Case study

Chunk of Devon

Introduction

If you win over 100 food awards and are the pasty of choice for Exeter Chiefs, you need a solid business ethos to underpin the success.

Chunk of Devon, based at Ottery St Mary, has grown rapidly since its formation in 2006 and now supplies hundreds of outlets across the UK. 

But this growth has seen no compromises made on two really vital areas: the training and welfare of its 40 employees and the top quality locally sourced ingredients for its pies and pasties.

Set up in 2006 by Simon and Suzie Bryon-Edmond, Chunk hit the headlines three years later when it won the title ‘Britain’s Best Cornish Pasty’.  This may have raised a few eyebrows over the Tamar but was a great accolade for the East Devon firm.

Over the years Chunk has won multiple illustrious Great Taste, British Pie, Taste of the West, Food & Drink Devon and EBLEX awards and is the only company to have won two Champion Awards at the British Pie Awards. Chunk also won Food & Drink Devon Platinum Awards in 2015 and 2016.

2017 has seen Chunk scoop another 5 British Pie Awards, 8 Taste of the West Awards, 2 more Great Taste Awards…..and they are shortlisted (again) for Food & Drink Devon Awards.

Client testimonial

“Making outstanding products only happens when you have all the team on board, this can get tricky as you grow from 4 to 8 to 20 and then 40 team, you absolutely need help!

We view having Perspective HR as a crutch an essential to help deliver the tight professional controls that the team love, and ensure we are a safe and legal operation.

Consistent well delivered systems create a harmonious balanced business that enables us to retain team and identify strengths and develop ‘our own wood’ by osmosis you end up with a brilliant culture and a team with real pride in the job we do.  Perspective HR have been critical on this journey.”

Simon Bryon-Edmond – Managing Director

Our Work

Perspective HR has supported Chunk of Devon for many years.

Perspective HR have supported Chunk with outsourced HR guidance for a number of years, reviewing and updating the employment system and advising on every aspect of recruiting and employing people.

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