Premier Foods is one of the UK’s leading food manufacturers with a range of iconic and well-loved brands, including Mr Kipling, Batchelors, Bisto, Ambrosia, and Oxo. More than 97% of what we sell is made in the UK from quality ingredients, and wherever possible, sourced sustainably from British suppliers and farmers.  


Premier Foods is one of the UK’s leading food manufacturers with a range of iconic and well-loved brands, including Mr Kipling, Batchelors, Bisto, Ambrosia, and Oxo. More than 97% of what we sell is made in the UK from quality ingredients, and wherever possible, sourced sustainably from British suppliers and farmers.  

Premier Foods’ Learning at Work Week supported the company’s mission to ‘create a winning organisation where everyone can thrive’ built across three strategic pillars; promoting the value of the contribution of colleagues, attracting the best people to succeed, and creating an inspiring culture which embraces individuality.  

The team devised a weeto raise the profile of learning and encourage colleagues to take time for personal development. Specifically, they set out to increase the use of the company’s online learning platform and stimulate discussions about their learning journeys. The team also launched Black History Month and used the week to put a spotlight on 'Inclusion, Diversity and Belonging for All’. To further support colleagues’ mental health, the team provided guides, tools and tips.   

The Week was structured using ‘Learn’ as a mnemonic – with each letter linked to a day of the week. The daily sessions included educational activities from the Institute of Grocery and Distribution, a focus on aspirations with a senior leaders’ panel discussion and new ideas for continuous improvement. All the live sessions were recorded so colleagues could watch at different times.   

The Week was promoted through the company’s newsletter and intranet using the strapline #yourlearningjourney. A teaser campaign coupled with a competition to win a Samsung Galaxy tablet was sent to pique interest in the events. To make it easy for colleagues to sign up to interactive sessions, diary invitations were used. HR managers across the country were encouraged to add the Learning at Work Week logo to their email signature to further highlight the upcoming week.   

The week has successfully raised awareness of mental health and the team has seen an increase in access to their Employee Assistance Programme. The week also saw the most attendees ever for a live lunch time event which included over 200 colleagues attending a chat by two ex-rugby league players talking about mental healthThe team have successfully created a strong foundation for Black History Month which will be celebrated every October. This is the first time a dedicated Learning at Work Week has been run by the organisation and the engagement level was more than anticipated. Colleagues were brought together and united in learning