RH Amar

We’re the UK's leading fine food importer and distributor, offering a wide range of services to brand owners and customers across all trade channels.
http://www.rhamar.com

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Family, Food and Fun is the what RH Amar, one of the UK's leading fine food importers, is all about.

In 1945 Raoul Amar left his family's trading company and borrowed £2,000 to set up as a distributor of French food. The High Wycombe-based company remains in family ownership, with Raoul's grandson, Rob, heading the business as managing director, supported by a 70-strong team.

Today RH Amar represents a wide range of international and UK brands across all grocery channels, including major retail, online, independents, wholesale, cash & carry and manufacturing. They include household names such as Ella's Kitchen, Del Monte, Crespo, Mutti, Kikkoman and Cafédirect as well as its own Cooks&Co, Mary Berry's and the Original Waffle Co. brands.

The company ethos is underpinned by five core values integrity, passion, accountability, creativity and teamwork which inform every day behaviours and are linked to performance reviews and objectives.

Reflecting its approach to corporate social responsibility, the firm supports Farm Africa, a charity that works with farmers and forest communities in eastern Africa, providing training to help them grow more food, look after their livestock and make a living using their natural resources sustainably. In 2020 with the environment in mind, the company switched its plastic bubble wrap and packing tape to honeycomb wrap and paper-based packing tape.

Featured Workplace Factors

My Company

100% of staff agreed

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

RH Amar sent goodie boxes to employees working from home during the first lockdown and it recognises those living up to its core values. Its bonus system is based on company and individual performance so the more everyone contributes the better everyone does.

Wellbeing

88% of staff agreed

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

Team spirit is strengthened by all company meetings, cook-ups and other social events.
A trained mental health first aider offers individual support and general information on mental wellbeing. Staff are also encouraged to take care of their health through regular exercise, good quality sleep and nutrition.

Giving Something Back

100% of staff agreed

My organisation encourages charitable activities

The company gives 10% of its profits to charity and since 2013 has contributed more than £1.2m to 70 good causes, the majority of which are nominated by employees. To mark its 75th anniversary in 2020 RH Amar held a charity prize draw to share £75,000 among five organisations.

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