Our community

From the outset we all agreed that it was important to work within our local communities, allowing us to give something back. It wasn’t about writing a cheque or attending networking lunches, we wanted to work with partners on the ground to make a positive and lasting difference to local people. Since that time we have developed a number of strategic relationships that have allowed us to engage directly with these areas.

We HEADHUNT the perfect Community Ambassador

As a company that takes is responsibility to support the communities in which we operate seriously, we have agreed the perfect partnership with the announcement that Jade Jones MBE, Olympic gold medal Taekwondo champion, is the community ambassador for Calbee UK. 

Building on our deep-rooted values, to engage with local residents and play a leading role in championing this approach to others, we work with Jade to identify charitable causes so that we are able to give something back and make a lasting and positive difference to people’s lives. 

Richard comments: “Jade, who is affectionately known as the ‘head hunter’ is the perfect fit for Calbee UK and we are pleased to have her on board. One thing that really impressed us was that Jade’s values are aligned with those that we hold as a business. 

“We set out our mission that we must earn the respect, love and admiration of the communities in which we operate and we know that Jade will support us in doing this.”

Jade comments: “I’m really looking forward to working with Calbee and to giving something back to the local community and in particular those who have supported me during my career. My family still live in Flint and it’s where it all started for me. 

“I didn’t come from a privileged background but thankfully I had my family to support me however I do appreciate some people don’t. I want to share my story to encourage others to follow their dreams and to strive for what they have set their hearts on. I’m a firm believer that if you want something enough there will be a way.” 

With her sights firmly set on the Rio Olympics 2016, Jade will be working hard to secure a further Gold medal when she joins Team GB in at the Games in August. We are right behind her and as another team that always strives for gold standard we look forward to working with her over the coming months and to giving something back to the Deeside area.  

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The Ahead Partnership

Working with the Ahead Partnership in Leeds, we acknowledge the need to bridge the gap between education and business. In association with this social enterprise, we are committed to encouraging young people to turn their career aspirations into a reality. 

Engaging with school and college aged students we can help to nurture talent and to give additional support to those who want to change their life for the better and set the foundations for their future. 


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