Speciality ingredients supplier Cornelius Group has named Joy Thomas as UK business manager.

Thomas, who has worked for Cornelius for 12 years, has been promoted from her role as technical business development manager and will head up the firm’s health and nutrition team. She also has 15 years’ experience as a healthcare manager for Boots.

She will be responsible for identifying opportunities in key target markets, as well as maximising new business development.

The supplier explained that Thomas’ promotion was down to her success in providing strategic leadership to the company over recent years.

Thomas said the company would continue to develop the relationships it has with its existing principals to maintain its position in the marketplace, while engaging with new partners.

“I am very much looking forward to my new role as UK business manager and all the challenges that it will bring.”

Cornelius delivers a range of branded and own-branded speciality ingredients to the bakery and convenience market.