ABP aligns with Meat Business Women for continued two-year strategic partnership

November 23, 2022 By

ABP has re-confirmed its commitment to supporting diversity, equality and inclusion in the meat industry by aligning with Meat Business Women as strategic partners for 2023/2024.

The company has been long-standing partners with Meat Business Women, starting their partnership in 2019. This re-commitment for another two years demonstrates the long-term vision and passion in the business to attract, nurture and retain female talent. The arrangement includes ABP UK, ABP Ireland and the company’s Linden Foods business in Northern Ireland.

Employees at ABP UK, ABP Ireland and Linden Foods will continue to benefit from global mentoring, personal development coaching and have the opportunity to participate in networking at industry events as well as being part of a global community of women working in the same industry.

ABP UK CEO Bob Carnell has personally been involved with developing the partnership, whilst Elaine Willis, Linden Foods Director gave her insights on leadership and work life balance to delegates as a panellist at the Meat Business Women UK & Ireland conference in London back in May.

ABP UK’s partnership with Meat Business Women has seen the development of ABP’s female empowerment programme ABP She.  Kevin Cahill, Managing Director of ABP Ireland and Poland officially launched ABP Ireland’s ABP She programme at the Meat Business Women’s Dublin networking event in September this year. The programme is aimed at supporting women in the careers at ABP.

Laura Ryan, Founder & Chair of Meat Business Women says “Having such senior level commitment from businesses like ABP Food Group is a real endorsement for Meat Business Women. It allows us to pro-actively champion the sector with our partners, by showcasing the success that is available and working to ensure the sustainability of our sector. ABP She is a real success story for the business and we are delighted to work so closely with ABP to develop ways to attract, nurture and retain the best possible talent.”

ABP UK CEO Bob Carnell says “ABP has long recognised the importance of diversity in our business and we want to build on this by working with Meat Business Women. We look forward to further developing the number of exciting initiatives that are already in place across the business such as ABP She”