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Webinar - Building Resilience for a Sector in Transition

FREE event

Webinar: Building Resilience for a Sector in Transition
5 November 2020

Over the past few years we have seen rapid change that will impact the food and drink industry for years to come. This webinar will explore how food and drink businesses can evolve to respond to key challenges impacting our sector. 

Key forces driving change in the food and drink industry include: 

The impact of Covid-19 
Downward margin pressure from Brexit uncertainties 
Developments in technology 
Constantly evolving consumer requirements 
Commodity prices and labour shortages 
The living wage and supermarket buying tactics 
The impact of environmental policy

The need for agility and efficiency is driving food and drink businesses towards change programmes; investing in automation, facilities, their people, and new product development to open up new markets.

Marsh and FDF will provide an overview of how they are supporting food and drink businesses to respond to these key challenges. We will be joined by Gary Stephenson, Director for Global External & Regulatory Affairs at Devro (Scotland) and Mark Bruce, Commercial Director of Border Biscuits who will share their thoughts on how their organisations have adapted to the “new normal” following the impact of COVID-19, and the opportunity to change strategy and operations to respond to this fast changing business environment.


David Thomson, CEO, FDF Scotland 
Robert McEwan, Senior Development Executive, Marsh
Nicola ONeill, Vice President, Consulting Solutions, Marsh Advisory
Nicola Saltman, Senior Associate, Mercer Marsh Benefits
Gary Stephenson, Director for Global External & Regulatory Affairs, Devro (Scotland) and Chair of FDF Scotland 
Mark Bruce, Commercial Director, Border Biscuits 

Organiser: Inge Armstrong, 01312228060, inge.armstrong@fdfscotland.org.uk