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Meet the Team

Senior Management Team

Nigel Upson

Managing Director

Been with Soanes Poultry since
2013

Responsibilities at work
Strategy, direction, leadership and overall compliance with statutory requirements

Interests out of work
Walking, mountain trekking, fishing and watching rugby

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

Ben Lee

Director of Sales and Marketing

Been with Soanes Poultry since
2008

Responsibilities at work
Heading up the sales team, integrating sales with production and planning

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

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

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

Operational Management Team

Aimee Dawson

Primary Process Manager

Been with Soanes Poultry since
2021

Responsibilities at work
Manages lairage, EV, offal production and packing.

Interests out of work
Hiking, cooking, history

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

Tim Brooks

Plant Services Manager

Been with Soanes Poultry since
2018

Responsibilities at work
Site services, water management, effluent management, waste, projects

Interests out of work
Fishing, motorsport and sight seeing

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

Petra Kdr

Internal Auditor

Been with Soanes Poultry since
2008

Responsibilities at work
Food safety, quality, compliance

Interests out of work
Family time, shopping and dog walking

Sales Team

Tammy McDonald

Sales Coordinator

Been with Soanes Poultry since
2019

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

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

Simon Dodd

Customer service administrator and brand ambassador

Been with Soanes Poultry since
2021

Responsibilities at work
Supports existing customers with exceptional service and builds relationships with new customers.

Interests out of work
Country walks with the family and the dogs. Training his son’s rugby team.

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

Envaldas 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

Patryk Ciepka

Portions Packing Team Leader

Been with Soanes Poultry since
2016

Responsibilities at work
To ensure best yield of and throughput of all portions

Interests out of work
Computer games, going out with friends and football

Laura Baronaite

Whole Bird Packing Team Leader

Been with Soanes Poultry since
2014

Responsibilities at work
Quality grading and packing of whole birds

Interests out of work
Taking care of my ferrets, rabbits and fish

Kameran Nader

Lairage Team Leader

Been with Soanes Poultry since
2004

Responsibilities at work
Assists in the supervision of the lairage line

Interests out of work
Football

Diana Silajenkoviene

Offal Packing Team Leader

Been with Soanes Poultry since
2016

Responsibilities at work
Grading and packing offal

Interests out of work
Shopping and travelling

Linus Cilinskis

Dispatch Team Leader

Been with Soanes Poultry since
2014

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

Interests out of work
Reading, history and fishing

Maintenance Team

Giedrius Musteikis

Maintenance Engineer

Been with Soanes Poultry since
2017

Responsibilities at work
General upkeep of site standards, preventative maintenance and project works

Interests out of work
Relaxing with friends and family

Bestwn Kdr

Maintenance Manager

Been with Soanes Poultry since
2002

Responsibilities at work
Oversees all the maintenance on site

Interests out of work
Football and dog walking

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

Andrew Patch

Interim Accountant

Been with Soanes Poultry since
2020

Responsibilities at work
Oversees the accounts team

Interests out of work
Outdoor enthusiast who loves cycling, walking and is a recent convert to wild camping

Brenda Sweetman

Accounts Assistant

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

Accounts Assistant

Been with Soanes Poultry since
2017

Responsibilities at work
Sales ledger, credit control and raising credit notes

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

Delivery Team

Keith Walker

Delivery Driver

Been with Soanes Poultry since
2013

Interests out of work
Travel, food and drink, angling

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

Mick Fiddy

Delivery Driver

Been with Soanes Poultry since
2014

Interests out of work
Motocross, car mechanics

Ashley Evans

Delivery Driver

Been with Soanes Poultry since
2016

Interests out of work
HM Coastguard volunteer

Graham Buckley

Delivery Driver

Been with Soanes Poultry since
2016

Interests out of work
Music and collecting records