Dawn Foods has promoted sales director Tim Clarkson to the role of cluster director for the UK and Ireland.

The position was previously held by Chris Jenkins, who was with the bakery ingredients and finished goods business for three years. Dawn said Jenkins chose to leave to pursue other career opportunities.

Clarkson joined Dawn 13 years ago as technical sales manager, and has more than 30 years’ experience in the baking industry.

In his new role, Clarkson will lead Dawn’s UK and Ireland sales, marketing and customer service operations as well as working closely together with the HR, finance and supply chain teams.

“I am delighted to be appointed to the role of cluster director UK and Ireland,” said Clarkson.

“With my time at Dawn, and my extensive experience and bakery knowledge, I feel I am well equipped to take Dawn UK and Ireland on to the next stage of its development and expansion.”