A strike planned by the workers at Hovis’ Belfast plant was suspended as they consider an improved pay offer made by the management. The strike was scheduled for March 5 and was suspended last moment, with the workers union, Unite, warning that a strike would impact bread supplies across Northern Ireland.
Prior to this role, Jenkins held the helm of Muller for nearly three years. He was also the CEO role of Allied Milling and Baking for almost five years.
Hovis CEO Nish Kankiwala will pass on the leadership of the British bakery at the end of September. Current non-executive director, Robert Higginson, will step in as the company’s interim CEO.