How it started - the ‘Gin Craze’ When William of Orange became king of England in the late 1600s, he brought with him the idea of ‘genever’; the national spirit of Holland and Belgium, flavoured predominantly with juniper berries. This was the beginning of what is now known as the ‘Gin Craze’. Due to
Role Profile and Person Specification Job title: Production Planner Reports to: Demand and Planning Manager Department: Production Location: Barton Stacey Job Purpose The successful candidate will have responsibility for: Planning and preparing Production schedules for the manufacture of intermediate, finished and re-processed products. Drawing up master schedules to establish sequence and lead time of
Role Profile and Person Specification Job title: Flavourist Reports to: Head of Development Department: Creative Solutions Location: Andover Job Purpose Key Tasks Create and develop speculatively and against customer briefs, highly innovative and commercially viable products Manage allocated NPD projects utilising the Stage-Gate Process liaising with colleagues around the business Pro-active flavour creation to
Chocolate has always been a firm favourite for those craving a sweet treat, but recently within the chocolate market the pendulum has started to shift from the traditional flavours for chocolate such as caramel, strawberry, hazelnut and orange. The booming craft chocolate trend Craft chocolates are becoming more prevalent, especially within the Australasia market,
African flavours and ingredients are now seeing a rise in popularity across the food, drink, health and beauty sectors. Whilst much of the focus has initially been on North African flavours such as Harissa and Ras El Hanout, within the UK market West African and South African flavours are also increasing in popularity, with
Role Profile and Person Specification Job title: Production Operator Reports to: Production Supervisor Department: Production Location: Barton Stacey Job Purpose Key Tasks The operation of Manufacturing Plant and Process Equipment to mix, manufacture, transfer, sample and pack product Collect and accurately weigh and mix chemicals and other natural ingredients as set out in product
In the same year, a BRC AA Grade accreditation was obtained and subsequently retained, underlining our commitment to producing high quality, natural products to a consistently high standard.
A focus on manufacturing and service excellence and the implementation of our World Class Manufacturing program have assisted in ensuring that Lionel Hitchen continues to meet and exceed our customers’ expectations. Over the next few years an extended board of directors is assembled to ensure continued growth and success.