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His Majesty King Charles III visits the Kellogg Manchester Factory

Recently, Kellogg UK hosted a very special Royal Visitor at its Manchester Factory.

His Majesty King Charles III paid a visit to Kellogg to commemorate 100 years of Bringing Breakfast to Britain and to meet with company representatives to learn more about how Kellogg is making its food better for people, the planet and our communities.

He was joined on the tour of the state of the art Cereal Packaging Line and our new Culinary Centre by the Mayor and Mayoress of Trafford and The Lord-Lieutenant of Greater Manchester.

UK Managing Director, Chris Silcock, and Plant Director, Tim McKnight, hosted the tour and His Majesty, a keen champion of sustainability, spoke to representatives from the packaging, ESG and R&D teams.

They discussed with him how we are adapting our packaging to be more sustainable, our focus on developing healthier foods and how the new culinary facility will be used to benefit the local community through an existing charity partnership.

He also met with two of the Manchester apprentices to hear about their personal experience on Kellogg’s long-standing scheme.

At the end of his tour, King Charles unveiled a commemorative plaque to honour his visit and Kellogg’s bringing breakfast to Britain for 100 years.

Chris said: "It was an absolute honour to host King Charles at our Manchester Factory today and to introduce him to colleagues to talk about how we are reducing our impact on the planet and helping people make healthier choices.

"We currently hold the Royal Warrant and we hope this visit helps encourage him to continue to choose our food for the royal breakfast table for many years to come."

Kellogg UK has held the Royal Warrant since the reign of King George VI and cereal from the business was historically delivered to Buckingham Palace in a small van called Genevieve. His Majesty King Charles also visited the Trafford Park factory in 1974, meeting staff and viewing cornflakes rolling off the production lines.  

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