Tamar Foods joins Beacon ranks



Cornish pastry goods manufacturer Tamar Foods is celebrating a decade of success by joining regional business forum, Beacon South West, as the 24th company to be accredited in Cornwall.

Supported by the South West Regional Development Agency (SWRDA), Beacon South West brings together more than 200 of the region’s most pioneering and rapidly expanding organisations providing an environment for exploring new ideas and strategies with other successful companies. Tamar is now just one of 14 Beacon South West accredited food manufacturers from across the entire region including Burts Crisps, Dorset Cereals and Olives et Al.

An autonomous business within the Samworth Brothers group, which also includes Dickinson & Morris pork pies and the Ginsters range, Tamar develops and produces chilled, pastry-based savoury foods and deserts for leading UK’s retailers as well as for Ginsters and its own Cornwall’s Pride brand.

Furthermore, Tamar is one of Cornwall’s largest employers and, like thousands more across the South West, its 550 strong team will now benefit from the recognition and support of working for a Beacon accredited employer.

Wayne Day, managing director for Tamar Foods, commented: “We are very pleased to have been awarded Beacon status and this forms part of our strategy towards gaining wider business exposure within the locality. We are often quoted as one of the region’s best kept secrets, and would like to do more to publicise our success.”

Sue Baker, Beacon South West Project Director, added: “Tamar have achieved astonishing levels of productivity through an open, honest culture that ensures all employees know they are both valued and respected. And this ethos has paid dividends helping to bring about a 48 per cent growth in business since 2005 alone. I welcome Tamar to the Beacon Boardrooms and feel sure they will gain as much as they in turn have to offer.”