Melton Foods Celebrate 20 years in Business


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Melton Foods celebrated its 20th year anniversary recently with a week-long series of events for staff.

Operating since 1998, Melton Foods employs over 700 people across a number of manufacturing and office functions, and is well known in the food manufacturing sector for its technical integrity, flexibility and manufacturing excellence. The business has gained many industry accreditations and awards such as Investors in People and British Retail Consortium Grade AA+, and is an active member of the British Sandwich Association.

Sophie Beardsall Managing Director of Melton Foods said; “I am privileged to be the Managing Director of Melton Foods as we celebrate our 20th Anniversary and this week of events has been a wonderful way for the whole business to celebrate a significant birthday.”

The 20th anniversary week saw an array of fun-filled activities such as a ‘Carnival day’ for staff with an assortment of fairground stalls. Melton Foods also hosted a ‘back through the times day’, with the team creating a Melton Museum showing off original overalls, old machinery and skillets and featuring an array of old photographs.

The penultimate day saw a VIP day for the 14 original staff members from 1998 that are currently still working for the businesses today. The special guests were invited for lunch with Sir David Samworth and Samworth Brothers Group Chief Executive Flor Healy, followed by planting a commemorative tree (donated by L.B Landscaping Ltd) and the unveiling of a memorial plaque in a newly planted 20th anniversary garden.

Miles Cornforth, Team leader, at Melton Foods who has been with the business for the last 20 years said; “My favourite memory would be when everyone came together to produce a hamper for the Queen’s Golden Jubilee. It was wonderful knowing that our products were going to be given out at the celebration. Melton Foods provides a secure job, never stands still, and actively looks for new opportunities to grow the business and invest in their people.”