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Robotics is 'Food for thought' at Roythornes Breakfast Event

THE potential for revolution in food manufacturing through cutting-edge robotic technology was the hot topic discussed during the latest Food Business Breakfast in Peterborough, organised and hosted by Roythornes Solicitors this/last week (26 April).

Held at the Kingsgate Conference Centre, Roythornes – a national law firm which specialises in food and drink - welcomed more than 100 delegates from across the sector for a morning of networking, refreshments and to share best practice with fellow industry professionals.

Sam Norman, HR Director at OAL Group, led an interesting and lively presentation as the event’s keynote speaker on the technology OAL are developing to support businesses in the food industry stay competitive, innovative and overcome potential challenges facing the sector including stagnant productivity, the implementation of the living wage and Brexit.

Mark Dodds, marketing manager at Roythornes Solicitors said: “Our Food Business Breakfast has become a key staple in the networking calendar for business professionals based in both Peterborough and other areas of the UK.

“Improved efficiency, reduced labour costs and reliability are all potential benefits to implementing robotics, and Sam offered an interesting perspective on what this actually means in practice, exploring the use of robots in the sector and how the industry needs to work collaborative in order to stay flexible and compete with organisations within Europe and across the world.”

The Food Business Breakfast is a biannual event which aims to bring together a diverse range of organisations, including food producers, machinery suppliers and professional services, to create new opportunities for business collaboration with likeminded experts.

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