Sir, Your feature on The Grocer Cup 2010 rightly nominated Martin Glenn (Who is your star of 2010?' 14 August, p42).

While we are all impressed with his impact at Birds Eye I was most disappointed to read your profile in which you describe him as "delivering in what is a rare manufacturing success story".

Nothing could be further from the truth. All the data presented by the IGD, FDF and Improve demonstrate that the UK food manufacturing industry is one of the great success stories of recent years.

We have outperformed in terms of productivity, excelled in innovation and led in the field of sustainabilty.

The result has been to deliver an unrivalled consumer offer in terms of value and choice.

For us to maintain our track record we need to ensure that the industry attracts the best talent.

Paul Wilkinson, chairman, Improve (food and drink sector skills council)

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