Company name: Highland Game
HQ: Baird Avenue, Dundee
What's it like to work for your company? Highland Game is a great place to work. My role has developed and is very varied and different every day.
Why is it a good employer? We all benefit from the company's forward-thinking outlook and drive for progress. The company has invested a lot in its offices and production facilities.
What's the best thing about working there? It is very flexible and I have equal amounts of responsibility and freedom.
I get to run and build my own key accounts.
Does the company offer any unusual benefits? Free venison!
Is there a definable company culture? Our owner and MD Christian Nissen is Danish so Highland Game has a Scandinavian-influenced company culture.
If the company were a car what would it be and why? A Range Rover top of the range, powerful and stylish.
What's the training like and what qualifications can I earn? All office staff have the opportunity to present any work-related courses or training they are interested in for approval by the management. Our IT support company also offers all types of computer courses in accountancy and office programs.
Has the company won any awards? Not any direct employer awards but the four Scottish Food & Drink Awards have acted as staff awards. Highland Game has also just been shortlisted for the 2010 Quality Food Awards in the fresh meat, game and poultry section for our delicious larder trimmed fillet of venison. We are also shortlisted in the 2010 IGD National Food Industry Awards in the Outstanding Small Business category.
What's your proudest achievement of the past 12 months? I suggested we should produce a healthy lower-salt, low-fat venison sausage for Scottish Slimmers. We launched Wildly Healthy Venison Sausages now our number two retail product, stocked in many supermarkets in Scotland.
What is the most challenging HR issue? Due to our takeover in July of the UK's largest venison and game processor business from Rick Bestwick, a lot of changes are being implemented. Sometimes it is more difficult to get your own staff to adjust than getting suppliers and customers to adopt your new system.
Are you looking for any people right now? Not at the moment but we always have demand for good butchers who can live up to our butchery standards.
How does one go about applying for a job? All of our positions normally come through recruitment agencies. However, butchers and production staff can contact us directly.
How do I find out more about the company?
See our website. Our office team will also be happy to answer questions or put you in touch with the right people.