Our colleagues

At KP Snacks we employ around 1,600 people across our four manufacturing sites, our sister site in Barnsley and our HQ in Slough.  Here are just a few of our colleagues from different parts of the business - click on their profiles to find out more about them and their roles.

 
Mark Duffy

Mark Duffy

Factory General Mgr & Logistics Controller, Teesside

“I have been with this business for 26 years – I started as a graduate trainee and then worked my way through a number of supply chain roles and major projects to reach my current position in February 2016. The thing I love about my job is that there’s never a dull moment, I work with a fantastic team and the challenges and experiences I face every day are what get me out of bed in the morning!”

Favourite snack: McCoy's Salt & Malt Vinegar

 
 
Paul Hale

Paul Hale

Supply Chain Manager, Barnsley

“I joined the business four years ago as Production Planner and have since progressed to Supply Chain Manager. We have a relatively small team here at Barnsley which brings a real togetherness and creates a great environment in which to work. We’re focused on Popcorn – it’s a growing market which means exciting new ventures for our site as we try to stay ahead of our competitors.”

Favourite snack: Sweet & Salt Popcorn

 
 
Linda Henry

Linda Henry

QA Technologist, Tanfield

“I started working for the company in 2004 as a production finisher and then was a line leader before moving into new product development.  I took up my current role in the Technical team in October 2013. Every day is different - I take care of the products being made, organise taste panels twice a day to check products before they leave site and prepare samples for customers."

Favourite snack: Penn State Sour Cream & Chive Pretzels

 
 
Andrea Keen

Andrea Keen

Development Manager, Teesside

"I like my job because it’s so varied – working in the factory; analysing consumer trends; creating new product ideas. I love working with food and seeing the products you have helped to create arrive in store, it’s a real buzz!  Our team is constantly challenged as our customers have an insatiable thirst for new ideas!”

Favourite snack: Penn State Sour Cream & Chive Pretzels

 
 
Jane Lewis

Jane Lewis

Machine Operative, Hellaby

"My role is as a Machine Operative. My duties are to run wrapping machinery as efficiently as possible. This involves doing quality checks, fault finding, cleaning and setting up of the machinery on a daily basis. I enjoy my job as it changes daily - sometimes hourly – depending on the demands of our customers and there is also a good element of teamwork."

Favourite snack: KP Honey Roast Peanuts

 
 
Andrew Marchant

Andrew Marchant

Category & Customer Activation Controller, Slough

I am now in my 17th year in the FMCG industry and joined KP in 2014.  If you’re looking for an enjoyable job in a fast-paced business where you can really make a difference and lead the agenda, KP is for you.  I’m still learning and developing and it’s great to be part of a company with a real sense of momentum but one which also focuses heavily on people, with a real commitment to its Values and Behaviours."

Favourite snack: Salt & Vinegar McCoy's

 
 
Keren McCarron

Keren McCarron

Corporate Affairs Manager, Slough

"My role at KP is really diverse because I cover both internal and external communications (and a bit of CSR too!). Each day is different. Whether I’m engaging colleagues about our fantastic brands and activities; liaising with industry trade associations about key issues; creating videos or running the KP Snacks press office, website and Twitter feed - I love all the elements of my job and collaborating with colleagues from all our functions and sites."

Favourite snack: McCoy's Flame Grilled Steak

 
 
Viren Vaghela

Viren Vaghela

Advanced Team Member, Ashby

I joined KP Snacks at Ashby in May 2016. My aim is to develop my engineering skills as well as my leadership qualities.  Coming from a similar food manufacturing background I hope I bring some really good manufacturing skills & experience to the company. I’m really enjoying being at KP, the team has been really welcoming, all the staff are helpful and friendly and the teamwork and work ethic is amazing. Long may it continue!

Favourite snack: Hula Hoops Original