SOFHT’s in house magazine contains news and features about any issues affecting the membership such as regulation, legislation, the latest consumer food safety concerns and how to prepare your business for change.

Available in hard or digital copy, there are also a number of updates on the activities of the society, including the Annual Lunch, Lecture & Awards in November.

As a voluntary society run by individuals working within the food industry, SOFHT invites comment and input in the magazine so please email your thoughts to  SOFHT Focus is also a valuable marketing tool which members can make use of through submitting articles, advertising and other promotions.

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SOFHT-Focus-2020-awards-issue-largeSOFHT Focus Special Edition Issue 95 2020

NEW Electronic Version SOFHT Focus Issue 95 December 2020 – Click here to download.

Welcome to the winter 2020 Special Edition of Sofht Focus.

The Special Edition is usually crammed with photos from the much-loved Annual Lecture and Luncheon. Sadly, it was not the case this year for obvious reasons.

Despite that, we were still determined to continue with the SOFHT Awards this Year and received a fantastic response with the usual high standard of nominations.

The online Awards Ceremony was a first for us and thanks must go to Peter, Su and her team for delivering this, as well as Alan Dedicoat and of course to all our loyal members for attending on a Friday evening. It wasn’t the same of course but still lovely to raise a glass to the Society and its members.

We’ve received lots of good feedback that the event was appreciated – but also how much everyone missed the annual face-to-face event, which many of you look forward to for networking and celebrating. Some examples of feedback are included at page 7.

Instead of the plethora of photos of SOFHT members enjoying the lecture and lunch, we have included a few screen shots
of the online event. Congratulations to all the nominees and winners.

You will be pleased to hear that we are already planning next year’s event. So, get the date –Thursday November 18th 2021 – in your diary. It’s sure to be a good one!

In the meantime, we remain optimistic that the Summer Lecture & AGM will still proceed on 17th of June 2021. So, why not make up for missed networking on that occasion?

In this edition we have also included a reflective ‘The Year That Was’ article with comments and thoughts from some of our SCMs. Thank you to all of those who contributed to this interesting feature.

We have continued to be busy with events and thanks to the SOFHT team, voluntary board members, guest experts and of course to our members for supporting these, we have a packed calendar planned for 2021.

Of note this year has been the new and hugely successful ‘SOFHT Focus live’ events. These have been fantastic in bringing our industry together on-line to address the current challenging times. Following on from the great feedback on these sessions, we are introducing a new initiative in 2021 called ‘Elevenses’. We plan to run these monthly forums to promote discussion on topical issues (see details on page 18 for the first event on 13th January).

So, I will end by wishing you, your businesses and your families all the very best for the Festive Season and a very happy New Year.


Dianne Waite,
Editor SOFHT Focus

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