Sara Gibbins - The effects of globalisation and changing dynamics on the egg processing industry
I’ve been in the egg processing industry for over 12 years. My career began in the egg industry by chance, in fact my friends and associates couldn’t understand how I could possibly get passionate about eggs, but there is never a dull moment in this industry! Challenging, daunting, frustrating, exciting but never dull! There is always something happening in the markets, EU law and new legislations and of course changes in competition and consumer needs. It never stands still. After my career as Sales Representative I went on to become the Director of Stonegate Food Ingredients Ltd until it was taken over by Manton in 2008. I stayed at Manton as Chairman until April 2012 when I stepped down to pursue other opportunities, including my Nuffield Scholarship. Today I'm the Assistant to the Chairman of Noble Foods. I'm very lucky to have the support of my husband Ian, Sam and Cerys not forgetting my two best friends Buster and Walter (my golden retrievers), where we all live in Cambridgeshire.