Decorations, toppings and inclusions specialist Nimbus has appointed PAUL COBBET as business development manager, with a brief to open up new markets for the company, particularly within the foodservice sector. Cobbett joins the company after a five-year period at Oury Clark Consulting.

Coding and marking solution supplier Markem has appointed PAUL MORICAN as sales manager for the north and north-east. Morican previously worked for companies supplying small character inkjets and packaging production equipment.

New York Bagel brand company Maple Leaf Foods has appointed FRANCK HOUSSAYE as new product development manager. Houssaye trained as a patissier in France and then worked for British Bakeries and Allied Bakeries.

Handmade pasty manufacturer Proper Cornish has appointed MATTHEW BOWEN as commercial manager. Bowen joins the company from Tamar Foods, where he was responsible for the account management of retail chains such as Sainsbury’s and Waitrose.

Two new vice-presidents have joined the Freight Transport Association to support FTA president John Russell; REBECCA JENKINS, managing director of the Lane Group and ANDY HAINES, head of logistics at Tate & Lyle Sugars Europe.

Bakehouse has recruited five new national account managers. The recruits include retail national accounts managers ADRIAN DODDS and FIONA BONHAM, and wholesale national account manager MELANIE MCLEOD. Dodds has extensive experience in account management handling for major UK retailers and Bonham joins the firm from Winterbotham Darby, where she gained experience selling bakery products. Macleod comes from Kraft Foods, where she worked with a number of major retail and foodservice accounts.

The company has also appointed GREG WOODHEAD as NPD and technical support and Leila Russell as marketing assistant. Meanwhile, DAVID PLUMMER has been promoted to business development representative for the wholesale sector.

Ingredients supplier Zeelandia has created a new position within its engineering department. In order to place more emphasis on their industrial projects, ADRIAN RIDNG has been appointed engineering projects manager. His position covers Zeelandia’s entire portfolio.

Food co-packer for brand owners in the FMCG market Budelpack has appointed MERILYN MURPHY as project manager to provide an interface between customers and all different departments within the company. Murphy is a graduate engineer with over 10 years’ experience in development engineering, lecturing and contract project management.

Kluman & Balter is committing itself to 25% growth in the next three years. DANNY KLUMAN is the new managing director, SIMON DOUGLAS takes over in-house sales and Jamie Kluman is in charge of field sales. Meanwhile, former MD GEOFF KLUMAN becomes chairman.

British food and drink market development consultancy Food from Britain has expanded its client development team with the appointment of RICHARD SAINTER as client development account manager. Sainter will look after the West and East Midlands, east of England and north and east London, meeting suppliers and manufacturers and discussing export opportunities, potential research projects and the chance to exhibit at the British Pavilion.

He will also act as business development consultant to local businesses.