On Thursday 21st February, Managing Director Matthew Dugdale and Operations Director Matthew Tickle took a group of employees to visit Cargill’s Brocklebank and S2 operations in Liverpool.
Taking part in the visit were Danielle Mutch (DN Speke Sales Support), Emma Middleton (DN Clitheroe Stock Control Co-Ordinator), Naomi Shuker (Formulations & Quality Manager) and Susan Haythornthwaite (Raw Materials Co-Ordinator).
Cargill’s rapeseed crush plant and refinery based in Brocklebank, Liverpool has been operating since 1995 and has around 70 employees. The crush plant produces mid protein meal and crude rape oil and has facilities to outload oil for export. Cargill also owns and operates the imported feed ingredient terminal (S2) at Seaforth Dock.
"We had asked to go on this trip to gain knowledge on where our drivers/hauliers load from and to give us an insight as to how things work. We found this very interesting and understand now waiting times and problems that our drivers/hauliers come across." says DN Raw Material Co-Ordinator, Susan Haythornthwaite.
"We also got to see where the new shed was being built next to where the Rapemeal is loaded. Earlier in the morning we visited our sister site at Speke and had a tour round the offices and mill. We then tried to go to Liverpool One but our boss wouldn’t let us and he drove straight past – how rude!" says DN Stock Control Co-Ordinator, Emma Middleton.