Senior Management Team

Senior Management Team

Nigel Upson

Nigel Upson

Managing Director

Been with Soanes Poultry since
2013

Responsibilities at work
Strategy, direction, leadership and overall compliance with statutory requirements

Interests out of work
Walking, mountain trekking, fishing and watching rugby

Claire Wright

Claire Wright

Finance Director

Been with Soanes Poultry since
2016

Responsibilities at work
Running the finance department, IT and finance strategies.

Interests out of work
All aspects of equestrianism

Ben Lee

Ben Lee

Head of Sales and Marketing

Been with Soanes Poultry since
2008

Responsibilities at work
Heading up the sales team, integrating sales with production and planning

Interests out of work
Spending time with family, cooking and baking

Tim Brooks

Tim Brooks

Operations Manager

Been with Soanes Poultry since
2018

Responsibilities at work
Oversees supply chain, plant management, nights and distribution operations.

Interests out of work
Fishing, motorsport and sight seeing

Mel Jackson

Mel Jackson

Live Programme Manager 

Been with Soanes Poultry since
1987

Responsibilities at work
Production and farm planning, health and safety of staff

Interests out of work
Refurbishing furniture, dog walking and gardening

Mark Ireland

Mark Ireland

Area Farms Manager

Been with Soanes Poultry since
2001

Responsibilities at work
Responsible for all chicken growing operations

Interests out of work
Ultra marathons and fishing

Chris Deakin

Chris Deakin

Factory Manager

Been with Soanes Poultry since
2019

Responsibilities at work
Control all aspects of production/Labour and yield within the factory and also drive consistent improvement

Interests out of work
Family time and golf

Operational Management Team

Allison Clark

Allison Clark

Production Manager

Been with Soanes Poultry since
1996

Responsibilities at work
Production of whole birds and portions to fulfil customers orders and quality standards

Interests out of work
Holidays and socialising with family and friends

Abubakir Hamad

Abubakir Hamad

Lairage Manager

Been with Soanes Poultry since
2016

Responsibilities at work
Animal welfare and lairage activities

Interests out of work
Watching football

Hannah Dearden

Hannah Dearden

Technical and Environmental Manager

Been with Soanes Poultry since
2018

Responsibilities at work
Management of food safety and quality systems

Interests out of work
Spending time with family and travelling

Piotr Trzeciak

Piotr Trzeciak

Dispatch Manager 

Been with Soanes Poultry since
2003

Responsibilities at work
Looking after the loading bay and creating orders

Interests out of work
Watching F1, swimming, karting and biking

Neil Mennell

Neil Mennell

Night and Logistics Manager

Been with Soanes Poultry since
1999

Responsibilities at work
Responsible for the both dispatch logistics and factory cleaning overnight

Interests out of work
Fishing

Jenny Penny

Jenny Penny

Quality Inspector

Been with Soanes Poultry since
1989

Responsibilities at work
Checks the quality of the birds

Interests out of work
Going out with friends and family, holidays in Tenerife

Sales Team

Sheree butler

Sheree butler

Sales Operations Support

Been with Soanes Poultry since
2016

Responsibilities at work
Supporting the sales team and logistics planning

Interests out of work
Horse riding and walking with my dogs

Sally Kendall

Sally Kendall

Sales Administrator

Been with Soanes Poultry since
2015

Responsibilities at work
Keeps in touch with retail customers, business development and sourcing new leads

Interests out of work
Shopping, home decorating and gardening

Liz Walker

Liz Walker

Sales Administrator

Been with Soanes Poultry since
2016

Responsibilities at work
Gaining orders from customers and with wholesale

Interests out of work
Dogs, gardening and being with family

Richard Cross

Richard Cross

Territory Sales Manager

Been with Soanes Poultry since
2018

Responsibilities at work
Gaining new business

Interests out of work
Family and cycling

Team Leaders

Diana Silajenkoviene

Diana Silajenkoviene

Offal Packing Team Leader

Been with Soanes Poultry since
2016

Responsibilities at work
Grading and packing offal

Interests out of work
Shopping and travelling

Kristina Racickiene

Kristina Racickiene

Process Department Team Leader

Been with Soanes Poultry since
2015

Responsibilities at work
Looking after staff and machines to produce quality chickens

Interests out of work
Watching TV, shopping and travelling

Laura Baronaite

Laura Baronaite

Whole Bird Packing Team Leader

Been with Soanes Poultry since
2014

Responsibilities at work
Quality grading and packing of whole birds

Interests out of work
Taking care of my ferrets, rabbits and fish

 Evaldas Cholinas

Evaldas Cholinas

Portions Cutting Team Leader

Been with Soanes Poultry since
2012

Responsibilities at work
Organisation of the portions department

Interests out of work
Watching movies

Patryk Ciepka

Patryk Ciepka

Portions Packing Team Leader

Been with Soanes Poultry since
2016

Responsibilities at work
To ensure best yield of and throughput of all portions

Interests out of work
Computer games, going out with friends and football

Viktor Stavros

Viktor Stavros

Dispatch Team Leader

Been with Soanes Poultry since
2012

Responsibilities at work
Ensuring all orders are loaded correctly and are dispatched in the correct order

Interests out of work
Yachting

Kameran Nader

Kameran Nader

Lairage Team Leader

Been with Soanes Poultry since
2004

Responsibilities at work
Assists in the supervision of the lairage line

Interests out of work
Football

Maintenance Team

Bestwn Kdr

Bestwn Kdr

Maintenance Manager 

Been with Soanes Poultry since
2002

Responsibilities at work
Oversees all the maintenance on site

Interests out of work
Football and dog walking

Aretas Gaubys

Aretas Gaubys

Maintenance Engineer

Been with Soanes Poultry since
2013

Responsibilities at work
Assists with factory/site maintenance

Interests out of work
Basketball, socialising and cars

Accounts Department

William Jordan

William Jordan

Assistant Management Accountant 

Been with Soanes Poultry since
2017

Responsibilities at work
Monthly management accounts, overseeing credit control and weekly profit and loss reports

Interests out of work
Road cycling, swimming, watching Hull City and volunteer dog walking

Rachel Fowler

Rachel Fowler

Accounts Assistant

Been with Soanes Poultry since
2017

Responsibilities at work
Sales ledger, credit control and raising credit notes

Interests out of work
Exercising, spending time with my family and friends

Brenda Sweetman

Brenda Sweetman

Accounts Assistant

Been with Soanes Poultry since
2017

Responsibilities at work
Payroll, purchase ledger and inputting invoices

Interests out of work
Reading and attending the gym

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