30th November 1999




An innovative new approach to management designed to meet the demanding challenges of the UK Food Sector has been funded to the tune of £100,000 by the European Social Fund.


‘Food for Thought’ has been developed at the University of Lincolnshire & Humberside in the form of two postgraduate programmes which are effective, challenging and enjoyable.


Research shows that companies operating in the food sector need to be alert to a variety of customer and economical demands.


The Postgraduate Certificate in Management and the Diploma in Management Studies are geared towards managers working in the industry to operate more effectively in every area of their work.


“Food sector managers are really having to wrestle with increasingly difficult business situations,” said programme manager Chris Thompson. “The development programmes will provide opportunities for valuable exchanges of expertise and experience between delegates.”


Mr Thompson is aiming to recruit cohorts which include a mixture of managers from suppliers, manufacturers and customers within the sector, and there will be an emphasis on team development.


The courses have been developed in conjunction with NCC Ltd, an established provider of management development and will include a team-building field trip to the Lake District. 


This project is supported by the European Social Fund as part of the Yorkshire & Humberside Universities Association regional higher level skills training programme.


Financial assistance will be available for employees of smaller businesses. For more information contact the Food for Thought team on 01482 463409.



Sam Hendley, Press Officer. Tel: 01522 886042