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New College partnership will lead to rewarding career experiences for students.

Runshaw College Partnership

A new partnership has been launched between Runshaw College and GA Pet Food Partners. Runshaw College’s strategic partnership with GA Pet Food Partners was set up by the North and Western Lancashire Chamber of Commerce Young Chamber programme, which works to increase engagement for the students with the local business community to gain the skills, knowledge and experience to complement their academic qualifications.   Read more...

 
 
GA are passionate about fairness, equality and inclusion and are striving to reduce our gender pay gap.

We are an employer choosing to carry out Gender Pay Reporting under the Equality Act 2010 (Gender Pay Gap Information) Regulations 2017.   We are required to publish the results on our own website and a government website. We have done this within one calendar year of April 5th 2016-2017.   Read more...

 
 
 
Human Grade Quality oils and fats

Low temperature, minimally processed, human grade quality oils and fats available now for use in your recipe’s from GA.

At GA we press our own oils on site in small batches using dedicated equipment which operates “similar to a kitchen salad spinner where the oil is squeezed away from the meat”, says our Group Sales Director.

This allows us to coat kibbles with amazingly high-quality fats and oils seen normally in human foods and gives us the full traceability back to the source, from farm, fishery or boat! The marketing potential along with super quality, palatability success and traceability is second to none!   

“These oils aren’t your usual high temperature rendered ‘pet food grade’ type oils. They are so fresh, the laboratory testing finds little to no sign of oxidisation or ageing” says James Lawson – GA’s Joint Managing Director.

 
 
Another World First for GA
 
For the past 20 years GA have focused on innovation and investment as a core strategic approach. They may have invested over £25 million in the last few years, but this has given their Partner brands some fantastic quality products and some amazing opportunities to grow, returning well on the investments made. Their Partner brands success is a testament to this philosophy.  The innovation has culminated in an ever-advancing technology which they have called Freshtrusion™  Read more...
 
 
 
GA awarded MSC certification
 
GA Pet Food Partners gains accreditation with the Marine Stewardship Council ‎(MSC) and ‎offers 'complete' Freshly Prepared MSC highly ethical Fish recipes for the discerning market.  James Lawson, Joint Managing Director says, 'For years GA has been using ethically sourced,  MSC Cod, Haddock, Plaice and Coley and other species fish for our brand partners. Sourced from the UK and Irish seas and oceans of the world  Read more...
 
 
 
 

Harvest at Plocks Farm

Unbeknown to some, Harvest is a busy time at GA. In addition to manufacturing pet food, GA is part of a working family farm that has been farming for over 50 years. Many of our own grown produce are used in the manufacturing of our pet foods. Using our own raw materials gives us complete control and reliability of quality ensuring the grains which are manufactured into our customers' products are of the highest standards.  Read more...

 

 
 
Electric forklifts

We recently invested in four Electric Forklifts manufactured by STILL for our Distribution Centre in Chorley. The decision was made in order to provide a healthier working environment for staff, along with minimising dust and noise pollution inside the building. Warehouse Manager, Darren Swift is over the moon with the positive environmental impact the STILL RX20 Electric Forklifts have made inside the building in the three weeks we’ve been operating with them.  Read more...

 

 

GA is proud to support Chorley works programme

We are delighted to be supporting an exciting initiative in partnership with Chorley Council.

The Chorley Works programme is intended to assist people within the local community aged 25+who have been long-term unemployed. The aim is to provide candidates with meaningful experience to strengthen their CV and future prospects. This week GA welcomed its first intake of 3 candidates who will be learning valuable job skills at our Chorley distribution centre at Buckshaw Village.    Read more...