KP Snacks

Producing all kinds of delicious snacks for the UK’s retailers, we’re passionate about our products and proud of what we do.
http://www.kpsnacks.com/

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Founded in the 19th century as Kenyon Produce, KP Snacks has become one of the largest snack makers in the UK with seven manufacturing sites around the country and a headquarters in Slough.

The performance of its managers is considered crucial to business success in a highly competitive market with an award-winning, 18-month “Living Leadership” programme aimed at identifying future company leaders. First line managers have their own tailored course to support and develop their own team members and a new “Emerging Leaders” programme is planned to take them to the next level. All are a blend of theory and practical experience.

It values its staff's commitment. As a reward during the pandemic it gave a £200 bonus to employees who decided to work on at its manufacturing sites for at least 80% of their contracted time. This is on top of its KP Deal, which promises staff reward and recognition, clear values and behaviours, personal growth and wellbeing.

Community support is in the company's DNA. During the pandemic, excess stock was delivered to FareShare, the UK's largest charity fighting hunger and food waste and it contributed to the food hampers being delivered to the elderly and the vulnerable identified by the government. Additionally in 2020, KP received a Gold Award from Grocery Aid, which helps workers in the industry in financial difficulties, for its support for the charity.

Featured Workplace Factors

My Company

83% of staff agreed

I believe I can make a valuable contribution to the success of this organisation

Senior managers are committed to creating a values and behaviour led culture which leads to many “Happy Snacking Moments” for customers and staff alike. The aim is to lead by example with colleagues able to “Ask the Exec” any question via email with answers published in company newsletters.

My Team

77% of staff agreed

My team is fun to work with

Homeworkers have been supported through the provision of equipment and wellbeing advice while mental health first aiders have been in regular contact. All colleagues deemed vulnerable – such as those who are pregnant, over 70, or living with a vulnerable person - have been proactively shielded on full pay.

Wellbeing

71% of staff agreed

I am happy with the balance between my work and home life

The communications site KP4Me has been instrumental throughout the pandemic in providing cost-saving hints, tips and vouchers to help colleagues whose incomes may have been affected. It has also been used for online exercise classes to support physical and mental health as well as fun quizzes and competitions.

Quick Facts

Organisation established in
1853
Total number of employees
8
Number of UK locations
45
Employee average age
61% : 39%
Male : Female employee ratio
21%
Employees earning £35k+
4%
Employee turnover (voluntary)

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Women in Senior Management

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