Building our Bakeware & Cookware Family Heritage
After a 20 year progressive career, leading on Human Resources, within several global manufacturing and automotive businesses such as Johnson & Johnson, Pilkington NSG and Yazaki, my eldest daughter Sally Wilkinson-Kennedy has joined the family business. Wilkinson 1888 and the associated operations of Wilkinson China, already enjoy a 133 year old kitchenware heritage, first established by Sally’s Great, Great, Great Grandad.
Sally’s board level experience gives her a great grounding for understanding the key commercial drivers in organisations and her HR specialism provides a strong appreciation of relationships both within and between businesses. A valued attribute for our service-led business.
Sally’s induction into the bakeware and cookware industries began many years ago, as a child, often spending Saturday mornings in the largest bakeware factory in Europe. Work experience was carried out within the Finance function and inspired her to obtain a BSc. Economics before gaining a Post Graduate Diploma in People Leadership & Development and an ensuing career in Human Resources.
During both her maternity leaves in 2010 and 2012, Sally worked for the family business, flying out to China and the USA to support operational improvements and launch one of our inventions, The PushPan, on American shopping channels.
Sally joins the company at an exciting time! With the recent invention of The Vulcan Roaster new to market, a new patented highly commercial and customizable cake mould design and a patent-pending eco-friendly high performance cookware development. This is in addition to the expanding ranges that we supply to many global retailers and distributors as private label partners or with our own 10 year guaranteed heritage Wilkinson 1888 cookware and bakeware ranges.View Post