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Employee marks 30 years with East Yorkshire poultry business

Employee marks 30 years with East Yorkshire poultry business


A dedicated employee at a specialist poultry business in Middleton-on-the-Wolds is celebrating 30 years of service.


Jenny Penny began her career at Soanes Poultry in 1988 when she joined the team in the factory, before rising through the ranks to Quality Control Inspector, a position that she held since 2017.


Jenny, who lives in Hull, but is originally from Middleton on the Wolds, said she feels lucky to work for the 71 year old business: "Everyone is like family, it is a close knit team who work well together."


AlthoughSoanes Poultryis still owned by the third generation of the Soanes family, the business is now under the general management of Nigel Upson who was appointed in 2012. Speaking about Jenny's long service, he said: "Dedicated staff members like Jenny are an increasing rarity nowadays and I speak for everyone when I say she is a credit to the company and we are so pleased to be celebrating her 30 years here at Soanes."


When she's not busy ensuring that Soanes exacting quality control standards are maintained, Jenny enjoys spending time with family and friends.


Soanes Poultry rears more than five million chickens per annum on its Yorkshire Wolds farms and supplies wholesalers, butchers, farm shops and independent retailers throughout the UK. It has won numerous awards for the taste of its chicken and its business credentials.




Photo:Jenny Penny and Nigel Upson Jenny Penny celebrates 30 years at Soanes



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Notes to editors


1.      For more information aboutSoanes Poultry, please

2.      Keep up to date withSoanes Poultry's news onFacebook,Twitterand the business bloghere.

3.      Soanes Poultry supplies its chicken to butchers and independent retailers in Yorkshire and to wholesalers nationwide.

4.      The firm also sources game which it distributes through a game processor. For more information about game available fromSoanes Poultry, please

5.      Soanes Poultry 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 by releasing acommemorative booklet entitled ‘A celebration of 70 years of T.Soanes & Son (poultry) in recipes', available from independent butchers.

7.      Soanes Poultry was crowned winner of theEnvironmental Initiative of the Year category at the Meat and Poultry Processing Awards 2017.

8.      In 2017,Soanes Poultry was awarded a one-starGreat Taste Awardfor its whole free range chicken and its Christmas cockerel. It also won a delicious. magazine produce award and was awarded supreme product at the deliciouslyorkshire awards.