Frozen food distributor Central Foods has appointed Richard Clegg as business development manager.

In the field-based role, Clegg will look after the Caterforce consortium, Country Range group and other accounts, with a focus on the north of England and Scotland.

He joins the Northamptonshire-based company with experience in the foodservice sector, having started off as a van driver, working his way through roles in the warehouse, telesales and training sectors, and as a chef. Most recently he managed multiple wholesale accounts.

“We are very pleased to welcome Richard to Central Foods,” said Central Foods MD Gordon Lauder. “He has experience throughout the full supply chain and right across the foodservice sector. His appointment will strengthen our business development team, at a time when we are undergoing growth and expansion.”

Clegg added: “I am delighted to have joined Central Foods – a company that has an excellent reputation in the foodservice supply sector – and I look forward to helping the firm to continue to build on its growth and development.”

Central Foods sources products from around the world and the UK, supplying more than 400 different product lines, including bakery items, free-from goods, desserts and buffet products.

Recent launches include mini doughnuts and muffins and a free-from sausage roll.