Why Reed Boardall in Boroughbridge is a great place to work
Last updated May 24, 2022
Tom Cowgill pictured at Reed Boardall.

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Harrogate man Tom Cowgill is proud to work at Reed Boardall.

The long-established Boroughbridge company is a local success story and has grown into the UK’s largest single-site cold storage facility with an 800‐strong team.

It stores and delivers stocks of the UK’s leading chilled and frozen brands across the UK, Europe and further afield to all of the best‐known supermarkets and food service providers.

Tom joined the company straight out of school aged 18 and works in its warehouse operation. He said he enjoys being an important cog in a well-oiled machine and says “there’s no place” like Reed Boardall.

Family values

Reed Boardall’s HQ is capable of storing over 168,000 pallets of frozen produce at any one time.

It’s a huge operation but Tom, who is now 24, said the company has strong family values.

However, that wasn’t a surprise to him as his dad, Paul, works there too – he’s been with the company for 12 years and is currently a Development Manager.

Tom has earned three promotions and is currently a team leader in the picking department. He said the company is “great for advancement”.

Reed Boardall, which is based in Boroughbridge. Picture: Reed Boardall.

Reed Boardall, which is based in Boroughbridge. Picture: Reed Boardall.

He added:

“They’ve looked after me really well and I got promoted quickly. They obviously see something in me. 

“You build good relationships with management and they’ll help you as much as you help them.”

Every day is different

Tom manages a tight-knit team of seven people who he said can have a laugh together. He considers them to all be his friends.

The facility is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week and Tom said shifts are flexible to fit around employees’ lives.

He said there are always opportunities to earn extra money too by doing overtime.

Tom hopes to progress further with the company and said there are teams that specialise in engineering, transportation, packing or office-based roles.

He said:

“There are always different career paths at Reed Boardall.”

He added:

“It is a challenging job, especially in a picking department. It’s different every day and it’s a great place to work.”

Click here to find out more about what careers are available at Reed Boardall.

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