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Operating in the heart of Sherborne, Hunt’s Foodservice has gone through a busy year of growth and expansion. Throughout the company’s evolution, Hunt’s have stood by their family values and heritage, firmly believing their loyal staff are part of the family and local community play a key part of the business heritage. Passed down five generations, Hunt’s have four family members directly involved in the business and this year, has welcomed a fifth member to join the business. Chas Douch, son of Hunt’s Engineering Director and fifth generation family member has joined as Assistant Operation Manager.
This year has seen Hunt’s invest heavily in it’s Sherborne HQ resources. Their HQ offices have been extended which has enabled them to increase their headcount with new local employees working in the call centre, operations and warehouses.
Hunt’s has also been recognised regionally at the recent Blackmore Vale Media Business Awards and shortlisted for four awards. Representing Hunt’s as a finalists for the Best Employee Award was Cheryl Coates. Cheryl oversees the buying of all retail products and as a result of her devotion and inspiring work ethos, the judges awarded Cheryl with the Best Employee Award.
To keep up the momentum of a busy and successful 2016, Hunt’s are preparing for an exciting and dynamic 2017. Further investment into operations and customer services will give customers a more flexible approach to ordering and deliveries. To fulfil increasing consumer trends towards healthier, organic and free from produce, Hunt’s will be launching new ranges which will help customers to cater for this trend.