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Our People - Stephen Purdon, Safety, Health and Environment Manager at Weetabix

Stephen Purdon, Safety, Health and Environment Manager here at Weetabix talks to us about the excellent personal development courses available at Weetabix and playing Gaelic football in his spare time.


What’s your role?

My role is to ensure that we have an Environment, Health and Safety (EHS) strategy in place to protect our people and the environment - both of which Weetabix define as critical to our success.

My role involves working in collaboration with the individual manufacturing plants and coordinating the EHS management systems for Weetabix to ensure compliance with company and statutory EHS policies, procedures, and regulations.


How long have you been at Weetabix?

I have been at Weetabix Food Company for three years. I was attracted to Weetabix initially as it is well known in the local area as an outstanding place to work.


What’s it like to work at Weetabix?

Weetabix is a great place to work! Everyone is encouraged to take responsibility for succeeding and the company continues to invest in its people to help them do this.  

Weetabix has an excellent track record of supporting its employees with development plans to ensure they can fulfil their potential.


What do you most enjoy about working at Weetabix?

I enjoy that Weetabix has invested in me to ensure I can be the best version of myself and can apply the Weetabix values daily.


What opportunities have you had whilst at Weetabix?

Weetabix offer excellent personal development through internal and external courses.

These courses are part of an overall offering that includes regular line management feedback, peer feedback and mentoring opportunities.


What do you love doing outside of work?

I have always played all types of sport, unfortunately I was nowhere near good enough at any of them to make a career out of it!  I enjoy cycling, but also play more unusual sports such as Gaelic Football and Hurling.