The agribusiness training company, Red River People, which is a major training provider of British Poultry Passports and International Poultry Records, is being rebranded as the Food Chain Academy.
The new venture will headed by experienced poultry industry training manager, Vicki Tripney, who joined the organisation a year ago, having previously run training projects at farm level, before carrying out Europe-wide audits for large companies including Tesco.
“We appreciate within the agribusiness, bioscience and food sectors that a ‘one size fits all’ approach to staff training and development simply doesn’t work,” said Ms Tripney (pictured above).
“In the 21st century global economy, where technology changes in the blink of an eye and all aspects of the food chain are subject to new and evolving regulations, the workforce needs the knowledge and skills to ensure their employer remains competitive and ultimately profitable.”
Ms Tripney is an NVQ assessor, has worked with the veterinary profession to improve health and welfare standards on farms and has delivered training across the agribusiness industry, all from a “main focus” base of poultry and food safety.