Tulip subsidiary Dalehead Foods is a dedicated, integrated supplier of high welfare fresh and cooked meats to Waitrose and operates across four main sites in the UK.
The company has long supported the application of lean principles within its sites to help improve efficiency and it is deploying a coaching and leadership training programme to every member of staff who supervises, leads or manages others.
Skilled butchers with a dedicated coaching culture, Dalehead Foods is a business with clear points of difference built around high levels of staff engagement and animal welfare.
The judges highlighted Daleheads’ achievement in combining those factors with its commitment to lean manufacturing that set this entry apart in a very competitive field.
SHORTLISTED: ABP UK; Dawn Meats; Kettyle Irish Foods; Moss Valley Fine Meats; and Walter Rose & Sons