Dicksons Family Butchers makes four key appointments

Dicksons Family Butchers has announced four new senior appointments at its South Shields production facility. 

In an effort to help the business grow in the retail and wholesale markets, it has appointed Rose Hotten, Gill Guthrie, Victoria Hope (pictured) and Sarah Powell in a range of senior positions.

Rose Hotten has been appointed new factory operations manager and is responsible for managing the day-to-day processes within the South Shields factory.

She started as a trainee at Unigate before holding various positions with Dairy Crest, Kerry Foods, Greencore and Yorkshire Dales Ice Cream. In this role, Hotten will oversee all factory operations at Dicksons as well as introducing new manufacturing techniques to ensure the factory is well-placed to deliver increased volume whilst maintaining quality for retail and wholesale customers.

Sarah Powell has joined Dicksons as the new product development manager, tasked with creating unique new products to add to the popular Dicksons retail range. She joins the family firm following NPD roles at KP Foods, Cheviot Foods, SK Chilled Foods and Refresco

Gill Guthrie is the new area sales manager, following roles at Mars, Britvic and eight years at Brakes Food Service.

Victoria Hope is joining the team as HR manager. Victoria will be responsible for company-wide HR delivery from the South Shields base of Dicksons and overseeing professional development routes for staff across the factory and 27 retail outlets throughout the region.

Chris Hayman, managing director at Dicksons said: “We are delighted to be welcoming Sarah, Gill, Rose and Victoria to our growing team of dedicated Dicksons staff.

“Each of our appointments carry a set of important responsibilities as we focus on growing our product range to a new set of retail and wholesale customers in locations throughout the region. With four key appointments now filled, we can look forward to supporting the senior additions to our team as they seek to deliver new opportunities for the business, and we wish them the very best of luck in their future careers with Dicksons.”

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