Wessanen UK

Wessanen is a European Food business, focussed specifically within the health and organic produce market. Headquartered in the Netherlands, the company has over five production facilities across Europe, with two sites based in the UK. The group owns a number of distinct food brands including Kallo, Whole Earth, Mrs Crimbles and Clipper Teas. As a growing and acquisitive business, the HRD in the UK wanted to form a partnership with a UK outplacement provider to provide support ad hoc redundancies that may occur from time to time.

Company Information

Sector: Food
Location: Multiple European offices with two UK sites
Employees: c900
UK Employees: 130
Revenue: c£60 million

The challenge

The challenge was to create a simple framework of support that could be flexible and adaptable enough to meet very different needs of individual employees that might be supported from time to time. With no specific change project in mind, Wessanen needed a support programme that could be built around the requirements of an employee while keeping a close control on costs and that could be implemented quickly easily on an ad hoc basis as needs arose over time.

The solution

Wessanen selected Renovo’s Professional Programme which enabled them to provide a single framework of support for all of their employees. With 3 months unlimited 1-2-1 support from a Personal Career Coach, supported by access to wealth of online career tools and resources, including a programme of live, online workshops, each programme is built around the specific needs of the employee. Over the last two years, the programme has successfully supported employees from a diverse range of backgrounds and experiences including an Accounts Payable Assistant, IT Manager and Marketing Director.

The results

Average days to resettlement

of participants supported would recommend the service to others

of participants rated their Coach as ‘Excellent’ or ‘Very Good’

What Wessanen said

“Renovo appealed to us because we were looking for an outplacement service that would be able to adapt to both simple and more complicated situations at a competitive price. Renovo proved adaptable and effective and the service they provided was far more flexible than more traditional options. They have been consistently responsive, always available for conversation and feedback when required and have always responded with understanding and professionalism.”

Ann Chambers
Personnel Director

Wessanen UK

What participants said

“Thank you so much for all your help & support over the last few months, it’s been invaluable to getting me back on track and at a job that I really wanted!”

Communications Manager


Average days to resettlement on our outplacement programmes