Poultry business appoints general manager for animal husbandry arm

Claire Wright

Middleton on the Wolds based family business, Soanes Poultry has created a new position in its broiler division to manage financial and business performance. 

Soanes Poultry’s Finance Director Claire Wright has been promoted to the position of general manager, Clive Soanes Broilers Ltd with immediate effect. Clive Soanes Broilers is the animal husbandry division of Soanes Poultry’s integrated chicken business which cares for 700,000 birds and manages a further 500,000 birds on dedicated third party farms.

Soanes Poultry’s MD Nigel Upson said: “The restructure will enable us to focus on the two key aspects of this business, namely animal husbandry of the highest standard and likewise financial performance.

“The addition of Claire to manage financial and business performance will allow our area farms manager, Mark Ireland, to focus on making our standards of operation, husbandry and welfare market leading, as befits the position we command in the independent sector.

“The support from Claire will allow Mark to focus on husbandry and explore new technologies and animal health management techniques to build on our reputation as an ethical farming operation.

“I would like to thank Claire for her leading role in driving change in the management standards of the business and wish her well in this enhanced role which reflects her success.”

Mrs Wright said: “As a qualified accountant with a career encompassing financial management and business planning combined with being a hands on farmer’s wife, this new position utilises my skills and I am looking forward to the challenges and opportunities that the role will bring.”

Mrs Wright joined Soanes Poultry in 2016 and was appointed to the board of directors of T Soanes Poultry Ltd. in April 2019. She will relinquish some of her current responsibilities to enable her to fulfil both her finance director and general manger roles.

Soanes Poultry has been rearing and preparing chicken since 1947. It employs more than 100 people and sells its chicken to butchers and independent retailers in Yorkshire and to wholesalers nationwide.

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