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Working at Caledonian Bottlers

Kevin Brady, Syrup Room Operator

Kevin Brady

Kevin Brady has been a member of the team at Caledonian Bottlers for four years. Coming from the care sector, he was completely new to bottling and his first role was building pallets by hand, on a temporary basis. When the opportunity for a permanent position in the syrup room arose, he applied and has never looked back.

“Since becoming syrup room operator, I have received full training and have also been involved with quality control. I have gained experience in a range of areas including HACCP, Food Hygiene and forklift operation. I enjoy the challenges of the job and look forward to continuing to develop within the team.” 

Kevin Laird, Quality Team Leader

Kevin Laird

Kevin Laird has worked at Caledonian Bottlers for nearly 12 years. He started his career working in the packing department and over the years has been trained to run fillers, operate in the syrup room and drive forklifts. During his time with the company Kevin has been able to develop through various training courses including HACCP, Food Hygiene, Cherry Picker operation and ILM.

“I’m now a Quality Control Team leader - a role which I thoroughly enjoy. The role is challenging and extremely rewarding.  Working with and managing my own team is a large part of my job satisfaction. Caledonian Bottlers is a great place to work as the place is full of character and above all has genuine team spirit.”

Matt McGilvray, Labeller

Matt McGilvray labeller

Matt has worked with us for nine years and has held various roles from wrapping pallets to syrup room operator. He now oversees the labelling of bottles a role he has held for nearly two years.

“As with each of my roles here, I really enjoy working in labelling. Because of the fast pace, it can be intense at times but I like the challenge of ensuring that the bottles are labelled correctly and that our customers are satisfied with our attention to detail.”

Raymond Caine, Warehouse Team Leader

Raymond Caine

Having been with the company since 1995, Raymond knows the ins and outs of the Caledonian Bottlers warehouse. He joined the team with 16 years experience and having held a number of positions within the warehousing team, he is now Warehouse Team Leader.

“I have enjoyed personal development during my time here but the most rewarding aspect of my role is working with the warehousing team and training the forklift team.”