In June 2023, Rodney Breadon celebrated 25 years of loyal service at Hunts Food Group. Rod joined Hunts Frozen Foods in 1998, working in the warehouse where the business did public cold storage and stored and delivered retail frozen food and ice cream. Rodney still works in the Sherborne warehouse to this day and, remarkably, has never had a single day's absence in 25 years. "I can remember a day about seven years ago where we had to shut the business due to heavy snow", Thomas Hunt recalls, "however there were six of us living in the town that walked in, waded through the snow and did a full days work, one of which being Rod".
Pictured - Thomas Hunt (left), Rodney Breadon (right)
Thomas Hunt recalls, "I first met Rod in 2008 when we worked together in the Sherborne Warehouse. Rod taught me how to pick on paper, replenish stock and stack down incoming deliveries. I always enjoyed working with Rod as we both liked darts, football and the occasional flutter in the bookies".
In recent years, Rodney's primary role has been reach truck driving and replenishing stock in store one, the frozen foodservice store. Rod has always worked huge amounts of overtime and embodies the company's values. Rod is also Hunt's greatest-ever darts player, known in the trade as "Rocket Rod" He plays darts at Milborne Port Social Club, and the company has proudly supported Rod in competitions nationwide.
To celebrate 25 years, Rod was joined in Thomas Hunt's office by fellow Hunts legends Alan Osment and Gary Spicer, colleagues and friends who celebrated Rod's loyal service with coffee and cake. Rodney was also presented with a couple of crates of Piddle Valley lager to thank him for all his hard work.
Thankyou to Rodney and all of our Hunt's Legends for all your help over the years.