Bill Jermey is the Chief Executive of the Food and Drink Training and Education Council Ltd (ftc).
Bill brings with him a wealth of experience and knowledge from an entire career spent in the food industry.
Ftc is a registered food industry skills charity, dedicated to working collaboratively to build a world class food industry in the UK. It is Bill’s responsibility to ensure that the charity effectively meets it’s charitable objectives for the good of the industry.
Starting his career as a management trainee at consumer goods giant Unilever; Bill worked within new product development, moving into production management and ultimately leadership of a production facility.
Latterly, Bill ran his own food business. He eventually sold the company to focus on a range of high profile trusteeships and board level positions in the industry, including those at Improve, BMPA, IoM and MTC. He is also a Liveryman of the Worshipful Company of Butchers; Fellow of the Institute of Meat and a Fellow of the Institute of Food Science and Technology.
Bill has been involved with the ftc group of companies since 2005; this longevity is evidence of his strong commitment to lifelong learning and a desire to drive up skills within the food industry as a whole. He is particularly keen to remove the common barriers – ie. unnecessary costs and bureaucracy – which can prevent businesses from getting the most from training their workforce.