• Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

Cadbury's origins go back over a hundred years.

Extracts from this document...


P U B L I C L I M I T E D C O M P A N Y Introduction: Cadbury's origins go back over a hundred years. John Cadbury first started selling tea and coffee in 1824 in Birmingham. Cocoa and initially incidental, became Cadbury's main business within a few years. Overtime Cadbury's popularity drove the company in to success. In 1969 Cadburys merged with Schweppes originating from 1783 when Jacob Schweppe perfected his process of manufacturing mineral water in Geneva. Since then the company has expanded internationally to become the leaders in sugar confectionery. Cadbury Trebor Bassett the largest wing of the company based in Bournville merged with the well known companies Trebor Mints and Bassett's in 1990 to form the UK based stronghold Cadbury Trebor Bassett. Aims of the Business: Like all businesses Cadbury's also has aims to help them plan and set targets for what they want to achieve. These aims that Cadbury Trebor Bassett abide by not only concern its welfare but also concern the welfare of the business but also concern the affects of its existence to the local community and environment. Amongst those aims Cadbury's core aims to strive successfully in the competitive market of confectionery is to: * Working together to create brands people love * Make a profit These aims are the guidelines of Cadbury's successful existence in the highly competitive market of confectionery. Other aims for a company like Cadbury's to attain success might be: * Be environmentally friendly * Provide Charitable and Voluntary Services * Maximise sales and increase the quality of a product * Survive as a business or expand * Provide a highly competitive service These aims play a major role behind the success of Cadbury Trebor Bassett. It is vital that Cadbury's strictly adhere to these aims in order to receive maximum results. By donating to charities Cadbury's helps various causes based around various people whether it is national or international. ...read more.


This allows the Cadbury's to keep in touch with its employees and constantly update the offers it has for its employees. This develops a good employer-employee relationship. It boosts the confidence and morality of the employee making it more effective. Successful businesses like Cadbury's develop their products and services to anticipate consumer demands and satisfy them .It is important that Cadbury's employees are kept up to date with changes and developments that affect their jobs and careers. This not only benefits Cadbury's but also improves the employees' future job prospects. It is via the Human resources team that this achieved. This shows the importance of the Human Resources team to the business. Functional Areas: Finance Businesses like Cadbury's needs to manage all its income and expenditures. They also need understand this information in order to be able to take the next step. To do this Cadbury's has a finance team led by David Kappler the Chief Financial Officer. This team is set with the duty of monitoring all finance related issues relating to Cadbury's such as expenditure, income, profit etc. This information is stored and provided to the executives via the Chief Financial Officer. Some of the tasks that the finance team are involved with include: * Preparing accounts * Paying wages and salaries * Obtaining Capital resources This information is stored in records. It allows the companies executive and non-executive board members to understand the company's financial situation as well as decide new moves which would help it. This could mean that the company will merge or take over a smaller company. The decisions of Cadbury's fate are assisted by the financial team. Functional Areas: Administration and ICT The Administration and ICT support function allows the company to run smoothly from day to day. The ICT allows the staff at Cadbury to work around difficult things with ease. It also allows them to keep records of their progress and contact worldwide branches of the company instantly. ...read more.


Cadbury and Me: Through the duration of this course we have been privileged to have met Pippa Greenslade the director of the Human Resources department who had travelled from Mayfair despite her busy schedule to support and help us. We were also given the opportunity to visit the Cadbury Bournville complex as well as the attraction Cadbury World. We were greeted by the Education Officer at Cadbury, Colin Pitt who provided us with valuable support and information. Picture Gallery: Cadbury World Bournville, Mini Conference room: Monday September 16 2002 11:00hrs: Business trip to Cadbury World, Bournville I was given the opportunity to ask Colin Pitt the Education Officer at Cadbury questions about the business and its activities. We were given a small talk about the history and present situation of the company. Swanlea School, Business & Enterprise College, Assembly Hall: Alongside Pippa Greenslade at School. This opportunity to interview Pippa Greenslade provided both me and my group valuable new information regarding the company and its activities. The Interview: Interview with Pippa Greenslade From my interview with Pippa Greenslade I was able to find out the businesses new long term plans under new management. I was told that Cadbury had a great interest in the chewing gum market. The acquisition of Adams the key gum confectioners within the north and south of America provided the company with a strategic position making it number 1. This allowed the company to move on further to acquire Orangina in France and RC Cola in New Zealand which saw the company exceed its aims. We were also told of Cadbury's long term struggle to strengthen its position further within the Middle East. After creating a stronghold in Turkey and India we were also told of Cadbury's plans to become the sole confectioners within the regions. The creation of Cadbury Trebor Bassets sister company in Canada Cadbury Trebor Allan the UK based branch merged its activities to become a stronger competitor. These key sections of information provided by Pippa helped us gain a better understanding of the company's behaviour. ...read more.

The above preview is unformatted text

This student written piece of work is one of many that can be found in our AS and A Level ICT in Business section.

Found what you're looking for?

  • Start learning 29% faster today
  • 150,000+ documents available
  • Just £6.99 a month

Not the one? Search for your essay title...
  • Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

See related essaysSee related essays

Related AS and A Level ICT in Business essays

  1. The functional areas of Cadbury's.

    * Controlling costs and working efficiently The three main things that the production team at Cadbury's are responsible for are, making the goods and providing the service at a high standard, making the right quantity at the right price at the right time with the right quality and using resources efficiently with out wasting them.

  2. Ao1 : aims and objectives

    Tesco especially want employees who are punctual, reliable, and enthusiastic and hardworking. Tesco's human resources also keep all files and records confidential and protected as they include activities and aims and objectives of the company. The finance department The finance department is important in order to monitor the income and outcome of the business.

  1. The Activity of the Cadbury Company.

    The Cadbury company objective is to grow shareowner value...over the long term. The Cadbury aims are: - 1. Profitability Grow sales at rates greater than the categories in which we compete.

  2. My aim is to research and produce a formal business report on my the ...

    in the business this is the belief that is passed on to employees and managers. This enables them to act on their own and take the incentive to carryout tasks and also to use their initiative more often, other than being told what to do.

  1. Analysis of The Cadbury company.

    tray * Cadbury Dairy Milk melts * Bournville deeply dark One of the products in the Cadbury range is drinking chocolate. Their hot chocolates come in six different flavours: Chocolate, Dark Chocolate, Mint, Fudge, Cafe Latte, Orange, Espresso and Toffee.

  2. The company ELLE will be used so that I can evaluate the information provided ...

    ELLE is flexible and adaptable to the demands of the market. Finance The finance department functions in that it keeps the records of all financial events that take place in the business. They also need to provide financial summaries e.g.

  1. Analysis of The Cadbury company.

    Cadburys has sponsored Coronation Street since 1996. Last year however they brought out new adverts of people that supposedly live on the street, but still advertise their product by sitting and eating it in different occasions. Cadburys also advertise using poster campaigns.

  2. In assembling this report, I will be investigating, and analysing the following aspects of ...

    � Security and maintenance. These services are essential to smooth running of the business and to effective operation of other business functions such as production in particular. Administration is heavily dependant upon the use of information technology. This technology allows businesses to collect information from within and outside the organisation, to analyse it and to provide important data for decision-making.

  • Over 160,000 pieces
    of student written work
  • Annotated by
    experienced teachers
  • Ideas and feedback to
    improve your own work