry at Appetite for Engineering on 12 June read more...

Jordans & Ryvita engineering head to address A4E (01 May 2012)
Tristan Holloway, the site engineering and maintenance manager at The Jordans & Ryvita Co, has given details of his presentation to Appetite for Engineering at the Hinckley Island Hotel in Leicestershire on 12 June read more...

A4E: Warburtons to address concepts of automation (12 April 2012)
Darren Hunt, Engineering Team Leader at Warburtons, and his colleague Claire Wilson, Operations & Maintenance Manager, will tak about the various aspects of automation at Appetite for Engineering on 12 June at the Hinckley Island Hotel in Leicestershire read more...

Appetite for Skills: A youngster's perspective (10 April 2012)
One of the young attendees at Appetite for Skills, which took place on 27 March at the Holbeach campus of the University of Lincoln, has written to Food Processing about his experience of the day. Here are his thoughts: read more...

RETAILERS, FOOD PRODUCERS AMONG A4E INFLUX (05 April 2012)
Branston, Direct Table Foods, Brammer and Waitrose are just some of the names pouring in as delegates sign up to attend this year's Appetite for Engineering 2012 event at the Hinckley Island Hotel in Leicestershire on 12 June. read more...

BOOK NOW to get Early Bird discount for A4E (04 April 2012)
Delegates don't have much time left to cash in on the Early Bird discount offer for a place among more than 200 delegates at the next Appetite for Engineering at the Hinckley Island Hotel in Leicestershire on 12 June. The offer ends on 30 April. read more...

Arla Foods to address A4E on skills investment (03 April 2012)
In a presentation entitled 'Keeping Your Dairy Lean by Skills Investment', Christopher Edwards, technical competence development manager of Arla Foods, will address Appetite for Engineering at the Hinckley Island Hotel in Leicestershire on 12 June read more...

The Role of Robots (29 March 2012)
Ian Walker, general sales manager at industrial robot supplier KUKA Robotics UK, responds to some frequently asked questions about the role of robots in the food processing industry. read more...

Appetite for Skills proves a huge success (29 March 2012)
Appetite for Skills, which was held at the National Centre for Food Manufacturing at the Holbeach campus of the University of Lincoln on 27 March, was deemed a success by exhibitors, organisers and attendees read more...

Appetite for Skills set for takeoff (26 March 2012)
Appetite for Skills, a student workshop associated with Appetite for Engineering and Food Processing, will take place at the University of Lincoln's National Centre for Food Manufacturing (NCFM) on 27 March read more...

Festo MD comments on Appetite (20 March 2012)
Gary Wyles, managing director of Festo GB, has issued a statement on the decision by Festo to be headline sponsor at Appetite for Engineering at the Hinckley Island Hotel in Leicestershire on 12 June 2012 read more...

Young Person's Engineering Workshop for March (22 February 2012)
The National Centre for Food Manufacturing, University of Lincoln is hosting a Young Learners Workshop, entitled Appetite for Engineering. It is aimed at encouraging young people to see engineering as a potential career opportunity in the Food and Drink Industries. read more...

The challenges of supplying the right machinery (20 February 2012)
Alan Yates, MD of Endoline Machinery and President of the PPMA, will be presenting at Appetite for Engineering at the Hinckley Island Hotel on 12 June 2012, about how the lack of communication is the greatest challenge for equipment suppliers when working with food manufacturers read more...

Top notch speakers for Appetite for Engineering (15 February 2012)
This conference networking event, to be held at the Hinckley Island Hotel in Leicestershire on 12 June 2012 will help food and beverage processors learn more about how the UK's top food brands such as Warburtons, Burton's Foods, Marks & Spencer and General Mills remain successful and innovative read more...

Appetite: Sweet touch from Greencore Cakes & Desserts (14 February 2012)
Graham Thomas, engineering manager at Greencore Cakes & Desserts, will present at Appetite for Engineering at the Hinckley Island Hotel on 12 June 2012. He will talk about the investment in engineering that is so important to the company's success. read more...

Appetite: Warburtons looks at automation-human interaction (14 February 2012)
Warburtons' engineering and operations managers, Darren Hunt and Claire Wilson, will address Appetite for Engineering on 12 June at the Hinckley Island Hotel to talk about advantages and disadvantages of automation technology in manufacturing read more...

Appetite: SME will talk about challenges (23 January 2012)
Claire Hall, founder of Percy's Vodka from south Lincolnshire, is due to address Appetite for Engineering on 12 June at the Hinckley Island in Leicestershire about the challenges she has faced read more...

Macphie and Interface will address funding (18 January 2012)
Ashley Baker, head of research & development at Macphie of Glenbervie, and Dr Siobhán Jordan, director of Interface, will deliver a joint presentation at Appetite for Engineering on 12 June at the Hinckley Island Hotel in Leicestershire read more...

Appetite for Skills takes off with student workshop (13 January 2012)
Appetite for Skills, a student workshop associated with Appetite for Engineering and Food Processing, will take place at the University of Lincoln’s National Centre for Food Manufacturing (NCFM) on 27 March read more...

Appetite boasts full speaking programme (10 January 2012)
Warburtons, General Mills, the Food & Drink Federation, Marks & Spencer, Greencore and Arla are just some of the speakers who are lined up to wow delegates at Appetite for Engineering at the Hinckley Island Hotel in Leicestershire on 12 June read more...

Appetite gets ace headline speaker (20 December 2011)
Jim Moseley, MD of General Mills UK & Ireland, and president of the Food & Drink Federation, will be headline speaker at the Appetite for Engineering conference at Hinckley Island Hotel in Leicestershire read more...

Appetite: A Feast for Automation (13 December 2011)
Appetite for Engineering, the ultimate networking conference for the food and beverage sector, will return for a fifth time at the Hinckley Island Hotel in Leicestershire on 12 June 2012 read more...

Appetite back for fifth time in June (02 December 2011)
It's official: Appetite for Engineering will return for a fifth time on 12 June 2012 at the Hinckley Island Hotel in Leicestershire. read more...

Peter Middup: 1948-2011 (18 November 2011)
Peter Middup, publisher, family man, golfer extraordinaire, died on 16 November, aged 63 read more...

Appetite a resounding success (27 June 2011)
Now in its fourth year, Appetite for Engineering has delivered probably its best networking conference yet. FP Express reports from the Hinckley Island Hotel in Leicestershire on the food engineering event of the year. read more...

VION and Fabra explore the hidden value in food residues (15 June 2011)
VION and Fabra, the UK's leading authority on the use of animal by-products, are joining forces at this month’s ‘Appetite for Engineering’ event, to consider how best to extract the hidden value of food production residues by capturing carbon credits . read more...

It's here: Now, can Appetite change the food industry? (13 June 2011)
Appetite for Engineering is here and ready to change the way the food and beverage industry thinks about innovation, skills and automation. Can it succeed in this ambitious aim? read more...

BOOK NOW - Time is running out! (06 June 2011)
There isn't much time left to book your place and be among more than 200 delegates at the next Appetite for Engineering at the Hinckley Island Hotel in Leicestershire on 23 June read more...

Gala dinner will dazzle attendants (06 May 2011)
Dinner places are in short supply as bookings flood in for the FP Awards gala dinner to be held at the Hinckley Island Hotel in Leicestershire on the evening of 23 June read more...

Prepare to feast on Appetite (05 May 2011)
With speakers ranging from companies as illustrious as Coca-Cola to Unilever, Arla Foods, Heinz and Westaway Sausages, Appetite for Engineering will be more exciting than ever read more...

Delegates flock to sign up (18 April 2011)
Places are running out as delegates flock to this year's Appetite for Engineering, thanks to a stellar cast that includes Coca-Cola, VION Food Group, Heinz and Westaway Sausages read more...

Obituary: Bob Marsh (21 February 2011)
In a sector increasingly characterised by impossibly tight margins, marginalised suppliers and fast-paced change, the Bioscience KTN deputy director and Food Sector Lead represented an oasis of calm. An FP Express Exclusive. read more...

Ardo: New attitude for new factory (18 February 2011)
A £15m investment saw Kent frozen fruit and vegetable expert Ardo UK bring its operations to one site, under the direction of operations manager Jim Everest (pictured). It tells its story at Appetite read more...

Introducing Coca-Cola... (18 February 2011)
Jos van Limberghen, automation engineer at Coca-Cola Enterprises (CEE), will deliver a talk on machine documentation and reducing downtime at Appetite read more...

Appetite: Big names will star again (18 February 2011)
Appetite for Engineering will be sponsored by some of the biggest names in the industry including ABB, Siemens, Ishida Europe, Rittal, Festo, Omron and headline sponsors Bosch Rexroth read more...

Burgers with a conscience (12 January 2011)
Roland and Miranda Ballard, the successful partnership behind Muddy Boots, will be delivering the presentation about how they make burgers with a conscience read more...

A star opening speaker (12 January 2011)
Lord Rupert Redesdale, chairman of the Anaerobic Digestion & Biogas Association and former Liberal Democrat spokesman on energy matters, will open the 2011 Appetite for Engineering read more...

Appetite: The talk of the town returns (05 January 2011)
Appetite for Engineering is back. And this year, the speakers will be more exciting than ever before. read more...

Partnership for the future (14 December 2010)
Two food producers in Kent have moved into the same premises - an outstanding example of what happens when two SMEs work together. Karimix and Wooden Spoon will present their story at Appetite. read more...

Appetite back for fourth year in 2011 (08 December 2010)
Appetite for Engineering, Food Processing's associated annual network conferencing event, will next year be back for the fourth time read more...

All talk, plenty of action (04 May 2010)
Forget the run-up to the elections, all the talk in Spring was of Appetite for Engineering which, in its third year, delivered on its promise of quality and knowledge transfer read more...

Appetite: The moment has arrived (08 March 2010)
Gordon Brown, David Cameron and Nick Clegg would kill for the type of publicity Appetite for Engineering is getting. There's never been a better time to book your place. click here read more...

Appetite: New speaker to dazzle event (25 February 2010)
Suzanne McDermott will deliver a paper on behalf of The PDM Group at Appetite for Engineering at the Hinckley Island Hotel in Leicestershire on 29 April 2010 read more...

Speaking with authority (17 February 2010)
This year's Appetite for Engineering conference will feature its best list of speakers ever - a glittering array of talking heads including the National Skills Academy's Justine Fosh (pictured) read more...

A4E speaker makes headlines again (29 January 2010)
Charles Baughan, MD of Westaway Sausages, who will speak at Appetite for Engineering in April, has featured in a Sky News headline story about the affect of the recession on the UK read more...

A4E: Festo and Rockwell onboard (14 December 2009)
Festo and Rockwell Automation have announced their partnership with Appetite for Engineering, joining an illustrious list including Ishida Europe, CenFRA, FMEG, PPMA and Carruthers, among others read more...

Appetite continues to surge (07 December 2009)
The shape of Appetite for Engineering is starting to become clear as more partners sign up for the big occasion, to be held at the Hinckley Island Hotel on 29 April 2010. They include CenFRA, Ishida, Carruthers, PPMA and IATC. read more...

A4E: Lloyds to add financial dynamic (23 November 2009)
The array of headline speakers for Appetite for Engineering will include Guy Reeves, relationship director (Lloyds TSB Corporate Markets) and Vasgen Edwards (pictured), MD and head of Corporate Asset Finance read more...

A4E: British Sugar's sweet message (16 November 2009)
One of the talks many are anticipating at next year's Appetite for Engineering in Leicestershire involves British Sugar's Rob Pye: the mechanical engineer will talk about how his company has worked with AB Agri read more...

Hygiene to the fore at A4E (09 November 2009)
Kaarin Goodburn, CEO of the Chilled Food Association (CFA), will be addressing one of the food and beverage sector's big issues - hygiene - at the third Appetite for Engineering conference in Leicestershire on 29 April next year read more...

A4E: When the 'little guy' wins (29 October 2009)
A star speaker for Appetite for Engineering 2010 in Leicestershire will be Charles Baughan, MD of Westaway Sausages in Devon. His story is a fascinating tale of how the little guy can bite back - and win. read more...

A4E: Trio of speakers to illuminate co-products (22 October 2009)
A key paper at Appetite for Engineering will include AB Agri commercial director Dave Forster, British Sugar engineering manager Rob Pye and Promar International divisional director of Agri-food consultancy, John Giles read more...

Here comes Appetite... (19 October 2009)
More exciting news has emerged as Appetite for Engineering 2010, the food industry's premier conference networking event to be held at the Hinckley Island Hotel in Leicestershire, prepares for D-day on 29 April read more...

Speakers’ confirmed for A4E (12 October 2009)
Speakers for Appetite for Engineering 2010 have been confirmed, and will address the conference at the Hinckley Island Hotel in Leicestershire for 29 April 2010 read more...

A snowstorm of gripping debates dominates Appetite for Engineering (11 February 2009)
Despite snow blizzards and treacherous driving conditions, Appetite for Engineering, Phase 2, was a success, driven by a fascinating interplay of debates, talks and awards read more...