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!