New role sees workforce expand again

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A Boston-based food producer has seen its workforce grow again.

Freshtime UK has appointed Julia Pires, 42, from Spalding, originally from Warwickshire, into the new role of personal assistant to its senior team.

It is merely the latest in a string of appointments at the Marsh Lane business, which now employs 350 people after taking on 16 people in the last 12 months.

With previous experience as a PA at both Calor Gas and BBC Transmissions in Warwickshire, Julia has spent the last 18 months working as an apprenticeship assessor in Lincolnshire.

“I had been looking for a PA role in a fast-paced company when I saw this opportunity come up at Freshtime,” said Julia. “I was inspired by the innovation taking place in the heart of the country’s growing region and was eager to get involved. I’m keen to put my stamp on the role and mould it to the specific needs of the company. I’ve already begun reviewing some of the processes we have in place, to see if we can make improvements to aid efficiency.”

As well as supporting the MD with planning and diary management, Julia will work closely with the heads of departments across the company and liaise with suppliers in both the UK and abroad.

MD Mark Newton said he was ‘delighted’ to welcome Julia to the team.

He said: “We’ve enjoyed a phase of steady growth over the last year and we’re keen to continue investing and make additions to our team.”