Our People

We believe that our people work with us not for us. Allowing people to have the freedom to make their own decisions allows them to be creative and be part of AJ's. Great people build a great company.

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Our People

We are very proud of our people, and we know that we couldn’t achieve our continued success without their enthusiasm, commitment and hard work. We want people to want to work for AJ’s.

By allowing our team to develop, the company grows on a solid foundation. As the company grows, our team develops and this provides a true “win win” situation.

We recruit people who share our passion for providing great quality food and exceptional service, people who take pride in what we offer. Our team is dedicated to our policy of using the best ingredients available locally, regionally and in the United Kingdom.

They know that by sourcing, preparing, cooking or serving food and drink for AJ’s, they can do it  in the knowledge that the quality of produce is not only second to none, but also that they are supporting the best in British food processing.

But, don’t just take our word for it – ask members of our team

Anna Pattison – Manager

      I have been working at the Dale Stores, Birstwith since 2007 and am proud to say that I haven’t missed a day’s work since! I love my work here and feel that the AJ’s team is part of my family. To work with people who are so passionate about what they sell is fantastic and the enthusiasm is catching.

      We sell great food and drink here, and we never get tired of what we offer. We are always looking for new ideas, new products, and new ranges – as long as it looks and tastes great, we will sell it. If it comes from a local supplier or producer, then it fits with what AJ’s is all about.

      Every day is different here and you never know what to expect. There is a great atmosphere, the place is buzzing with the sense that we want all of our customers to have a great shopping experience, from buying quality food to receiving quality service

      I have learnt a lot since I started here as a Shop Assistant and have now been trained to manage the business. I’m really excited about the future of AJ’s and hope to grow with them as the company grows

Wendy Campbell – Food Service Assistant

      I’ve worked for Andrea and Matthew for the last three years and have really enjoyed it! It’s been tremendous fun, and we spend a lot of our time laughing with ourselves and our customers.

      With my background in the Hospitality industry, I’ve always been passionate about great food and drink – coming to AJ’s has helped me to continue this. We supply such fantastic products and we love to talk about them, show them off, taste them, smell them and sell them.

      We are encouraged to come up with new ideas to improve what we’ve already got and our range is always changing. It’s great to see how a business can thrive when everybody has the same beliefs and ideals

The place always looks and smells so amazing! It really is a pleasure to work here!


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