Our People: Dan Gill, Production Shift Manager

Name: Dan Gill

Job title: Production Shift Manager

How long have you been with Billington Group?: A year and eight months.

Describe a typical day in your role:

Always eventful and usually with lots of challenges and laughs, which I enjoy. Touching base and checking in with my team members, ensuring they are ok and if they need any support in the daily running of our retail production lines. Challenging the targets and capability of the equipment and resources to drive performance through the team. Attending two-hourly Short Interval Control meetings with other stakeholders to make sure we are on track and if not, addressing what actions do we need to improve the next two hours.

What’s the best part of your job?:

Learning and sharing the successes with my team, watching them grow within their roles and having great fun and laughs along the way.

What makes the food sector exciting to work in?

For me, everything. The different people you can work with, the amount of challenges, ideas, innovation and opportunities it creates. Not one day is the same and you get to be part of the manufacture of top quality products that every home will have in their cupboards.

What do you think the next big thing for food/agriculture will be?

I’m honestly not sure, but I feel the current trends we are seeing i.e. vegan products, plant based foods and sustainable product packaging methods will only grow with more interest. The key is how we react as a Group in our innovation to keep up with the market.

Can you describe Billington Group in three words?

Caring, Inspiring and Ambitious.

Now a bit more about you….

Coffee or tea?

Bit of both but definitely coffee in the morning!

Best sandwich filling?

BLT all the way.

Favourite meal?

Prawn Bhuna with Pilau Rice, poppadoms, naan bread and mango chutney (manufactured at EPC of course….)

Favourite weird food combinations?

We love salt and vinegar crisps and chocolate, or the famous/infamous McDonald’s fries dipped in a milkshake. For me, it’s butter on white toast dipped in English Tea. Delicious.