John Nee – Factory Manager

By |2022-05-31T08:58:17+01:00May 31st, 2022|Categories: Staff Case Studies|

John Nee
Factory Manager

John recently celebrated over 43 years of service after joining us straight from school at the age of 16.

The early years

John started out helping our drivers deliver orders to customers. This was a job he really enjoyed as each day was different and he enjoyed the face-to-face contact with our customers across the region.

Soon, John became an apprentice butcher learning how to produce cuts of meat to ensure each carcass is as profitable as possible. Key skills he learnt during his apprenticeship were: knife skills, health & safety, profitability, seasonality and customer service.

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Celebrating dedicated service

By |2022-05-25T13:38:10+01:00May 25th, 2022|Categories: Latest News|

We celebrate dedicated service

We recently rewarded all our people who have worked for us for 10 years and over. Many of them were celebrating over 20, 30 and even 40 years of service!

Our new scheme involves a voucher reward and holiday enhancement, dependent upon length of service. Those celebrating working for 10 years and over qualify for the benefits.

Pictured above are just some of our Carlisle colleagues who received the benefit this year. There were many people at both our Gateshead and Harrington depots who were celebrating too.

In fact, a total of 99 of our colleagues received a long-service award this year!


Chefs Selections Quality Assurance

By |2022-05-18T10:17:42+01:00May 18th, 2022|Categories: Latest News|

Chefs Selections Quality Assurance

We have 400 products in our ever-expanding award-winning range of fridge, freezer and store cupboard staples. Chefs Selections has been designed with chefs in mind and we believe that quality, flavour and affordability should go hand-in-hand.

Before our products reach your kitchen, they must meet our high standards. They go through vigorous taste testing alongside leading competitor brands and are chosen based on taste and quality.

Our ingredient suppliers are accredited by the Brand Reputation through Compliance of Global Standards (BRCGS). BRCGS is a recognised body that sets the benchmark for good manufacturing practice, and helps provide assurance that products are safe, legal and of high quality. […]

We’re a Living Wage Employer

By |2022-05-11T14:14:03+01:00May 11th, 2022|Categories: Latest News|

We’re committed to paying a fair wage for a day’s work

We are proud to announce that we have gained accreditation as a Living Wage Employer. Our commitment to paying a fair wage for a day’s work sees our minimum hourly rate stand at £10. This is above the National Minimum Wage and Real Living Wage rate and significantly higher than the government minimum for over 23s which currently stands at £9.50 per hour.

We are based in the north west, a region with nearly a fifth of all jobs (18.4%) paying less than the Real Living Wage – equating to around 534,000 jobs. Despite this, […]