Quick facts
  • Year established:
  • Website:
  • Contact
    • John West Foods Ltd, 1 Mann Island, Liverpool, Merseyside, United Kingdom, L3 1BP
Share on Social

About John West Foods

John West is one of the leading suppliers of canned fish in the country. The history of John West begins with the vision of one man, whose pioneering innovations and passion for fish set the foundations for what they believe and do today. They aim to keep true to that pioneering spirit, from creating new ways to keep fish tasting its best to improving the way they source their fish. John West is dedicated to bringing people uncompromised quality.

John West actively support and encourage personal development and everyone is supported to be their best.

With benefits to employees such as pension, life insurance, 27 days holidays, quarterly massages and being able to take time off for free to volunteer at a charity for the day, John West truly want to make the organisation a great place to work.

John West understand the importance to keep employees' mental wellbeing at the top of their agenda, and so arranged resilience training for everyone to give them the tools needed to manage stress and also give them the confidence to talk to their managers or even their mental health champions when they feel stressed, to ensure a plan can be put in place to help manage this.

What is it like to work for John West Foods

The senior management team foster collaboration and build spirited teams. They actively involve others. They understand that mutual respect is what sustains extraordinary efforts; they strive to create an atmosphere of trust and transparency
Giving Something Back
Giving Something Back
The John West offices promote recycling both at work and at home. Their House committee lead on these initiatives and have sent out communications in the past and clearly label all bins to ensure appropriate recycling is done. 
Fair Deal
Fair Deal
The cheque book reward system means that team members are given 10 cheques each. Each cheque equates to a £5 voucher to spend at various retailers. John West encourage Crew to give cheques to their colleagues when they have supported them as a way to say thanks as well as recognising them for good work.

Learn more about the 8 factors of workplace engagement here


  • Charity Activities
    Charity Activities

    At least 40% of staff are known to undertake charitable activities during business hours without incurring financial loss

  • Holidays

    Companies offering a minimum of 26 days annual leave to all employees after one year

  • Gym

    Companies offering either free gym/ sports facilities or subsidised gym membership for all employees

  • Health Insurance
    Health Insurance

    Companies offering private health insurance for all employees

  • Pensions

    Companies offering a final salary scheme to all employees, or one in which the employer's contribution is at least 5%

  • Long Service
    Long Service

    40% of employees have more than 5 years' service

  • Maternity

    At least 10 weeks’ full pay or generous alternative

  • Development

    Companies that provide support for non-work related training to all staff

Company Statistics

  • Staff Turnover:


  • UK sites:


  • Average Age:


  • Male : Female:

    47% / 53%

  • Earning £35,000+:


  • Staff:



Want to get on the list or be accredited?

Start your engagement journey today and find out what you need to do to earn a Best Companies accreditation or a place on the Best Companies lists.