Theo de Pencier

Freight Transport Association

New chief executive of the Freight Transport Association is Theo de Pencier, who will succeed the existing CE Richard Turner in July. De Pencier is currently chief executive of Bibby Distribution and a director of Bibby Line Group. He has over 20 years’ board level experience in the logistics and supply chain industry, working for NFC and Danzas before joining Bibby in 1999. His early career was spent in sales and marketing with food and drink manufac- turers Heinz and Diageo.

Jonathan Buckley, Gill Wallace, Stacey Goodridge

Unifine Food & Bake

Three new appointments at Unifine Food & Bake Ingredients are designed to build the team following the company’s move to purpose-built premises.

Jonathan Buckley joins the company as quality coordinator, with responsibility for all aspects of quality control, technical administration and customer service. He previously worked as sales administration manager for Avico UK, a sister company within the Cosun ingredients group.

Gill Wallace succeeds Lisa Wilks as marketing coordinator, with a brief to drive the group’s marketing projects and support the sales team, as well as coordinate new product development activities.

Credit control and customer queries will be handled by new office assistant Stacey Goodridge.

Thörsten Focking

Domino Printing Sciences

Inkjet and laser firm Domino Printing Sciences has appointed Thörsten Focking as product director for Laser, taking international responsibility for the firm’s complete laser product range. Focking most recently worked as Laser business development manager and has over 10 years’ experience in the laser industry.

Paul Beesley


The Seven group has appointed Paul Beesley as business development manager for Seven Transcan, with responsibility for promoting the firm’s range of temperature recording instruments and remote temperature monitoring and vehicle tracking systems. He joins the firm from Trumac Group.

Mark Randall

Thomas Food Partnership

Specialist quiche manufacturer Thomas Food Partnership has appointed Mark Randall as its financial controller. TFP is part of the Thomas Food Group which also operates the Meadowbrook Bakery quiche manufacturing facility and supplies other related pastry products to major multiple retailers. Randall joins the com-pany from construction firm Dew Pitchmastic, where he was also financial controller.

Alex Simpson

British & Continental Food Brokers

Alex Simpson has been appointed commercial director at British & Continental Food Brokers, based in Nottingham. Simpson was most recently a senior sales exe-cutive at Oakdale Bakeries and previously worked for many years with RHM’s Cake division. In his new role, he will work alongside managing director Clive Betts and sales director Mike Gilmour. Tony Lane remains development director. The company was recently appointed exclusive UK importer and distributor of all the bakeries in the French company Harry’ n.