Cumbria Family Business Awards finalist

Cumbria Family Business Awards finalist We are proud and very excited to announce that we have been shortlisted for an award in the Cumbria Family Business Awards: Retailers and Wholesalers. Over 100 firms entered the prestigious awards and judges met last week to shortlist their finalists. The awards celebrate and encourage family business across [...]

Cumbria Family Business Awards finalist2018-01-30T15:33:57+01:00

American pancakes for Pancake Day

American Pancakes for Pancake Day With Shrove Tuesday just around the corner, we thought that a recipe for American pancakes would be a delicious treat! Ingredients 135g/4¾oz plain flour 1 tsp baking powder ½ tsp salt 2 tbsp caster sugar 130ml/4½fl oz milk 1 large egg, lightly beaten 2 tbsp melted butter [...]

American pancakes for Pancake Day2018-01-19T16:34:12+01:00

Emma Harkness Production Worker

Emma Harkness Production Worker The start of Emma’s career … Emma’s initial role in our retail store has taken her down a route that she would never have imagined and found a job she loves! In 2002, Emma joined our team in our busy Fisher [...]

Emma Harkness Production Worker2018-01-19T13:51:59+01:00

Michael Brown Head of Buying

Michael Brown Head of Buying The start of Michael's career … Just before his 19th birthday, Michael joined the Pioneer family. His initial role as Coldstore Operative and as a qualified forklift driver involved him loading and unloading delivery vehicles and putting away delivered stock. [...]

Michael Brown Head of Buying2018-01-19T13:42:01+01:00

Paul Atkinson Area Sales Manager

Paul Atkinson Area Sales Manager When Paul joined Pioneer straight from leaving school in 1985 he didn’t know that he would have such a varied and enjoyable career. The start of Paul's career … From a delivery driver to working in our shop as [...]

Paul Atkinson Area Sales Manager2018-01-19T13:43:12+01:00

Amy Brown – Buying Assistant

Amy Brown Buying Assistant Amy joined us when she was 15 and still at school, working Saturdays in our warehouse. The start of Amy’s career As soon as she left school at 18, she joined us full-time as an order picker, ensuring that customers’ orders were filled correctly [...]

Amy Brown – Buying Assistant2018-03-08T12:12:30+01:00

Xmas Jumper Day fundraising total announced

Xmas Jumper Day fundraising total announced for Eden Valley Hospice This year we celebrated Christmas Jumper Day on Friday 15th December and chose a charity which is close to our hearts, Eden Valley Hospice in Carlisle. We can reveal the grand total of our fundraising efforts is £166. Natalie Bingham, corporate fundraiser for [...]

Xmas Jumper Day fundraising total announced2018-01-30T14:12:25+01:00

Kevin Lightfoot Cold Store Manager

Kevin Lightfoot Cold Store Manager Kevin joined the Pioneer team straight after leaving school, so it’s the only place he’s ever worked and has plans to stay! The start of Kevin’s career  Kevin’s first role was an order picker for frozen foods and meat [...]

Kevin Lightfoot Cold Store Manager2018-03-08T12:22:04+01:00

Xmas Jumper Day 2017

Xmas Jumper Day 2017  Once again, we celebrated Christmas Jumper Day with enthusiasm! On Friday 15th December, we all came to work in the smartest Christmas themed jumpers we could find – some even donned inventive pudding and snowmen outfits. This year more [...]

Xmas Jumper Day 20172018-01-30T14:12:52+01:00