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Meet Our People

MEET OUR PEOPLE

Founded by Thomas Hutchinson in 1956, Tayto Group is the largest British-owned crisp and snack manufacturer, producing over five million packs a day across our seven UK sites including our original factory at Tandragee Castle in the rolling hills of Northern Ireland.

Still family-owned, our portfolio of much-loved brands has grown to include Golden Wonder, Mr Porky, REAL Crisps, Midland Snacks, The Real Pork Co. and of course Tayto, Northern Ireland’s number one crisp brand. 

Rich Skoyles

My name is Rich Skoyles. I am a member of the Category & Insights team and have worked at Tayto for 10 years.

What I enjoy most about working for Tayto are the people and the open culture. In my role I love the ability to drive change through true shopper and consumer insight.

My favourite is REAL Ham & English Mustard.

Maureen Freeburn

My name is Maureen Freeburn, I have worked for Tayto for almost 20years and work within the Quality Control team.

The best things about working for Tayto are the people and it’s close to home.

My favourite is Tayto Cheese & Onion.

Rich Skoyles

My name is Rich Skoyles. I am a member of the Category & Insights team and have worked at Tayto for 10 years.

What I enjoy most about working for Tayto are the people and the open culture. In my role I love the ability to drive change through true shopper and consumer insight.

My favourite is REAL Ham & English Mustard.

Maureen Freeburn

My name is Maureen Freeburn, I have worked for Tayto for almost 20years and work within the Quality Control team.

The best things about working for Tayto are the people and it’s close to home.

My favourite is Tayto Cheese & Onion.

Lisa Neave

My name is Lisa Neave and I am the Collaborative Demand Planner for GB Impulse. I have been with the company for a little of over three years, having worked alongside Golden Wonder back in 1999 right at the start of my career.

Working for Tayto has been a lot of fun, different challenges and exciting brands full of nostalgia and full of flavour.

My favourite is Ringos Salt & Vinegar.

Kieran Given

My name is Keiran Given, I am the Tandragee Factory General Manager, and have worked at Tayto for 1 year having worked in the food industry for 18 years. 

I enjoy working with the varied people and teams on a day to day basis here on site in a castle, which makes work quite unique.

My favourite is Tayto Onion Rings.

Lisa Neave

My name is Lisa Neave and I am the Collaborative Demand Planner for GB Impulse. I have been with the company for a little of over three years, having worked alongside Golden Wonder back in 1999 right at the start of my career.

Working for Tayto has been a lot of fun, different challenges and exciting brands full of nostalgia and full of flavour.

My favourite is Ringos Salt & Vinegar.

Kieran Given

My name is Keiran Given, I am the Tandragee Factory General Manager, and have worked at Tayto for 1 year having worked in the food industry for 18 years. 

I enjoy working with the varied people and teams on a day to day basis here on site in a castle, which makes work quite unique.

My favourite is Tayto Onion Rings.

Khurram Qazi

My name is Khurram Qazi, I am an Operations Manager based in Corby and have been with Tayto for 6 months.

What I love about Tayto are the challenges and the opportunities it offers to make a difference.

My favourite is REAL Jalapeño Pepper.

Jimmy Cooper

My name is Jimmy Cooper, I am the Scunthorpe Site Manufacturing Manager, and I have been with Tayto for 40 yrs.

I love the family ethos that Tayto offers, they value people and make them feel good about themselves along with  creating a culture and environment that allows people to contribute to manufacturing quality products.

My favourite is Golden Wonder Tomato & Sausage.

Khurram Qazi

My name is Khurram Qazi, I am an Operations Manager based in Corby and have been with Tayto for 6 months.

What I love about Tayto are the challenges and the opportunities it offers to make a difference.

My favourite is REAL Jalapeño Pepper.

Jimmy Cooper

My name is Jimmy Cooper, I am the Scunthorpe Site Manufacturing Manager, and I have been with Tayto for 40 yrs.

I love the family ethos that Tayto offers, they value people and make them feel good about themselves along with  creating a culture and environment that allows people to contribute to manufacturing quality products.

My favourite is Golden Wonder Tomato & Sausage.

Helen Campbell

My name is Helen Campbell, I am a receptionist, based in Tandragee, Northern Ireland and have worked at Tayto for fifteen years. 

I love meeting and greeting Tayto’s, customers and hearing the feedback from customers via our webshop and telesales.

My favourite is Tayto Cheese & Onion.

Diane Tomkins

My name is Diane Tomkins, I am a Technical Manager based in Corby, and I have worked for Tayto for 2 years.

I love the people at Tayto, we have an amazing team at Tayto who work hard to ensure we all deliver.  There is great sense of loyalty to both to the company and each other which make me proud to work here.

My favourite is REAL Roast Ox.

Helen Campbell

My name is Helen Campbell, I am a receptionist, based in Tandragee, Northern Ireland and have worked at Tayto for fifteen years. 

I love meeting and greeting Tayto’s, customers and hearing the feedback from customers via our webshop and telesales.

My favourite is Tayto Cheese & Onion.

Diane Tomkins

My name is Diane Tomkins, I am a Technical Manager based in Corby, and I have worked for Tayto for 2 years.

I love the people at Tayto, we have an amazing team at Tayto who work hard to ensure we all deliver.  There is great sense of loyalty to both to the company and each other which make me proud to work here.

My favourite is REAL Roast Ox.

David Henry

My name is David Henry, I am an accountant, based in Tandragee, Northern Ireland and have worked at Tayto for four years, having joined straight from college as an apprentice. 

What I love about working in Tayto, is that it is a family business and their family values and ethos can be seen right through the business, as well as their constant drive and ambition to do new things.

My favourite is Tayto Pickled Onion.

Christine Rallison

My name is Christine Rallison and I am an Artwork and packaging Coordinator. I have been with Tayto in various roles for 14 years.

What I love about Tayto is that two days are never the same.

My favourite is BBQ Saucers.

David Henry

My name is David Henry, I am an accountant, based in Tandragee, Northern Ireland and have worked at Tayto for four years, having joined straight from college as an apprentice. 

What I love about working in Tayto, is that it is a family business and their family values and ethos can be seen right through the business, as well as their constant drive and ambition to do new things.

My favourite is Tayto Pickled Onion.

Christine Rallison

My name is Christine Rallison and I am an Artwork and packaging Coordinator. I have been with Tayto in various roles for 14 years.

What I love about Tayto is that two days are never the same.

My favourite is BBQ Saucers.

Ashleigh Coyle

My name is Ashleigh Coyle, I am a Quality Systems Manager, based in Tandragee, Northern Ireland and have worked at Tayto for almost 2 years. 

Working at Tayto there are no two days are the same! I love the well-known brands and who else can say they work in a castle.

My favourite is Tayto Salt & Vinegar.

Aneesha Kelly Murray

My name is Aneesha Kelly Murray.

I am the Scottish Key Account Manager and I have been with Tayto 6.5 years. 

I love the people at Tayto, the overall culture throughout the business and of course the brands.

My favourite is Ringos Salt & Vinegar.

Ashleigh Coyle

My name is Ashleigh Coyle, I am a Quality Systems Manager, based in Tandragee, Northern Ireland and have worked at Tayto for almost 2 years. 

Working at Tayto there are no two days are the same! I love the well-known brands and who else can say they work in a castle.

My favourite is Tayto Salt & Vinegar.

Aneesha Kelly Murray

My name is Aneesha Kelly Murray.

I am the Scottish Key Account Manager and I have been with Tayto 6.5 years. 

I love the people at Tayto, the overall culture throughout the business and of course the brands.

My favourite is Ringos Salt & Vinegar.

Kirsten Hall

My name is Kirsten Hall, I am a Group HR Business partner based in Corby, I have worked for Tayto for three years, having joined as on temporary contract.

The best thing about working for Tayto is the people, there is a strong family culture, where everyone is supportive and we all look after one another which makes it a really special place to work.

My favourite is Tayto Cheese & Onion.

Miriam Holland

My name is Miriam Holland, I’m the Marketing Manager for Golden Wonder Crisps & Snacks. 

I have been with Tayto for nearly 5 years and love working for the company as it has a very friendly and flexible culture with great people that want the business to succeed.

As you would expect, I have tried all of our crisps and snacks products over the years.

My favourite is Golden Wonder Spring Onion.

Kirsten Hall

My name is Kirsten Hall, I am a Group HR Business partner based in Corby, I have worked for Tayto for three years, having joined as on temporary contract.

The best thing about working for Tayto is the people, there is a strong family culture, where everyone is supportive and we all look after one another which makes it a really special place to work.

My favourite is Tayto Cheese & Onion.

Miriam Holland

My name is Miriam Holland, I’m the Marketing Manager for Golden Wonder Crisps & Snacks. 

I have been with Tayto for nearly 5 years and love working for the company as it has a very friendly and flexible culture with great people that want the business to succeed.

As you would expect, I have tried all of our crisps and snacks products over the years.

My favourite is Golden Wonder Spring Onion.

Suzan Watson

My name is Suzan Watson, I have been with the company now 17 years.

My role at the company is raw material supervisor and work closely with QA.

What I love about Tayto is the people, I was brought up with the saying a problem shared and all that, and it’s true.

My favourite is TAS Saucy BBQ.

Suzan Watson

My name is Suzan Watson, I have been with the company now 17 years.

My role at the company is raw material supervisor and work closely with QA.

What I love about Tayto is the people, I was brought up with the saying a problem shared and all that, and it’s true.

My favourite is TAS Saucy BBQ.

Stuart Proctor

?Site Manager?

Real Salt & Vinegar

Jean Smith

Production Area Manager

TAS Beef

20 years service

Robert Dunn

Finance

Mr Porky Scratchings

Sharon Brownlee

Machine Operator

TAS Spicy

Adela

Key Operator - Extrusion Line

TAS Saucy BBQ

Louise Kerr

Planning Department

Real Ready Salted