Hill’s community spirit races ahead

Following the success of National Biscuit Day and the craving to share more joy with their staff and the community, Hill Biscuits, the Manchester-based biscuit manufacturer, continues their Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) activity closest to home, in the run up to its 170th birthday in 2025.

Sunday 7th July 2024: The biscuit team make it to the finish line raising £1,015

A team of six from Hill, including Tracey Meadows, Commercial Director, laced up their trainers and completed the five-kilometre course around Heaton Park in Manchester with 100s of other enthusiasts, in the annual Cancer Research Race for Life. The Hill team raised a whopping £1,015 between them, completely smashing their target of £350!

Tracey reflects on the occasion: “We’re like a big family and providing opportunities for our staff to get involved in events such as Race for Life has a positive impact on morale, productivity and wellbeing, giving us all a boost! And we appreciated hearing the cheer from the sidelines too!

“As a team, we love spreading the joy of baking beyond our factory, reaching out into the locality is important to us, not just by donating biscuits but also by fundraising, and certainly for a worthy cause such as Cancer Research. Many of us are affected by cancer in some way.”

Hill Biscuits support staff in many ways and will continue to provide opportunities that encourage togetherness and remove barriers across the teams. “We’re all one team, regardless of our position in the company, it’s part of our DNA”, adds Tracey.

Wednesday 10th July 2024: Inspiring future generations with the sweetness of successful baking

Hill’s sustained energy continues to give as they join the buzz of a Careers Fair at Laurus Ryecroft, in Droylsden, Manchester, a high school that Hill established links with through their biscuit bake-off competition in May.

The event sees Hill and around 40 other employers, local colleges, universities and apprenticeship providers sharing industry knowledge with Year 9, 10 and 12 students who are exploring career opportunities and further education pathways within the region.

Tracey explains: “Focusing on future talent and talking about possible careers at Hill, within various departments and in bakery as a whole, is a huge part of our on-going CSR efforts. By offering work experience to Laurus Ryecroft students, we hope to encourage a new generation of talent into the food manufacturing sector.

“Introducing young people into the real business world is an incredibly powerful, hands-on experience and opportunity, supporting their learning about manufacturing and how it all ties together. Showing them how an idea materialises in a product, involving processes such as New Product Development (NPD), logistics, marketing, brand design, finance, resource planning and engineering, is a fantastic way to teach them.”

2025 will be a significant year for Hill as they continue to strengthen ties with their community and raise their profile through positive initiatives within their factory and beyond.

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