Greenyard Fresh UK Ltd were once again delighted to participate at the Spalding Careers Fair, held at the Castle Sports Complex in the town.
The purpose of attending the event was to promote Greenyard Fresh UK as a business and to highlight current job vacancies. As in previous years it was a well-attended event with around 550 attendees on the day.
The Greenyard HR/training team were on hand to talk about current vacancies, the company and to promote the friendly working environment.
To encourage interaction with attendees a small competition was devised. Individuals interested in joining Greenyard Fresh UK attempted a ‘word search’ challenge with their entry being submitted into a prize draw to win a fruit box. The lucky winner was Vitor Martins who received the box, presented by Stella Willcox, HR Director which contained a wide variety of fruits supplied by Greenyard Fresh UK.
Participation in the Careers Fair proved to be valuable for the company with the HR team discussing many different types of job roles with local individuals and other local companies.
Greenyard Flowers is proud to be the winner of the award for ‘Best Contribution to Environmental Growth’ at the Cornwall Sustainability Awards held at the Headland Hotel, Newquay on the 1st December.
The award was presented to the leading organisation in Cornwall who actively demonstrated its business focus on improving the natural environment. Winning this award reflected the time and effort that Greenyard Flowers has invested in improving the environment it operates in, with a particular emphasis on improving soil health and active liaison with environmental bodies such as FWAG (Farming & Wildlife Advisory Groups), Cornwall Wildlife Trust, LEAF (Linking Environment and Farming) and the Environment Agency.
L:R Will Curtis, Jamie Pallant, Sylvie Pearson, Gilles Deprez, CSA presenter
Greenyard Fresh UK proudly announces that it has won the ‘Fresh Produce Q Salad’ award for the ‘Wonky Avocado’ pack listed in Wm Morrison supermarkets in May 2017. The product is a value proposition for customers and offers 650g of fruit which are perfect on the inside, but either slightly under sized or with skin blemishes that don’t affect the fruit eating qualities. An added highlight of the evening was Aldi winning the Fresh Produce Q Fruit award for their specialist Plumegranate and Watermelon plums, varieties which are 100% supplied by Greenyard Fresh UK.
The Quality Food Awards are the most prestigious awards for food and drink products on sale in UK grocery outlets. This year’s Q Awards were held at the Grosvenor Hotel in London on the 10th November
Following the successful launch of the ‘Movement to Work Scheme’ last year, the HR/Training team at Greenyard Fresh UK again ran the programme with equal success.
The aim of the scheme is to create a short, but detailed and worthwhile scheme to give unemployed people between the ages of 18 – 24 years old the experience of working within a business environment. The ultimate aim was to give them the skills and experience they needed to get back to work in the future.
Working collaboratively with the local Job Centre and a local training company Greenyard Fresh UK welcomed a small number of candidates who were specially selected for the scheme. After spending a week with the training company, the candidates were positioned in different departments within the company for a three-week period. The scheme ran between mid-October to early November 2017. A further Movement to Work scheme is scheduled for mid-November to early December 2017
Working through a pre-prepared schedule created by the respective department managers, the candidates gained work place experience, they also participated in a mock job interview during their last week. Regular meetings were held with the HR/Training team to monitor progress. Each candidate was presented with a certificate by Alan Forrester, Managing Director at a presentation event to conclude their placement.
Greenyard Fresh UK was again pleased to have a stand at this year’s National Fruit Show, which took place at the Kent County Showground on the 25th and 26th October 2017.
The National Fruit Show is a key networking event in the UK top fruit calendar, it aims promotes the British fruit industry, from grower’s varietal developments to the latest in machinery innovation. Suppliers and service providers to the fruit industry also exhibited at the event.
The Greenyard stand utilising new imagery taken at Bardsley Farm in the Spring, this year’s stand brought the feeling of being in the orchard to life.