Moy Park is marking the 40th anniversary of its Grantham site with a series of celebrations for its 600 strong workforce.
The site based on Gonerby Road, formerly known as GW Padley Poultry before its acquisition in 2004, has achieved several remarkable milestones as part of the anniversary this year - reaching a key safety achievement of over one million hours without a time lost accident as well as a production record of 950 tonnes in July.
To mark its 40th anniversary, staff will be enjoying street food and entertainment on site.
Moy Park also recently hosted its annual Long Service Awards evening, applauding its long serving team members. Two members of the original 1982 workforce in Grantham, husband and wife duo Keith and Sue Kent were recognised at the ceremony for their combined 80 years of service.
Speaking about the anniversary, Stephen Kerwood, Moy Park HR Business Partner paid tribute to the local community and staff.
“Grantham and the wider Lincolnshire area is a fantastic place to live and work,” says Stephen. “The community has been so welcoming to us and we’re grateful to the support of our fantastic neighbours and team members. Sue and Keith Kent for example were here the day the factory opened, helping get us ready for our first ever production run. We are truly honoured that over the past 40 years they developed their career with us and have acted as role models and mentors for up-and-coming members of staff. They truly embrace how you can make the difference at Moy Park.”
“While our 40th anniversary is a great time to reflect on all that we have achieved, we also look to the future and I’m proud to say that Moy Park in Grantham is poised to continue its growth as we also celebrate key production and safety milestones. With a diverse range of jobs available, we will continue to support the local area with career opportunities along with our community and charity initiatives.”
Moy Park in Grantham produces coated and ready-to-eat poultry products for major supermarkets and fast-food chains.
The business was recently named ‘Employer of the Year’ at the Grantham Journal local business awards.