Founded in 2001 by husband and wife team, David and Kim Hellestoe.
Both with a formidable background in the meat industry, Premier Meats has grown exponentially
and now proudly operates from a new state of the art facility in Pinetown, KZN.
Dave and Kim’s hands on approach has fuelled this growth and answers their philosophy:
Strive for excellence in all facets of the business whether it be procurement, production, sales or service.
This success story can only continue going forward.
Dave is passionate about Premier, it's products and customers and strives for excellence in all that he and Premier does. This search for excellence starts with his personal focus upon nothing but the best in Product Development - something that is a cornerstone in Premiers marketing philosophy.
Kim, apart from being a co-owner and founder of the business, plays a valuable and meaningful role in just about all aspects of the business and in particular Sales, Finance and Production matters. Kim's grasp of the detail in Premier's business is well respected by the customer base.
Prachin joined Premier 10 years ago and worked his way through a wide range of production processes to become a highly experienced and specialised factory manager. It is significant that during this period Prachin achieved a Bachelor of Commerce degree in Accounting.
Mark has two functions, one is to sell and service the Northern area of KZN from Durban North up to Pongola, including La Lucia, Richards Bay and Ballito. The second role Mark fulfils is to manage the Corporate Retail Accounts which include outlets in KZN and the Eastern Cape. Mark has extensive Sales and Marketing experience, coming from a well known FMCG Group
Jay is a long serving member of the Sales Team where he is the Regional Key Accounts representative looking after many of Premier's high volume clients. In addition to this key role, Jay is also responsible for Premier's customer base in Southern KwaZulu Natal.
Krishnee joined Premier 13 years ago and has worked in most of the Administrative plus Financial departments. Recently Krishnee was promoted to the position of Financial Manager working closely with the Financial Director with regard to Budget Operating Results & Traditional Bookkeeping activities.
Ashewin is responsible for all matters relating to SHEQ at Premier. He has gained NOSA training in relevant aspects in preparation for Premier seeking and gaining ISO 22000 accreditation in the short term. Ashewin is well versed and experienced in FMCG marketing.
As a family led effort to provide the best quality products and
service, Premier prides itself in the people employed.
From the sales team and management through to factory staff and drivers, an ethos and
philosophy of excellence prevails. Excellence not only in service and product,
but also to the loyalty and belief in the business they belong to.
It is significant that Dave and Kim drive this family ethos and are hands-on in
all aspects of the business and at the forefront of customer service focus
In 2014 Premier took a quantum leap in it’s business life cycle with the construction
of a state of the art production plant and head office facility in Pinetown, KZN.
The 2400sq meter facility has been perfectly designed to bring quality fresh and processed products,
in controlled hygienic conditions, to the customer at most competitive prices.
In addition, to satisfy customer needs, over 200 loyal staff keep
the production plant running 24 hours a day.
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Premier services a broad customer base, ranging from retailers of all sizes,
to industrial caterers, restaurants, hotels and ship chandlers
To satisfy the wide ranging customer requirements, Premier
manufactures approximately 500 line items
FRESH PROCESSED MEATS
COOKED AND SMOKED MEATS
CHEESE AND ALLIED PRODUCTS
An impressive fleet of climatically controlled hygienically pristine vehicles distribute
the Premier products throughout Natal and surrounding areas.
Premier also supplies further afield by way of specialised carriers.
PREMIER STRATEGISES FOR SHORT TERM Despite moving into a purpose designed new factory during the course of the year, Premier’s joint owners and founders, Dave and Kim Hellestoe, expressed satisfaction with the company’s recent year end results (August 2015). With the strategic marketing objective of significant sales expansion Premier has now embarked upon: The restructuring… Read more »