Employers have been invited to set the agenda for a new food and drink ’excellence’ qualification.

Food and drink sector skills council Improve is setting up a working group of employers, including bakers, to consult on best practice in areas such as lean manufacturing, sustainability and quality. The results will be used as a basis for a new publicly accredited qualification, as part of the national Qualifications and Credits Framework (QCF).

Warburtons, United Biscuits and Northern Foods have all expressed an interest in the group’s first meeting on 25 June, and Improve is keen to hear from more companies of any size.