Individuals & provide opportunities for them to grow & expand themselves within the business.

Meet some of our great people in the video, and hear what they have to say about the working experience at Lyons


Group Director of Purchasing UK

"I have always thought of it as more than just a job, it’s my passion, I feel I have grown up here..."


My first day at Lyons was on the 4th June 1984, and I made boxes for 10 hours! When I was asked ‘can you do a 12 hour shift tomorrow, and for the rest of the week’, I wondered what on earth I’d let myself in for. However I got on with it and soon found myself progressing through Stores, Production and Supply Chain. I spent a number of years developing systems of control in packaging and storage and then moved into the Buying function.

In 2003 I moved into Raw material Purchasing, and in 2011 I moved into my current role where I am responsible for all Shellfish, Packaging, Ingredient and Goods and Services buying across the UK.

I really enjoy understanding the capabilities of all of my suppliers to ensure we are supplied with the very best in the market.

To find out where I fit into the team, visit our pond to plate page and look for: Sourcing


Machine Operator

"I was encouraged to move out of my comfort zone, and take on new challenges. They saw the potential in me, and gave me the confidence to have a go..."


I joined Lyons in September 2011, my second job after leaving Poland. My first job had been in a restaurant kitchen, so I felt very at home when my first job at Lyons was preparing vegetables for one of the production lines.

Since then I have had various roles in the factory, and I am now a skilled operator, operating sophisticated computer based equipment.

I have recently been on a factory visit to a supplier. This gave me a better understanding of the process and developed the breadth and depth of my knowledge. I am now a participant on the Lyons PRIDE development programme. This is a place I really feel I am valued and can develop.

To find out where I fit into the team, visit our pond to plate page and look for: Operations


Responsible Sourcing Co-ordinator

"It is a fantastic opportunity to develop the skills I have learnt at University, and be able to research and mitigate current fishery assessments"


I have just started at Lyons working as a Responsible Sourcing Co-ordinator and my role is to assist the Head of Sustainability in order to maintain the company’s sustainability leadership position. By providing accurate and timely sustainability information on fisheries and supply chains, I can help to deliver Lyons commercial objectives.

Having come into the role straight from University I have a keen desire to learn more and develop my skill set. At Lyons I have the perfect opportunity to do this, working closely with various departments across the business and gaining an insight into the commercial world.

To find out where I fit into the team, visit our pond to plate page and look for: Sourcing


Management Accountant

"The experience and exposure I have gained from the short time I have been working at Lyons is just fantastic.  It has helped my confidence grow in regards to my skills and abilities in Accounting"


I am the Management Accountant for commercial covering both Lyons & Farne businesses, working alongside the Senior Management Accountant and the Financial Controller.  My role is to aid the Commercial team to meet targets and help improve performance by issuing meaningful and accurate reports of a varied nature. I also have a responsibility to report Management Accounts to the board and ensure they are useful and accurate to help the board lead the company to meet the set objectives and follow the agreed business strategy.


I love my job here at Lyons, I have grown not only as an Accountant but also as a person.  The exposure I get gives me a great view and understanding of the full business. The people I work with makes the job even better, Lyon’s is definitely somewhere I plan to stay and grow even further.

To find out where I fit into the team, visit our pond to plate page and look for: Support