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New Starters 2017

Carl Barlow Williams – Operations Director

Carl joined the company in February this year and is responsible for operations, supply chain and technical.  Carl joined us from Tyrrells Crisps where he was site Director and has previous experience in senior roles at Bakkavor, Thorntons and Cargill Meats.


Russell Barnett – Health & Safety Manager

Russell also joined the company in February and has a wealth of experience in health and safety from a variety of different sectors.  Russell will be reporting in to Carl Barlow Williams.


Olivia Haentsch – Business Development Manager

Olivia has been appointment into a new role and joins us from our Headquarters in Dublin where she has spent the past 5 years in customer service and ingredient roles.  Olivia will be looking after a variety of customers across dairy, bakery and ingredients.  Olivia has good knowledge of the UK market and comes with a technical dairy powder background.


Nigel Peters – Head of Continuous Improvement, UK Ingredients business Unit

Nigel will be responsible for continuous improvement at Ornua Nutrition (Leek), F J Need (Nantwich) and UK Ingredients (Whitchurch and Ledbury sites).  Nigel joined us from Bakkavor where he was the Continuous Improvement Manager.


Joanna Prescott - Product Integration & Packaging Manager

Joanna will be joining the business on 10th July and will bring with her significant expertise in both product integration and packaging.  This is a new role to the company and having spent the past 17 years in contract manufacturing, Joanna’s experience will help us to improve our offering and service to customers.  


Chris Smith – Engineering Manager

Welcome to Chris who joined us at the beginning of July.  Chris has worked in senior Engineering roles with Bakkavor, Bosch and Northern Foods.


We would also like to welcome to the company:

Pam Adams, Materials Scheduler

Simon Arnott, QA Technician

Kirsty Sharratt, Quality Systems Technologist

Naomi Ledgar, HR Advisor for Ornua Nutrition and F J Need sites

Nicola Reece, NPD Administrator