Food boss: people integral to business growth

By Laurence Gibbons

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Retaining knowledgeable employees who are committed to the business is the key to any successful food manufacturing business, according to one food boss.

The knowledge and enthusiasm gained from long-serving employees has been the key to success for the bakery products manufacturer, Dawn Foods’ cluster director Chris Jenkins told in this exclusive video interview.

“Our people make our business and without them the business would not be as successful as it is,”​ he said.

“We’re very fortunate that we’ve got a number of people who’ve been here for a considerable part of their career.”

Secure workforce

Watch this video to find out how Dawn Foods has managed to secure 57% of its workforce have stayed with the business for more than five years and almost 30% for a decade.

Find out how Dawn Foods’ “above average”​ pay and reward schemes has helped retention at the site in Evesham, Worcestershire.

The site employs around 200 across production, marketing, promotion and service support roles.

Meanwhile, read our Big Interview with Jenkins in February’s edition of Food Manufacture.   

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