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Charles Wells has promoted MD of brewing and brands Justin Phillimore to chief executive.

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Nestlé UK is on the hunt for the next generation of chocolate makers as it seeks students for its new science degree in confectionery.

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Mike Hodgson, co-founder of The Collective, has died after suffering a cardiac arrest while cycling in the Lake District

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