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Breakfast Morning in Memory of Team Member

Posted in on 23rd March 2018

In Memory of Andy Starbuck HPS recently hosted a breakfast morning for staff at its head office in Beeston, UK. The event was to commemorate team member Andy Starbuck, who died unexpectedly a year ago in March 2017. Andy was a highly popular and respected member of the HPS team and his sudden passing last

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HPS Appoints New System Designer Manager

Posted in on 19th March 2018

A Warm Welcome to Lawrence Dunn We’re delighted to announce that we’ve appointed Lawrence Dunn as System Design Manager of our UK and European operations. In this newly created role, Lawrence will be specialising in system design and will be helping HPS to develop optimal solutions that meet our client’s precise needs and solve their

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Sugar Tax – Will It Be Extended to Confectionery?

Posted in on 2nd March 2018

Is the Tax on Fizzy Drinks Just the Start? In the UK, the 2018 deadline for the ‘Soft Drinks Industry Levy’ is just around the corner. Better known as the ‘Sugar Tax’, the levy has already prompted many manufacturers to reformulate their product portfolio of beverages, so they fall below the tax threshold. Some manufacturers have

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Automation in the Food and Drink Industries

Posted in on 23rd February 2018

To Stay Competitive, Automation is a Must New technological advances such as automation and artificial intelligence (AI) are advancing at a rapid pace and are transforming the productivity and capabilities of many businesses globally. Food and beverages, along with manufacturing were some of the first industries to harness automation and continue to reap the benefits.

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Pricing Pressures in Food and Beverage Manufacture

Pressure on Profit Levels for the Food and Beverage Industry According to the latest CBI Quarterly Trends Report of 2017, despite UK manufacturing reaching its highest levels in nearly 30 years, the food and beverage industry is still experiencing shrinking profit levels. The UK food and drink industry represents 15% of the UK’s total manufacturing

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