Food flavouring and ingredients manufacturer House of Flavours has appointed Dave Twiss as managing director.

Twiss, who has been with the company for 18 years, will succeed Clive Matthews who will become research and development director.

“It’s my desire that we not only take pride in our achievements so far, but use this time of change as an opportunity to learn and focus on where the company ought to be in the years ahead,” Twiss said.

“I take pride in the wonderful team of dedicated food industry professionals within the team around me, who will undoubtedly drive the business to the next level. I am delighted that Clive has agreed to head up our R&D department, as his skills, experience, and wealth of knowledge will be key to developing our future innovation in the products that we create and sell.”

Matthews said he was leaving his role in the very capable hands of Twiss.

“Dave is a highly experienced food industry professional whose formal training was in food technology with marketing and he is the person largely responsible for the success of House of Flavours, having led the sales team for much of his time with us,” Matthews said.

House of Flavours was formed more than two decades ago and supplies flavourings to some of the UK’s largest bakeries.