At AB World Foods, we're all about our people. We are full of passion. For our business, our brands and our products. Working in teams across multiple markets and functions, we are driven by the will to succeed and achieve our mission:

"Inspire people to explore the incredible flavours of the world."

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Making AB World Foods a great place to work, grow and develop has been the combination of our character-defining formula of "This is us" and "Our Winning Ways". We're very proud of the diverse and inclusive culture we've nurtured here.

"This is us"

Our company culture is built upon these foundations:

  • We succeed as teams
  • We build trust and respect
  • We are open and honest
  • We are always learning
  • We are resilient
  • We do the right thing


We are part of Associated British Foods (ABF): a diversified international food, ingredients and retail group that's also a FTSE 100 company with sales of over £15.4 billion and 133,000 employees in 50 countries.

AB World Foods is an international branded business, famous for flavour. With approximately 700 employees and c£160m turnover, we work across eight geographical locations, or hubs, as we like to call them.

We are borne of pioneers, of people who inspire us. People like L.G. Pathak, who arrived in the UK in 1957 with just £5 to his name and started a family company that became the reason the UK loves curry: Patak's.

In the 1970s, G Costa, driven by the same entrepreneurial spirit, discovered there was nothing in the shops to help British people recreate the authentic taste of Asian food at home. So an adventurous team headed out to the Far East, bringing back the most authentic, exciting flavours they could. And with that, the Blue Dragon brand was born. Fast forward to 2007 and another inspiration appeared in the form of Levi Roots, the man who slayed the Dragon's Den on BBC with just a bottle of his Reggae Reggae sauce and a guitar.


As great as our brands are, our people and our culture are the reasons we're so successful. We are committed to making ABWF a great place to work, grow and develop for all our people. Making this a reality requires continuous improvement and a flexible approach to our people, policies and practices. We have a strong track record and reputation for developing internal talent within AB World Foods and ABF plc, and do everything we can to enable personal development.


We offer a competitive salary and benefits package, which varies depending on the role. Our people have the opportunity to share in our success by being invited each year to join our discretionary bonus scheme. Our other benefits include:

  • Contributory Company Pension Plan with generous life assurance and ill-health provision
  • Enhanced Maternity, Paternity and Sick Pay
  • 25 days annual leave plus eight bank holidays for full-time employees, as well as a purchase scheme of up to an additional two days annual leave a year
  • Healthcare plan split 50/50 between us and you to give better access and deals on Dentistry/Optician/Chiropodist/Counselling services
  • Cycle to Work scheme
  • This is a trust-based culture where we value productivity. Where roles allow, we offer a modern and flexible approach to working hours and ways of working.

ABF plc

AB World Foods is part of Associated British Foods, a major international manufacturer of branded grocery products that includes many market-leading household names.

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