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You’re an ambitious self-starter full of good ideas. We’re a global business that loves character, spark and initiative as much as talent. Join us.

AB Agri is a unique community of leading agricultural businesses operating across the entire agri-food supply chain. As a division of Associated British Foods – a £15.4bn turnover, FTSE25 company operating in 50 countries – our focus is on sustainable food security, safety and efficiency, delivered by driving the use of technology and metrics across supply chains.

Based in Peterborough - the UK’s second fastest growing city - we’re 35 minutes from Cambridge by road, 50 minutes from London by train, and surrounded by beautiful, historic English countryside. What’s not to like?

We're a great place to work

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Meet Our People

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  • Meet Simon

  • Meet Gursharn

  • Meet Candice

  • Meet Simon

    Simon – Internal Audit Manager

    Meet Simon
    “It's a more dynamic role here. I can drive my own agenda.”
    Simon Higgins, Internal Audit Manager, AB Agri.

    Simon studied Finance at Nottingham University and joined Deloitte’s three-year Graduate Programme in Birmingham. On completion he was appointed as Manager within the Audit Advisory Group. After a year Simon wanted to progress his career and enjoy new experiences away from Birmingham, setting his sights on Cambridgeshire. He joined AB Agri in 2014 as Internal Audit Manager and has already been involved in major acquisitions and worked in Brazil and Singapore.


    Questions & Answers

    1

    What attracted you to AB Agri?

    It was the calibre of people that were within the business. I had several interviews throughout the process, and was really impressed with the people I met from AB Agri and the wider ABF [Associated British Foods] Group.

    2

    How important was it that AB Agri is part of Associated British Foods plc?

    It was something I was really conscious of when I was looking for opportunities. The thing with AB Agri is that you get the best of both worlds; you’re part of a multi-national organisation, but AB Agri has a really local feel to it and there’s a lot of autonomy in the business. So, while you’re getting that corporate exposure to senior individuals within ABF, you feel like you’re in a privately owned business.

    3

    What has working here given you the opportunity to do?

    I’ve been able to work overseas in Brazil and Singapore, and I’ve been involved in a number of acquisitions, some of them overseas in the Czech Republic and Denmark. That’s something I wouldn’t have had exposure to in the role I was performing previously.


    Simon’s story so far...

    2009

    Aassistant Manager In Audit Deloitte LLP, Birmingham

    2012

    Assistant Assistant Manager in Audit advisory group (Finance Transformation) Deloitte LLP, Birmingham

    2013

    Manager in Audit & Audit Advisory Group Deloitte LLP, Birmingham

    2014

    Internal Audit Manager AB Agri Limited

    2016

    Wholesale Finance Manager Trident Feeds (Part of AB Agri

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  • Meet Gursharn

    Gursharn – Finance Manager

    Meet Gursharn
    “AB Agri is really positive about progression. That held huge appeal for me.”
    Gursharn Nanuwa, Finance Manager, AB Connect.

    After studying Maths and Economics at Leeds University, Gursharn joined KPMG’s three-year Graduate Programme as an External Auditor. After achieving her ACA qualification, she took an Assistant Manager role before moving into Learning & Development, which saw her seconded to India. On her return, she moved to KPMG in Birmingham and shortly afterwards joined AB Agri in Internal Audit to be nearer her Cambridge home. Gursharn has already been promoted to Finance Manager for one of AB Agri’s largest business groups.


    Questions & Answers

    1

    What attracted you to AB Agri?

    I really have to believe in what a business is doing. AB Agri is a company that believes in sustainability in the supply chain from an agricultural point of view, and that’s what attracted me.

    2

    Did you have any reservations moving into the agriculture industry?

    No, but I did think it was going to be very, very different. Yes, I have had to put on wellies and go out to blend sites where we hold materials, but it’s not what everybody thinks. Everybody thinks that it’s going to be wellies and things all the time, but it’s not like that at all. It’s a business, as most businesses are.

    3

    How does the culture differ from where you were before?

    The culture there [in the big four] was very corporate, very business-like and in External Audit I was working long hours. Here, although there are very busy periods where you do work long hours, it’s much more flexible, much more open, and it’s your choice whether you work those hours or not.


    Gursharn's story so far...

    2007

    Audit Assistance Manager KPMG Leeds and Birmingham

    2012

    Internal Audit Manager AB Agri Limited

    2014

    Finance & Commercial Manager KW Alternative Feeds (Part of AB Agri)

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  • Meet Candice

    Candice - Group Accountant

    Meet Candice
    “I couldn’t just sit in a room with numbers. You deal with people here and I can be me.”
    Candice Nesbitt, Group Accountant, AB Agri.

    A native South African, Candice had a yearning to work in the UK and landed an External Audit role with EY in Cambridge. After two years she moved to EY in London to support Learning & Development for UK and Ireland. Not wanting to be a number in a large accountancy company, Candice looked for a role in an industry that ‘did good for people’, so entered the agri-food sector, joining AB Agri in 2015. Her central role not only gives her unprecedented access to all AB Agri businesses and all levels of management, but interaction with the Treasury and Tax teams of our parent company Associated British Foods.


    Questions & Answers

    1

    What attracted you to AB Agri?

    I had my interview initially with the Group Financial Controller, and as soon as I met her I knew I really wanted to work at AB Agri. That aside, my family has always been quite pro-agriculture, so the prospect of working for an agriculture company didn’t put me off. In fact, it quite excited me.

    2

    What would you say to any of your peers considering a move into industry?

    I would one hundred per cent encourage them to do it. When you’re in audit, a lot of your time is spent checking someone else’s work, whereas being here in industry, I’m in charge of doing that work, which is just so great because you get to do things your way, and you get to learn so much more.

    3

    How important to you was AB Agri’s location? (Peterborough)

    I live in Cambridge, so it’s a quick 40 minute commute up the A14, A1. I’d worked in London previously, and door to door that was a two hour commute. I really don’t mind working in Peterborough at all. In fact I quite like the drive, it’s 40 minutes of ‘me’ time.


    Candice's story so far...

    2009

    Senior Accountant PWC, South Africa

    2012

    Audit Executive EY, Cambridge

    2014

    Course Manager, Talent Development EY, London

    2015

    Group Accountant AB Agri Limited

    2016

    Financial Controller Speciality Nutrition, AB Agri Limited

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