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Yorkshire Wolds poultry business appoints new factory manager

Yorkshire Wolds poultry business appoints new factory manager



A prominent East Yorkshire poultry business has recruited a new factory manager as the firm celebrates its 70thanniversary year.


Paul Tyson joins T.Soanes & Son with more than 22 years' experience in the poultry industry and is based at the Middleton-on-the-Wolds, Driffield factory.


Prior to this role, he was the factory manager at a food group based in Scunthorpe, having worked his way up the business from production operative to management.


In his new role, he oversees the complete production process and supports his fellow department heads.


Two months into the role, Mr Tyson said that settling into the position has been made easier by the support he has received from colleagues.


"I was excited to join T.Soanes & So as it has a great reputation as a dedicated family business that cares deeply about what it does, which makes it a pleasure to work here.


He added: "The focus here is onquality and customer satisfaction first and foremost before numbers and volume, and the passion for animal welfare, quality and doing things right for the consumer is evident across everything we do."


General manager Nigel Upson said: "We're delighted to welcome Paul toT.Soanes & Son. With his extensive knowledge of the poultry industry across all levels, he's already proving to be a real asset to the team.


"This is a really exciting time forT.Soanes & Son as we're making significant investments both in the factory and at our growing sites across the Yorkshire Wolds, including the expansion of our free range farms."


Family owned T.Soanes & Son rears more than five million chickens per annum on its Yorkshire farms and supplies butchers, farm shops and independent retailers and wholesalers throughout the UK. It celebrated its 70thanniversary with a party for staff on 15thJuly.




Photo: Nigel Upson and Paul Tyson


For more information or to arrange an interview withPaul Tyson or Nigel Upson,please contact Tracey Baty at three60 marketing on;


Direct line: 01430 871360

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Notes to editors


  1. For more information aboutT.Soanes & Son, please

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  3. T.Soanes & Son supplies its chicken to butchers and wholesalers, butchers, restaurants, farm shops and manufacturers in Yorkshire and nationwide.

  4. The firm also sources game which it distributes through a game processor. For more information about game available fromT.Soanes & Son, please

  5. T.Soanes & Son is accredited under the BritishRetail Consortium Food Safety Standard A Grade and the Red Tractor Farm Assurance Standard.

  6. The firm recently celebrated its 70thanniversary byrebranding with a new logoandreleasing acommemorative booklet entitled ‘A celebration of 70 years of T.Soanes & Son (poultry) in recipes', available from independent butchers.

  7. T.Soanes & Son was crowned winner of the Environmental Initiative of the Year category at the Meat and Poultry Processing Awards 2017.

  8. In 2016,T.Soanes & Son was awarded a one-starGreat Taste Awardfor its whole grain-fed chicken.