Helen Mcardle Care Awards

HMC 2014 Awards 0511smlOn Friday 14th March 2014 Pioneer's Sales Director David Jenkins and Sales & Key Accounts Manager Brian Baxter were delighted to be invited to the biennial Helen Mcardle Care Awards at the Hilton Hotel, Gateshead.

Awards were presented to recognize the sterling work done by staff at the homes. David and Brian presented the award for the top catering team and congratulations goes to Neil Holroyd and his team from Sheraton Court, Hartlepool. A great night was had by all and we are looking forward to the 2016 awards.

Investing in the future

investmentAs a fifth-generation family company we are always keen to invest in our future. This ensures that we are as efficient as possible and able to give our customers the high service levels they expect.

We recently made this short film for the Caterforce (our buying and marketing group) conference to give examples of what we are doing.

It shows the new ten van loading bay recently completed at Rosehill, our huge solar panel system on the coldstore roof, and the planning and building of our £700,000 extension at Gateshead.

Japanese business leaders head to Pioneer

japan1smlOn 23 September 2013 we were delighted to host a visit from Kiwao Komiya of the Japanese Foodservice Companies Association and the heads of six of the biggest foodservice companies in Japan.

They were on a fact finding mission in the UK before flying to Germany to meet counterparts over there.

Kiwao and his colleagues toured the facilities at Pioneer's Rosehill head office before a brief trip into town to visit the company's city centre shop and Carlisle cathedral.

At lunchtime our visitors joined us for a traditional lunch of roast beef, baked ham and Cumberland sausage with all the trimmings, followed by homemade sticky toffee pudding and English Lakes dairy ice cream, washed down with a glass of real ale.

It was a pleasure to meet such lovely people who, whilst from a completely different culture, share the same passion that we do working in and supplying to the catering trade.