Each year the Finance Director Awards celebrate the achievements of leading individuals and businesses within the Liverpool City Region, Cheshire and North Wales regions. We are delighted that Rob Laird, Finance Director at Uren Food Group was nominated for and won the award Finance Director of the Year in the £50-£100 million turnover category at this year event at the Hilton in Liverpool.
Health & Wellbeing
Our development team visited a school recently so the children could learn about the the nutritional benefits of eating fruit and encouraging the children to try new fruits that they may not have previously tried.
Fact finding about where in the world different fruits grow, what types of plants, trees, bushes etc do these fruits grow on.
Also we did a smoothie tasting session to introduce children in drinking more vegetable type smoothies and more unusual fruit smoothies.
They all had a great time!
Uren supporting Mrs Darlingtons for Alder Hey Hospital.
You might know our friend Max, but then you might not. Last year, he had a life threatening accident
whilst climbing on the rocks on Hilbre Island on the Wirral. Some very special people from the RNLI and the North West Air Ambulance rushed Max to Alder Hey Hospital. Together, they saved his life!
270,000 children from across the North West are treated at Alder Hey Children’s Hospital every year and
we would like to support the funding in the Neuro Surgery and Rehabilitation units.
Max and the team had a wonderful afternoon and raising over 8k. It was a big self esteem boost – in particular for Max. His journey is a long one; but he’s making progress all the time and little victories make all the difference in him believing you can make good things come out of a bad situation.
Uren Food Group are pleased to announce the appointment of James Oswald to manage their UK Flavours Division. James brings a wealth of experience and has joined from Ungerer Ltd where he headed up the UK Flavours Division and had direct partnerships with strategic UK and European customers. Prior to this he held Sales Team and Account Management positions with Mars, AAH Pharmaceuticals and JohnsonDiversey (Unilever).
“I’m excited to be joining Uren Food Group to head up the UK Flavours Division and the opportunities this presents. Uren has a great reputation in the food industry and partner with an enviable portfolio of customers. Throughout my career I’ve always strived to be my customers’ Supplier of Choice and I have successfully been able to do this by understanding them as people, their companies, and their requirements. Being able to exceed my customers’ expectations has always been key to my joint successes and the range of Natural, NI, Organic Flavours along with excellent sugar and salt reduction systems will allow me to do this more than ever. ”
To hear more about our excellent range of flavours and value added lines please contact James at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 07718 570 219
Mark Adams is fundraising for CLIC Sargent
Trekking along the Great Wall of China in 2017
Mark was diagnosed with Crohn’s disease at 18 months old. He is now 18 months post transplant and has a new life ahead of him with no complications or problems. Both diseases have been CURED.
“I am seizing every moment and every day. I want to show how you should never give up the fight and I want to repay the kindness an amazing charity showed me and I want to help and support children with the fight against cancer”
CLIC Sargent helps families limit the damage cancer causes beyond their health. They provide specialist support, to help and guide each young cancer patient and their family. For more information, visit www.clicsargent.org.uk
You can read more of Mark’s story on his fundraising page www.justgiving.com/fundraising/Mark-Adams40
Matt green from Heswall, Wirral is running his second London Marathon this year to raise money for Children with Cancer – Matt is a busy family man with 3 kids under the age of 5.
Matt says “the training for the marathon is tough but worthwhile knowing that funds raised will help the fight against childhood cancer, I am so humbled by the generosity and support of people and local businesses like Uren”
“I am currently half way through my training – Storm Doris tried to knock me off track yesterday but I will get my 28 miles in this week”
Feel free to keep an eye on his progress on twitter following @bigmaff