Bakery supplier Puratos has appointed Julia Darvill as UK general manager.

Darvill has been with the business for two years as sales director and will take over from Julian Lewis, who will move to a new role within the Puratos group.

Her new role will see her implement Puratos’ vision and strategy in the UK to develop the business and evolve the global bakery market.

Darvill has previously held roles at Britvic and Molson Coors Brewing, including business development manager and national controller.

“Puratos’ knowledge, passion and insight has seen our customers come to rely on us for world class innovation and products and I look forward to building on this further,” said Darvill.

“By creating and developing products that combine taste, health and convenience and respond to the every changing consumer climate, we will continue to fuel the excitement of consumers and success of our customers.”