We believe that people perform at their best when they are happy in their work and have opportunities to learn and grow.
We are committed to developing Careers at Burton’s
Once settled in, we encourage colleagues to work with their managers to discuss how they can grow within their new role, as well as discussing any other future career aspirations they may have.
Our managers support by helping their teams to gain the right experience ‘on the job’ and will encourage everyone to develop their capability by building a tailored development program to enable them to meet their full potential and be the best they can be.
We have identified 8 Cultural Building Blocks that are the foundation of our business and help to describe what is expected of everyone that works with us. To support this, we have developed a framework that will help our colleagues to identify what they are great at and what they want to focus on.
If you were to join Burton’s, you would work with like-minded people who are proud of our business and passionate about baking sensational biscuits. Please meet a few of our Burton’s colleagues and learn about their journeys with our business.
Nick Field – CEO
I joined Burton’s in 2004 working as a Commercial Finance Manager. I have progressed through several roles within the Finance function and have been afforded fantastic opportunities to further broaden my experience base whilst at Burton’s Biscuits, taking various roles in the wider Commercial team as well.
My journey has led me to where I am today – I became CEO in August 2016, where, along with Simon Browne our COO, I am proud to lead this fabulous company.
I am excited to watch our people grow in their confidence and capability and also love to welcome new starters to the Burton’s family.
Simon Browne – COO
Simon joined Burton’s late 2015, his previous experience began at Cadbury in Bournville then moving to Kraft foods and been part of the team that launched Oreo into the UK market. He then spent 6 years with Reckitt Benckiser in European and latterly 3 years in the US business. Simon returned to the UK in a global role for GSK consumer. I am excited to watch our people grow in their confidence and capability and also love to welcome new starters to the Burton’s family.
Grace Lloyd – International Business Development Graduate
I graduated in July 2017, and after successfully completing the assessment centre interview stage, I joined the International team as a Business Development Graduate in November 2017. Being part of a cohort of 7 graduates working across various functions enables the opportunity to meet new friends as well as colleagues within the wider business. During our first few weeks we were immersed in some exciting training days, projects and team building days, which quickly showed us what the culture of Burton’s is all about and got us all excited to start our careers here.
Jo Harwood – Sales Director
I started with Burton’s in 2007 as Senior Business Account Manager. Over the past 10 years I’ve held a number of different roles within the Sales function, and in March 2017, I became Sales Director for the UK and Ireland. I am extremely passionate about building strong partnerships with our customers.
David Travis – Systems Development Manager
I joined Burton’s Biscuits in 1980 as a Graduate Sales Planner, supporting a large field sales force. One of my projects was to computerise the collection of sales orders, and shortly after that I moved into IT to develop our first sales database.
Since then I have been actively involved in the continuous development of Burton’s Information Systems. In my current role I work with a team of three people to develop original solutions to the unique challenges our business faces. I have always found Burton’s to be an open and stimulating community, and take great satisfaction from seeing our work make a difference.