On Thursday 30th June Ian Hunt retired from Hunt’s Food Group after 19 years of continuous employment. On the Tuesday beforehand friends, colleagues and retired Hunt’s legends joined Ian for tea and cake to celebrate his time at Hunt’s in Thomas Hunt’s office. Ian was presented with a card and a weeks stay for himself and wife Jackie at the Fowey Valley Hotel.
Ian started in the Hunt’s Butchery in 2003 based at Head Office in Sherborne until the Thorner’s acquisition in 2018. Ian started in the same week as Jason McGhee (Purchasing Director) who was present, and Ian recalled many humorous stories throughout his time at Hunt’s. Including breaking a very expensive bespoke cabinet he was returning from Bournemouth, splitting his shorts in the warehouse and visiting Tesco who only has 48” replacements plus many stories about evenings after sales meetings alongside partner in crime Matt Westcott. Ian also recalled many good nights out with close friends Pat Douch, Gary Spicer and Alan Osment over the years that may have involved one or two drinks!
Thomas Hunt added “I first met Ian in December 2008, when I was packing ham for him in the butchery. Although the training was dubious, there was never a dull moment, and it was great fun. Throughout his time at Hunt’s Ian has carried out a wide range of roles from running the butchery, being part of the sales team, delivering to customers, replenishing store 4 and working in the Hunt’s Supermarket (to name a few).
Ian always did everything with a smile on his face and for a Man City fan is a top bloke! I wish Ian, Jackie and family all the best in his retirement and Ian will certainly be missed at Hunt’s Food Group.”