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Meet the Team

Senior Management Team

Ben Lee

Managing Director

Been with Soanes Poultry since
2008

Responsibilities at work
Writing and delivering the strategy to ensure sustainable growth

Interests out of work
Spending time with family, cooking and baking

Claire Wright

Finance Director

Been with Soanes Poultry since
2016

Responsibilities at work
Developing the finance and IT strategies for Soanes Poultry and direction and leadership for Clive Soanes Broilers

Interests out of work
All aspects of equestrianism

Simon Rodgers

Operations Manager

Been with Soanes Poultry since
2020

Responsibilities at work
All processing operations, transport and compliance with legal and industry standards

Interests out of work
Motor sport, mountain biking and cooking

Diana May

Head of Technical and Senior Animal Welfare Officer

Been with Soanes Poultry since
2020

Responsibilities at work
Taking care of Food Safety, Quality, Legality, Animal Welfare and Environment

Interests out of work
Swimming and arts and crafts

Dmitrijus Solovjovas

Factory Manager

Been with Soanes Poultry since
2021

Responsibilities at work
Management and coordination of all the operational activities with focus on continuous improvement for both the staff and the factory.

Interests out of work
Spending time with his daughter, BBQs with friends and family and F1

Kevin Holderness

Health & Safety and Procurement Manager

Been with Soanes Poultry since
2022

Responsibilities at work
Supports the operations team with focus on our people and culture plan and the delivery of our in-house health and safety. Procurement and management of consumables.

Interests out of work
Socialising, going to the gym and travelling abroad

Operational Management Team

Allison Clark

Planning Manager

Been with Soanes Poultry since
1996

Responsibilities at work
Chick placement, scheduling, planning, procurement

Interests out of work
Holidays and socialising with family and friends

Piotr Trzeciak

Dispatch Manager

Been with Soanes Poultry since
2003

Responsibilities at work
Looking after the loading bay and creating orders

Interests out of work
Watching F1, swimming, karting and biking

Indre Lee

Performance Manager

Been with Soanes Poultry since
2013

Responsibilities at work
Animal welfare, Health and Safety, production compliance, performance and training

Interests out of work
Spending time with her family and fashion

Kevin Gates

Transport Manager

Been with Soanes Poultry since
2013

Responsibilities at work
Responsible for day to day transport deliveries and managing our team of drivers

Interests out of work
F1, crown green bowls and football

Renata Zeliutkova

Production Manager

Been with Soanes Poultry since
2023

Responsibilities at work
Looking after the day to day running of the production line

Interests out of work
Cars, motorbikes and spending time with friends and family

Technical Team

Diana May

Head of Technical and Senior Animal Welfare Officer

Been with Soanes Poultry since
2020

Responsibilities at work
Taking care of Food Safety, Quality, Legality, Animal Welfare and Environment

Interests out of work
Swimming and arts and crafts

Terry Goodlad

Quality Manager

Been with Soanes Poultry since
2021

Responsibilities at work
Deputy and assistant to Head of Technical, Factory floor auditing, sampling, data handling and training

Interests out of work
Horses and spending time with the family

Cosmin Vele

Assurance Technician

Been with Soanes Poultry since
2022

Responsibilities at work
Food Safety, Quality, Legality, HACCP, Animal welfare.

Interests out of work
Travel and films

Sales Team

Tammy McDonald

Sales Manager

Been with Soanes Poultry since
2019

Responsibilities at work
Co-ordinates both national and regional sales, provides a sales link between production and dispatch functions and new business development

Interests out of work
Tinkering with cars and engines and outings with family

Robert Laird

Customer service coordinator and brand ambassador

Been with Soanes Poultry since
2021

Responsibilities at work
Raising brand awareness, customer service and relationship building

Interests out of work
Dog walking and watching films

Sally Kendall

Sales Administrator

Been with Soanes Poultry since
2015

Responsibilities at work
Keeps in touch with retail customers, business development and sourcing new leads

Interests out of work
Shopping, home decorating and gardening

Liz Walker

Sales Administrator

Been with Soanes Poultry since
2016

Responsibilities at work
Keeps in touch with retail customers, business development and sourcing new leads

Interests out of work
Dogs, gardening and being with family

Team Leaders

Evaldas Cholinas

Portions Cutting Team Leader

Been with Soanes Poultry since
2012

Responsibilities at work
Organisation of the portions department

Interests out of work
Watching movies

Snieguole Norvilaite

Packing Team Leader

Been with Soanes Poultry since
2017

Responsibilities at work
Looking after staff in the packing room. Managing whole birds orders.

Interests out of work
Reading books

Radslaw Manczak

Loading Bay Team Leader

Been with Soanes Poultry since
2022

Responsibilities at work
Ensuring all orders are loaded correctly and are dispatched in the correct order

Interests out of work
Walking, camping and fishing

Aleksandr Urbanovic

EV Team Leader

Been with Soanes Poultry since
2022

Responsibilities at work
Ensuring best practice, managing quality and procurement control.

Interests out of work
Gym, Cooking, Watching TV, Playing Football

Natalija Urbanovic

Lairage Team Leader

Been with Soanes Poultry since
2018

Responsibilities at work
Manages animal welfare, ensures best practice, manages quality control and is responsible for production plan attainment

Interests out of work
Shopping and cooking

Maintenance Team

Bestwn Kdr

Maintenance Manager

Been with Soanes Poultry since
2002

Responsibilities at work
Oversees all the maintenance on site

Interests out of work
Football

Accounts Department

Magdalena Purvis

Management Accountant

Been with Soanes Poultry since
2021

Responsibilities at work
Weekly and monthly P&L reporting, Management Accounts preparation, variance and KPIs analysis and reporting

Interests out of work
Studying intermediate level of CIMA, dog walking, gym and British Drama

Brenda Sweetman

Payroll Administrator/Purchase Ledger

Been with Soanes Poultry since
2017

Responsibilities at work
Payroll, purchase ledger and inputting invoices

Interests out of work
Reading and attending the gym

Rachael Fowler

Credit Controller

Been with Soanes Poultry since
2017

Responsibilities at work
Sales ledger and credit control

Interests out of work
Exercising, spending time with my family and friends

Delivery Team

Tony Sanderson

Delivery Driver

Been with Soanes Poultry since
2014

Interests out of work
Football

Eugen Patrascu

Delivery Driver

Been with Soanes Poultry since
2016

Interests out of work
Music, travel

Paul Morgan

Delivery Driver

Been with Soanes Poultry since
2018

Interests out of work
Crown green bowls, walking, watching most sports

Andy Edwards

Delivery Driver

Been with Soanes Poultry since
2021

Interests out of work
Photography, Ebay seller.

Alister Kaye

Delivery Driver

Been with Soanes Poultry since
2021

Interests out of work
Watching York City

Bryan Sheldrick

Delivery Driver

Been with Soanes Poultry since
2020

Interests out of work
Tropical and pond fish, dogs and baking

Will Pugh

Delivery Driver

Been with Soanes Poultry since
2022

Interests out of work
Mountain biking

John Jones

Delivery Driver

Been with Soanes Poultry since
2022

Interests out of work
Fishing and football (Celtic)

Tony Lock

Delivery Driver

Been with Soanes Poultry since
2022

Interests out of work
Playing snooker, watching football and rugby, caravanning

Pete Earls

Delivery Driver

Been with Soanes Poultry since
2003

Interests out of work
Mechanics and walking

Long-serving team members and case studies

Long-serving team members

Allison Clark 1995


Bestwn Kdr 2002


Piotr Trzeciak 2006


Baby Chako Chelakal 2007


Ben Lee 2008


Sergiusz Radzki 2008


Simon Atkinson 2008


Daniel Spolny 2009


Simon Vint 2009


Indre Lee 2013

Stasys Kybartas 2013

Kevin Gates 2013

Robert Wosolowski 2013

Evaldas Cholinas 2013



Allison Clark

Planning Manager

CAREER HISTORY

* 1995-1999 Production Operative

* 1999-2002 EV Supervisor

* 2002-2005 Portions Supervisor

* 2006-2012 Packing Room Supervisor

* 2012-2015 Dept. Manager Packing & Portions

* 2015-2020 Production Manager

* 2020- Present Planning Manager

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Bestwn Kdr

Maintenance Manager

CAREER HISTORY

* Line operative from 2002

* EV Machine Minder and supervisor 2003 – 2005

* Maintenance assistant + Department manager for EV and Lairage 2005 – 2009

* Maintenance Manager 2009 until present

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