Our People – Marc Brotherton, Factory General Manager, EPC Newport

The Billington Group would not be where it is without its amazing teams. In this ‘Our People’ series, we share a bit more about the diverse roles across our businesses and provide some insight into what makes Billington employees tick!

Can you tell us a little about your new job role as Factory General Manager at English Provender Company’s Newport site? 

Here at EPC, I am responsible for a number of areas, including; Safety, Warehouse, Operations and Engineering. I focus on continuously improving these areas to be the best they can be – for staff and clients alike.

Can you tell us a little bit about your career with the business to date since starting out at Alembic Products? 

I started at Alembic Products back in early 2001, where I worked for an agency. I was then taken on full time and began learning about areas such as food production and packing machinery. EPC then took over Alembic Products in 2007, and since then I have been involved in the commissioning of new machines for the business.

When the doors closed for the final time at the Chester site back in January 2022, I left as the Site Lead. I was then fortunate enough to get an opportunity at the Newport site in a supporting role which I have really enjoyed so far, as there is so much potential for the site. I am now very pleased to be the Factory General Manager for Newport where I will work with the team to help the site be the best it can be.

What are you passionate about outside of work? 

When I am not working I like to watch sports (I will watch ANY sport) and I am die hard Manchester United fan, which has been painful recently! I also like to travel and explore new places.

Where is the most interesting place you have travelled to? 

I recently went travelling to Australia, which has been one of my lifetime’s ambitions. One of the highlights was diving with a marine biologist on the Great Barrier Reef, it was amazing!

What is your favourite food?

Chicken!!! I love anything to do with chicken, from KFC to Nando’s, it’s my absolute favourite!

What’s your favourite EPC product? 

Peri Peri Sauce – it pairs perfectly with chicken!