2 Sisters launches its first employee newspaper

By Michael Stones

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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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