Our People

Our people 

Dalehead Foods has a diverse workforce of over 1,500 people across our four production facilities and farming operation. Our workforce is valued for their contribution to the business and we are committed to ensuring we provide a safe and rewarding work environment where people are given the opportunity to develop and progress.

The strength of our business lies in its people. We are proud of our loyal, dedicated and skilled workforce. They include those who work with the farmers to ensure high welfare and environmentally responsible outdoor pig production, master craftsmen in the art of butchery and the product development teams who create new and exciting products. Everyone has a part to play in delivering products that are safe, of the highest quality and are guaranteed to delight our customers.

We are passionate about developing our people, and invest in learning and development programmes for all our employees to enable them to reach their full potential.  Everyone has access to key numeracy and literacy skills and NVQ qualifications, which is part of our own “Building Winning Teams” programme, a structured bespoke training plan developed specifically for our people and our business.

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We are also committed to effective communication with our workforce and have established works committees at each of our sites that represent the interests of our people.  Our production sites have a diverse workforce, and we recognise the importance of ensuring that every person feels fully included in our workplace community.  We are proud to be recognised as an example of best practice within our industry in the integration of our migrant workforce and have recently been included in a “Business In The Community” publication on “Employing Migrant Workers”.

We are also independently audited by Fair Working Conditions, a non profit making organisation which measures and formally accredits best employment practices worldwide.  The views of our employees are important too, and they are actively encouraged to contribute and get involved through surveys, continuous improvement programmes and various committees.