Joanne Collins

HR Business Partner, Dalehead Foods, 
Joanne Collins, HR Business Partner, Dalehead Foods

Joanne Collins is the HR Business Partner for Dalehead Foods, a division of Tulip Ltd, which is dedicated to supplying high welfare quality meat products to Waitrose. 

Joining Dalehead Foods as a graduate from Harper Adams University in 1987, Joanne moved into HR in 1990 and is now responsible for driving the organisation's People Strategy throughout the division, with three of four factories and the farming business all based in East Anglia.

She has championed responsible business initiatives that have made a real difference both in the workplace and in the local communities in which Dalehead operate, achieving recognition within BITC both at a local and national level, as well as with Waitrose. 

As a founder company member of the Cambridge BITC Business Class cluster, Joanne firmly believes in the importance of linking young people to local business and continues to work closely with local schools and colleges to achieve this.