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British Sugar

Bury St Edmunds, Norwich, King's Lynn

About British Sugar

British Sugar is the leading supplier of sugar to the UK market, our products are used by the leading brands of international food, drink and pharmaceutical manufacturers. You will find our sugar on supermarket shelves under the Silver Spoon brand. Find out more at https://www.silverspoon.co.uk

Sugar production remains at the core of our operations but we're much more than a sugar company:

  • In addition to producing over one million tonnes of sugar every year, we also produce 500,000 tonnes of animal feed from sugar beet pulp.
  • We recycle stones for building, lime for soil conditioning and soil for landscaping.
  • Using our Combined Heat & Power plants, we export enough electricity to power 160,000 homes.
  • We invested in the UK’s first Bioethanol plant, producing 70 million litres of renewable fuel annually.

It’s down to our people

We run a huge operation and people are often struck by our sheer size, scale and success. That success is certainly down to our people. With over 900 employees, from Engineers to Agriculturists and Area Managers to Financial Accountants, they’re all committed to improvement and to challenging themselves.

All of which helps us to stay one step ahead.

East of England and East Midlands

We are proud to partner with over 3400 farmers, located in the East of England and East Midlands, who grow sugar beet for our factories. Between September and March each year, seven and a half million tonnes of sugar beet are delivered to our sites. The sugar beet travels an average distance of 28 miles from farms to factories.

What’s it like to work at British Sugar?

British Sugar is a forward-looking organisation where people are inspired to make the most of every opportunity and where everyone’s contribution is valued.

We’re as friendly and supportive as any small company, but we provide the opportunities, scope and excitement you’d expect from a large, blue-chip business. You’ll find it’s a challenging but rewarding work environment that’s open and collaborative and encourages new ideas.

What are the people like?
The success of British Sugar is down to our people. That’s because we all have a deep sense of pride and a real desire to work together to make our business even better. Everyone has a real passion and energy, going out of our way to support each other.

Our people are dedicated, skilled and adaptable and we’re all encouraged to look for ways of improving what we do, no matter how big or small. We are welcoming and friendly, ready to learn new things and adopt new ways of working.

Who do we look for?
We hire people with the aspiration and drive to develop their careers and realise their potential. We seek those who enjoy working in a true team environment, where people feel passionate about making a difference to our business.

Be part of our success
If this sounds like you and you would enjoy working towards a common goal in a progressive company, we will help you achieve your ambition. For further information about working at British Sugar, please see the careers and apprenticeships sections on our website.

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