Our Business Model
A RESPONSIBLE AND SUSTAINABLE APPROACH
We have a long track record of increasing sales and profits through a combination of investing in modern, efficient factories, developing a range of quality products and making value added acquisitions.
Supply chain security and integrity is a crucial component of our business model. Robust technical audits and traceability systems ensure that our products are responsibly and sustainably sourced from suppliers whose values are aligned to our own.
We own pig breeding and rearing operations which supply approximately 16 per cent of our British pig requirements. In addition, we now also own a fully integrated chicken supply chain including a feed milling operation which also supplies some of our pig breeding units.
Our broiler farms now supply a proportion of the British chicken requirements of our premium cooked poultry business, further enhancing our supply chain transparency, security and efficiency.
INVESTING IN MODERN FACTORIES
Ensuring that we have sufficient capacity headroom to meet our growth aspirations, that our facilities operate as efficiently as possible and provide a safe and secure working environment for our workforce.
DEVELOPING QUALITY PRODUCTS
Our operations are focused on the manufacture and supply of premium food products. We operate primarily in the UK, with a small but increasing proportion of sales being exported
VALUE ADDING ACQUISITIONS
The acquisition of Crown Chicken during the year represents important strategic progress in developing a meaningful presence in the poultry sector over the longer term. The acquisition of Ballymena strengthens our UK pork processing business and provides further supply chain security
SKILLED MANAGEMENT AND WORKFORCE
The business is under the control of stable, experienced and talented operational management teams supported by a skilled workforce
STRONG CAPITAL POSITION
We have a robust balance sheet supported by strong cash generation. During the year we successfully refinanced the Group’s banking facility on improved terms
Exceptional track record
Forward thinking and progressive
Secure and traceable
Customer specific breeding
Personal development plans
Training and development
World class manufacturing facilities
Unique processes and capabilities
Market leading innovation
Value for money