Horizon planning – looking at the key risk areas for the Food Sector coming out of the pandemic

Operations in the food sector during the pandemic are likely to have continued and in some cases grown exponentially. As we move out of the pandemic, this webinar will be looking at where the key risk areas sit for the food sector and how you can best prepare yourself for these.

The topics being covered in this webinar include:

  • Emma Brooksbank, Partner at Freeths and Immigration specialist, will be discussing the Government’s policy approach to workforce supply in the food sector, including the impact of the UK points-based immigration system, with EEA and non-EEA nationals coming under the new system, and the extension and expansion of the Seasonal Workers Scheme for 2021.

  • Paul Callum, Director – Resilient World Solutions, and Phil Shaw, Managing Director at Integworld Food Integrity Services Limited, will be looking at and helping you plan in respect of:

    • Food integrity;

    • Food compliance and ensuring compliance with commercial agreements;

    • Modern Slavery issues; and

    • General ESG considerations.

Date: Thursday 8th July 2021Time: 11am - 12:15pm

Who is this session suitable for?

This session will be suitable for anyone who has responsibility in the following areas:

  • People/HR;

  • Compliance / Governance;

  • Technical / Quality;

  • Sustainability; and

  • Commercial contracts.

Like to ask a question?

We are keen for the session to be as interactive as possible and would encourage you to send any questions in advance via the question box upon registration, so that our speakers can include these in the session. There will also be the opportunity to ask questions during the session.

 If you have any questions regarding this webinar, please contact rebecca.pearson@freeths.co.uk.

Emma Brooksbank                                                                                                 Emma Brooksbank - Immigration Partner at Freeths LLP

Emma works for clients of all sizes in the public and private sectors. She secures visas for clients looking to set up their business in the UK and secures sponsor licences for UK businesses intending to recruit from overseas. Emma advises clients on how to mitigate the impact of Brexit with a view to retaining their workforce. She also assists businesses to ensure they have strategies in place to achieve right to work compliance and to protect against the reputational and financial impact of the civil penalty regime.Emma is recognised by Chambers (2021 edition) as a Leading Individual.                                                                            Paul Callum head shot                                                                                        Paul Callum - Managing Director at Resilient World Solutions Limited

Paul is Managing Director of RWS Ltd and has an impressive team of associate consultants comprising of ex senior law enforcement and corporate Leaders, compliance officers and technical staff who can deliver the tactical plans and investigations to support your risk management strategies.As a senior Detective Paul led on numerous investigations involving modern slavery, his specialist area of knowledge is modern slavery, safeguarding and protective security. The RWS team of consultants help businesses with governance, risk and compliance focusing on environmental and societal issues and have a recently collaborated with RSM UK to provide consultancy in support of their risk management tool www.insight4grc.com.

Phil Shaw - Managing Director - Integworld Food Integrity Services Limited

Phil has served the food industry all his working life which now spans 35+ years. In that time, Phil has worked within many sectors of the industry to include Food Retail, Global Supply Chain, Global Manufacturing and Technical Services, working with leading organisations that includes Iceland, Asda/Walmart and SGS.As a senior technical leader, Phil has navigated companies through the many industry crisis events which have challenged integrity and ultimately brand reputation. From salmonella in eggs through to the horsemeat scandal, Phil has been at the forefront of supporting technical teams through leading change.Phil is currently working on a number of projects and supporting SME’s with their journey out of the pandemic crisis and the impact of Brexit.


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