Katy joins the TRIbe!

In February 2018, Katy joined the Tribe as Regional Manager for Europe

Katy Morgan-Mageste joined us from Premier Foods Group where she was part of the International Supply Chain Team. Managing the Australia cake business & other key export markets, she was also involved in demand and logistics planning. She is fluent in Portuguese having spent several years living in Brazil and teaching English as a second language.

We asked Katy few questions to get to know a bit more about joining the TRIbe;

What attracted you to Tudor Rose International?

Having worked with Tudor Rose as a customer whilst at Premier, it always seemed like a great company to work for! I wanted the challenge of working for a purely export company where I could build on my international supply chain experience and gain a lot of new skills.

What are you most looking forward to in your new role?

Having worked for a brand, I am looking forward to seeing things from the other side and developing close relationships with brands to help them grow. I am also looking forward to learning about different markets and how they work in greater depth.

What celebrity would you most like to work with and why?

I think Richard Branson would be a great person to work with, he has built up so many different businesses whilst retaining such a strong global brand. He doesn’t seem intimidated to try anything, even space travel!

What do you like to do outside of work?

I love to travel whenever I have spare time and money! I also really enjoy cooking and relaxing with a good book.

What was your first ever job?

I was a hairdresser’s assistant at 14 which involved lots of washing hair and coffee making!

What is your motto in life?

Never to let fear of failure stop you from trying to achieve something. You’ll regret what you didn’t do so take risks and always say yes to good opportunities.

East Coast Bakehouse – Our exciting new Biscuit range

We are delighted to announce our new partnership with Irish biscuit manufacturer East Coast Bakehouse.

The East Coast Bakehouse biscuit range was launched in Ireland in 2016 and has proved a great success. The biscuits are made with Irish butter which delivers a taste sensation that has to be tried to be believed. The range includes a wide variety of premium cookies and sweet biscuits, both plain and half coated. The recipes, combining quality ingredients with the knowledge of East Coast Bakehouse’ master-bakers, ensure that they live up to their pledge “Baking Better Biscuits”.

East Coast Bakehouse is a new, large scale biscuit manufacturer focused firmly on the future. The state of the art plant is producing an array of innovative biscuit products. The production facility comprises of a 400 meter long fully integrated production and packing line which is one of the most modern in Europe with capacity for brand, contract manufacturing and private label contracts.

Tudor Rose International is very proud to be appointed as the exclusive export partner for all markets outside of the UK and Ireland and we were delighted to be invited to join them on their stand at ISM to present the range to importers from across the world. The response was amazing with everyone who tried the biscuits giving excellent feedback.

If you would like more information on this exciting new biscuit range please get in touch.

Philippa Joins the TRIbe

Philippa Reid joins the TRIbe as Brand Account Manager in September 2017, from SLG in Gloucester where she has been an Account Executive, account managing UK and International customers including Marks and Spencer’s.  Her previous role also gave her experience in customer service, reporting, forecasting, exhibition co-ordination and new product launches. This appointment allows us to make some changes to the allocation of accounts in the marketing team and will allow more focus on developing growth opportunities.

What attracted you to Tudor Rose International?

The opportunity to work closely with household food and drink brands really excited me.

What are you most looking forward to in your new role?

Increasing brand awareness and seeing TRI grow!

What celebrity would you most like to work with and why?

It would have to be a combination of Barack Obama (is he a celebrity now?!) for his leadership qualities, David Mitchell because I find him hilarious and would be good to keep up team morale, and Nigella Lawson for the delicious food she would hopefully bring in to work!

What do you like to do outside of work?

I like to keep fit and play netball for a fun-league in Cheltenham. I also love a bit of Zumba! I am also a bit of a film

geek and ty to get to the cinema as often as I can.

What was your first-ever job?

My first job after school was as a telephone charity fundraiser. It was a good experience as it helped me develop a thick skin!

What is your motto in life?

‘Everything happens for a reason’ – the good and the bad!

Valerie Joins the TRIbe

Valerie Squire joined Tudor Rose International in August 2017 as part of the Marketing team in the role of Marketing Administrator. Valerie has been providing administrative support in a number of industries and using her skills to support her new team.

What attracted you to Tudor Rose International?

I was looking for an administrator position and I enrolled with Reed recruitment in Cheltenham. They put my CV forward for this position which I was quite keen to secure because the role description was very appealing.

What are you most looking forward to in your new role?

Being able to help colleagues who require a reliable, accurate and willing co-worker.

What celebrity would you most like to work with and why?

Bradley Walsh because he has an amazing sense of humour, and can act out any part serious or comic.

What do you like to do outside of work?

I paint pictures in acrylic and Watercolour  and I like playing cards and board games like Trivial Pursuit and Balderdash.

What was your first-ever job?

I started work at 16 in the first year I learned to be a fully qualified shoe fitter in Milwards shoe shop in Stroud. After 6 months, my job included cashing up and updating the accounts (which was done manually then).

What is your motto in life?

Live and let live’. I would just like to say thanks to my lunch time crossword partners and everyone for an easy time settling into a new job: I feel as though I have been here forever!

Q1 2017 Charity update

2017 has seen our fundraising total rising as you all generously support our chosen charity Teenage Cancer Trust.

In February, we held a Virtual Horseracing event at Stroud Brewery which with the silent auction running alongside was a great success raising over £1,500! March saw Chris and John take to the streets of Bath to take part in (and successfully complete!) the Half Marathon.

Well done to them both as they have raised an amazing £1,650 bringing our current total to just over £8,000. Our target of £10,000 is in sight so watch this space for more information on fundraising events in the coming months!

Drinks for everyone!

With the recent attainment of Bonded Warehouse status, we are now able to offer a wide range of both alcoholic and soft drinks.

We now offer a wide range of Craft Beers & Ales, Ciders, Spirits, Alcohol & Pre mixes, Carbonates, Functional drinks, Energy drinks and Cordial & Concentrate drinks.

Our new Drinks brochure is available to view TRI Drinks Portfolio 17

We hope you find some brands that will spark your interest!

Please take some time to review the new drinks brochure and feel free to either contact your account manager at Tudor Rose International or email TRIMarketing@tudor-rose.com for more information.

Macmillan Coffee Morning

Stuffing Faces for a good cause

Friday 30th September 2016 saw the return of the Macmillan Coffee Morning which Tudor Rose International hosted at our head office in Stroud.

The coffee morning was attended by over 30 people and was a great success with the biggest selection of cakes known to man!!img_5093

A big thank you and well done to all that baked, donated time and money, and a special thanks to the team who organised the whole event. A successful day for a fantastic cause!

Unveiling Our New Website!

We are delighted that our brand new website is live!

The site’s homepage features our new bright corporate colours and an uncluttered design which means it’s much easier for you to find what you are looking for. The new website is faster, easier to navigate, more user-friendly and is also responsive to tablets and smartphones for people on the go!

You’ll find our new site is divided into seven main sections: Who Are We?, What We Do, Our Categories, The Tribe, Testimonials, Blog & Contact Us. We hope you will be able to easily navigate our site and locate the information you need.

We wanted to give you an opportunity to know us better and who we are as a company. By browsing through our ‘Who Are We?’ & ‘The Tribe’ sections, you’ll get to know the team!  The ‘What We Do’ and ‘Blog’ section provides descriptions of the many Services Tudor Rose International offers which sets us apart from other exporters. Our Categories section proudly showcases our brand owner portfolio, our passion for brands and you can browse through our client testimonials and what others are saying about us.

It’s the last step in our rebrand which now fully reflects our bold, bright and modern approach to international business and we believe will help us communicate more effectively within the International FMCG industry.

We hope you like the new website as much as we do!

If you experience any problems using the new website or if you have any questions or feedback, please contact us at marketing@tudor-rose.com