The Grocer’s Best of Own-Label Awards: winners announced

The most talented people and the best ideas and initiatives in the own-label industry have been recognised by a new awards programme from The Grocer. The Best of Own-Label Awards 2019, which have been launched in conjunction with The Grocer’s Own-Label Accreditation Scheme, recognise excellence in the dynamic UK own label sector. We are proud to announce Dunbia’s group head development chef Andrew Brondon has won The Grocer Best supplier own-label development chef award 2019. Andrew doesn’t have an easy job. Each day is a tightrope when you’re juggling the expectations and demands of several high-profile retailers, but Andrew Brondon does it with style. Andrew has over 20 years of culinary experiences and uses a collaborative approach to bring over 100 new concepts to customers each year. Judges praised Andrew’s ability to “bring something new to the table each time” as well as his record of careful relationship management: it takes “immense skill” to regularly pitch new products to retailers.
Andrew Brondon commenting on his achievement: -“This award has provided an opportunity to shine a spotlight on our NPD team, which I am proud to share this award with. Development Chefs are the industry innovators, who work tirelessly behind the scenes to develop exciting on trend applications using an extensive breadth of technologies, whilst maximising the value for retailers. The Grocer award gives the whole team here at Dunbia the recognition they deserve”.
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Working across key areas such as supply chain, animal welfare, and sustainable agriculture, you will get involved in all aspects of the agriculture and research and development areas within the business.


This varied role will provide you with an opportunity to get involved in all aspects of the Environmental department and participate in continuous improvement projects within a fast-paced food manufacturing environment.

Human Resources

As your skills and knowledge develop over time, you will get involved in all aspects of HR within a fast-paced food manufacturing environment and your responsibility will increase.

Retail National Account Management

This exciting role will see you gain a wide range of business experience skills, providing support to major UK retail supermarket customer accounts. 

Operations & Commercial

Work in a fast-paced food manufacturing environment gaining a hands-on experience across all aspects of operations, production and commercial with a focus on continuous improvement. 

New Product Development

You will be involved in supporting and managing the NPD process to ensure new and re-developed products are launched successfully. 

Livestock procurement

An exciting opportunity to learn about all areas of livestock procurement within the business, gaining a full understanding of production and operations.

Food Safety & Quality

A hands-on opportunity to understand and impact on food safety, quality and animal welfare across a fast-paced food manufacturing environment. Ensuring legislative compliance, customer excellence and continuous improvement.

Mechanical Engineering

As an engineering graduate you will be hands on and, on the go, working in a fast paced, busy environment overseeing electrical, mechanical and automation projects in a food manufacturing business.

Accounting & Finance

Gain a robust understanding in all aspects of the Finance Function with support at every step of the way to attain the professional qualifications needed to become a finance leader of the future.