Kevin Jaggard, Assessor
I joined MEAT Ipswich in January 2016 as a Trainee Assessor.
I started work in the meat industry at 16 as a Trainee Butcher at Dewhurst. I went on to spend 17 years in retail, 8 years in catering butchery with my last job being a meat, fish and produce manager for a major supermarket chain.
I studied with MEAT Ipswich when John Croxford was alive, gaining my Associateship and Graduate Membership of the IOM in 1994 and 1995.
John went on to arrange for me four 2 week work placements in Russia and Azerbaijan training young people in butchery skills, developing a fresh meat retail counter as previously it was sold bone in, hacked off the carcase on the back of the farmer’s van! So I have personally experienced the benefits of good training.
Outside of work I enjoy playing golf, spending time with my family and following Manchester United for my sins!