2 Sisters launches its first employee newspaper

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Passing the Taste test: Shima Maka, of 2 Sister’s Kirkham site, suggested the name for the new newspaper
Passing the Taste test: Shima Maka, of 2 Sister’s Kirkham site, suggested the name for the new newspaper

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The 2 Sisters Food Group is aiming to step up communication with staff by the publication of its first-ever employee newspaper.

The first edition of the newspaper – Taste​ – will be published today (February 12). The eight-page newspaper, in a tabloid format, will be distributed to all 24,000 employees at the firm’s 48 manufacturing and office sites across the UK.

The newspaper will be published six times a year and will be complemented by a one-page newsletter distributed in the other six months.

‘New communication channels’

Editor of the newspaper is Debbie Mather, the firm's group communications manager. “We asked the business what it wanted as new communication channels on site in 2014 and the message came back loud and clear that a newspaper – little and often – was the answer,” ​said Mather.

“I’m really excited because we put various designs to colleagues and the tabloid size was the clear winner. It’s a first step in helping connect the group together and helping create awareness and understanding of our wider business.”

The title Taste ​was suggested by Shima Maka, an employee at of 2 Sister’s Kirkham site in Lancashire.

Meanwhile, it emerged earlier this week that 2 Sisters had set up a taskforce to save 913 jobs​ at its troubled Corby plant.   

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The Taste

Posted by C K,

Omg A company newspaper fantastic!!!

Just a shame a few thousand of your workers will not be able to read them after making them redundant.

Surely the company can think of more responsible ways to spend all that money they dont actually have

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Posted by P Taylor,

About time too!

This is a great step forward. We never usually get to hear much about what's going on around the company.

This will really help.

Well done, Mr Singh!

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The Taste

Posted by Brian Day,

As a Solway Foods and 2 Sisters' employee facing possible redundancy, I applaud the news of a newspaper within the group aimed at improving communication.

This is innovative and a move in a forward direction, as communication is so important in keeping a happy workforce focused on the challenges to come.

I hope the newspaper will soon be communicating that it's not just figures on a balance sheet that matter to the group, but also the 1550 people facing possible redundancy. This will give positive vibes to all the 24000 employees, that business is not just about money, but people too.

Perhaps articles on how to put your redundancy pay to good use, and on generating a new income, and the use of entrepreneurial skills will soon see former 2 Sisters employees enjoying the same success that the 2 Sisters Group has built.

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