Paula Widdowson

Director of CSR

Northern Foods

Paula Widdowson was appointed as Northern Foods Director for CSR in January 2008. Over the last 2 years the role has accelerated Northern Foods delivery of this important agenda, delivering over £2 million to the bottom line, enabling 564 employees to achieve nationally recognized qualifications and gaining a Gold rating from Business in the Community's UK CSR index.

Originally a trained Biochemist from Leeds University Paula moved into teaching senior school students sciences to A-level before joining industry. Paula has held a variety of successful operational, commercial and marketing roles with Esso, Mars, ASDA, Bass and Improve (sector skills council for food manufacturing).