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An appetite for success – Stateside Foods achieve Investors in People Gold

An appetite for success – Stateside Foods achieve Investors in People Gold


Bolton-based chilled pizza manufacturer, Stateside Foods, has been awarded the Investors in People Gold standard, joining the top 7% of accredited organisations across the UK who believe in realising the potential of their people. 

Stateside Foods is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Freiberger Group. In business for over 20 years, Stateside Foods supplies leading food retailers with branded and own label chilled pizzas. 

Their production facilities are based in Westhoughton, Lancashire, where the company has factory facilities covering over 46,000 square metres. The site employs over 700 people across a range of professions such as Logistics, Engineering, IT and Finance to accommodate all aspects of the business in one location. 

Stateside Foods is committed to employee involvement and provides a variety of career development opportunities. Employees are actively encouraged to express their views and contribute towards business improvement through a Continuous Improvement Programme, Employee Open Forums and also through the Company Suggestion Scheme. 

Investors in People is the UK’s leading accreditation for business improvement through people management, with a focus on good people making great business. 

Paul Devoy, Head of Investors in People, said:

“We’d like to congratulate Stateside Foods on their Gold standard. Such a high level of accreditation is the sign of great people management practice and shows an organisation committed to being the very best it can be. Stateside Foods should be extremely proud of their achievement.” 

Commenting on the award, Jon Lucas, Managing Director said:

“We recognise that our most important resource is our employees. We are committed to the development of our people and ensure that all employees gain the necessary skills to reach their full potential. Our dedicated workforce plays a major part in the development of our business and we are proud to attain the Gold Investors in People accreditation as we continue to work towards achieving even greater success as one team in the future.”

Congratulations to all the team!

If you would like to find out more about Investors in People and how it can support your organisation’s ambitions, click here or come along to one of our introductory workshops.