Finsbury Foods has repositioned four members of staff to strengthen sales and marketing.
Mark Bruce (images from left to right) becomes brand director, responsible for developing and driving brand plans for the portfolio of licences held by Finsbury, including Disney, Nestlé and Thornton’s Weight Watchers.
John Steele becomes brand manager, charged with overseeing all Nestlé and Disney brand activity and driving sales growth.
Jo Fraser and Jim Dobson have been appointed commercial controllers, overseeing a team of national account managers and account executives.
David Powell has been promoted to global innovations director at Rich Products. He was formerly innovations director with the firm. Powell is a long-time baker and executive within the industry and has received several Baking Industry Awards as well as the accolade of Baker of the Year in 2001. He opened his first bakery in 1990, based in Hampshire, and continued to grow the business before selling it to Rich.
The Grocery Company
The Grocery Company, a firm that prides itself on getting restaurant brands on supermarket shelves, has appointed Charlotte Dewhurst as product manager, following growth in business over the past year. The Grocery Company works with Nando’s, Cranks, Wagamama and Pizza Express and will bring more restaurant companies on board this year.