Bakkavor Overview

  • London, United Kingdom
  • 10000+ Employees
  • 1986
  • Company - Public
  • Food & Beverage Manufacturing
  • $2 to $5 billion (USD)

At Bakkavor, we have pride. And purpose. From our Icelandic origins we have grown to be the leading provider of fresh prepared food in the UK. And we continue to expand, in the US and China. Our world is fast-paced, exciting and energetic. And that’s just how we like it. We have ...
Mission: Our mission is to develop and produce innovative, commercially successful, great-tasting food that offers choice, convenience and freshness to people around the world.

Company Updates

April 4, 2022
Congratulations to our Procurement team for winning the prestigious Food and Drink Manufacturer of the Year Award at the recent Foodservice Packaging Association (FPA) event. The FPA Awards celebrate success, innovation, creativity and sustainability across the foodservice industry. Each year, the Food and Drink Manufacturer Award is one of the highlights of the evening, and this year Bakkavor beat the likes of Coca-Cola, Nestle, Cranswick, Greencore, Mars, PepsiCo and Premier Foods to take home the trophy. “The award is voted for by the PFA membership,” explained Category Procurement Manager – Packaging and Indirects, William Badham, after collecting the award. “Based on their interactions with manufacturers, they are asked to nominate who they believe to be the best food and drink manufacturer of the year. Their exact reasons for voting are never revealed, but in broad terms members tend to vote for companies who have displayed category leadership, innovation and development while maintaining strong supplier relationships.” Well done to everyone involved!
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March 8, 2022
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Today is International Women’s Day (IWD), a global day designed to celebrate women’s achievements, raise awareness against bias, and take action for equality. ​​​​​​​ Last year, we celebrated by supporting the IWD #ChooseToChallenge theme. As part of this, our Chief People Officer, Donna-Maria Lee, pledged to celebrate our female colleagues’ achievements within Bakkavor. In early 2021, we set up our Inclusion and Diversity Forum to develop an inclusive culture where colleagues feel valued, respected and involved at Bakkavor, whatever their backgrounds or experiences. Another key priority has been to improve female representation in leadership roles. Today, we’re proud to be launching our first 12-month Female Mentoring programme. The first cohort, formed of 21 senior female mentees, starts this month and will be followed by a Frontline Leaders Female Mentoring Programme later in the year. This is just the start of an important journey and one that will continue in the years to come. We look forward to supporting all involved and sharing our progress along the way.
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Bakkavor Reviews

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Featured Review
Former Employee, more than 1 year

"Genuinely Fantastic Company"

Jan 25, 2022 - Applications Support Engineer in Spalding, England
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO


- Regular opportunities for progression.
- Supportive Management
- 99.9999% Polite colleagues from all over the world.
- Fair rates of pay which CAN be negotiated.


Only a personal one that I genuinely miss the role and business.

Advice to Management

Keep it up.
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Diversity & Inclusion at Bakkavor

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Diversity Programs & Initiatives


We’re proud of every colleague. We have over 90 different cultures, all working together as one team. We believe everyone has a valuable part to play in the success of our business. We aim to communicate effectively and are committed to the highest

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Bakkavor Interviews

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Applied online73%
In Person11%

  1. Featured Interview

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    Anonymous Employee in United Kingdom
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview


    Very simple, answering about 10 basic interview questions, then removing all jewellery, putting on PPE and having a tour of the section of the factory you will be working in.

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Bakkavor Awards & Accolades

  • Gold GroceryAid AwardGroceryAid2022
  • Food & Drink Manufacturer of the YearFoodservice Packaging Association2022
  • Top Company for Apprentices To Work For In Consumer Goods & FMCG 2021/22The Job Crowd's Top Companies Award2021
  • Best Training InitiativeFood Management Today Industry Awards2020
  • Tesco Supplier Partnership awardTesco2019

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