KP Snacks was founded in the 19th century with a company called Kenyon Produce – hence ‘KP.’ Since then, they have built on that heritage to become on of the UK’s largest snack manufacturers, with seven manufacturing sites around the country and headquarters in Slough, Berkshire.
KP produce all kinds of snacks for the UK’s retailers and is home to some of the most iconic British brands. They aim to listen carefully to what their customers want, then respond by creating exciting ideas to meet changing tastes and expectations. They are passionate about their products and proud of what they do.
KP is also part of the European Intersnack Group, which, with nearly 50 years combined experience in savoury snacks, is now one of Europe’s largest snack producers.
KP Snacks ensured ongoing support for homeworkers, through provision of equipment and wellbeing advice. They worked with their physio therapy provider to deliver regular online exercise sessions, and the company’s Mental Health First Aiders had regular check-ins with colleagues, both onsite and virtually. As a business, KP Snacks proactively shielded all colleagues who were deemed extremely vulnerable, as well as those pregnant, over 70, or who living with a vulnerable person in the same house.
During the pandemic, KP Snacks provided invaluable information to colleagues. They fully utilised their digital platforms to ensure colleagues had clear and unambiguous guidance, advice, and support on subjects including health and wellbeing and personal finance. The company encouraged teamwork and arranged quizzes and competitions to make everybody feel engaged.
KP Snacks clearly and proactively communicated with all colleagues across several channels, including ‘KP4ME’, their online communication portal, which is accessible from personal mobile devices(essential in a manufacturing business where 80 per cent of the workforce do not have company email), as well as noticeboards, site specific communications channels, social media and daily team briefings, where they identified key information from government communications and developed meaningful actions and plans to reassure colleagues and sustain safe working practices.
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