Black Cow

Black Cow is the world’s first pure milk vodka. It is made in West Dorset using whey left over from the cheese-making process. According to Co-Founder Jason Barber, using milk as its only source ingredient is what makes Black Cow Vodka so smooth. He told Hannah Barnett more about what makes this innovative company so special.


Pattyn Group develops automated solutions to pack, weigh, fill or count products for industrial use. Since 1952, the company has gradually expanded into many different industries and is now the global market leader in industrial box-lining solutions.

AF Compressors

Originating from Liege, Belgium, Ateliers François Compressors has developed its capabilities, planting firm roots in the food and drink industry as a competent and reliable manufacturer of oil-free PET compressors. Since 2008, the company has established a strong presence within the Middle East, and General Manager of AF Compressors Middle East Gaetan Hage explained more about this journey in an exclusive interview with Inside Food & Drink. Report written by Imogen Ward. 

Spooner VICARS

With almost 175 years’ experience, Spooner VICARS holds strong as one of the top three producers of biscuit manufacturing equipment worldwide. Managing Director Balaji Subramaniam and Sales Director John Price explained how the company has maintained this market leading position. Report written by Imogen Ward.


Tanis creates bespoke production lines for a portfolio of international manufacturers of gummies and jellies. Founder Leo Tanis, CMO Wouter Tanis, CTO Martijn Tanis and Sales Manager Victor Tanis outlined the family ethos and latest developments at the company. Report by Phil Nicholls.

WZ Packaging

WZ Packaging is a UK-based converter of flexible packaging, with a wealth of industry expertise and a rich legacy in premium aluminium-based materials. After operating in various forms since the 1930s, in 2015 the company moved to Telford, the birthplace of industry. Ever since, it has continued to expand its portfolio of products for high-profile customers with well-known brand names. Hannah Barnett spoke to Senior Business Development Manager Amanda Willepotte to learn more.


Taking a fully integrated approach from hatchery to delivery, BR-Tomassen is a connoisseur of everything duck. COO & Deputy Managing Director for Europe Jeroen IJzerman explained why this approach to meat farming is important. Report written by Imogen Ward.


CambridgeHOK is a dynamic and forward-thinking group of horticultural engineering specialists, dominating the vertical farming, greenhouse and energy sectors. From purpose-built headquarters and manufacturing facilities in East Yorkshire, the company is at the forefront of the industry. Joint MDs Louis Bradley and Patrick Harte explained more to Hannah Barnett.

CCL Industries

CCL Industries is a portfolio of packaging specialists serving a wide range of government institutions and large global customers. Head of Sustainability and Communication Marika Knorr explained the latest developments, in conversation with Phil Nicholls.


Fabdec is a company renowned for its innovative stainless steel vessels and heat transfer products. With over 60 years’ experience and a growing presence in a diverse range of sectors, the Shropshire-based company proudly maintains a strong market-leading position. Sales Manager for BRITANX, Mark Madeley told Inside Food & Drink about the latest company developments. Report written by Imogen Ward.