Richard Thomas

Unifine Food & Bake Ingredients UK

Promotion has come for Richard Thomas, who now takes on the role of regional sales manager at Unifine Food & Bake Ingredients UK. His responsibilities include technical sales and marketing support for south Wales, south-west England and the west Midlands. He will also be involved in new product development and tailor-made lines for new and existing customers.

Thomas originally joined the firm, then known as Dohler, in 1991 as a technical sales representative, later becoming area sales manager for Dohler UK, subsequently renamed.

Philippe Leveau


Food inspection and certification organisation SAI Global/EFSIS has appointed Philippe Leveau as its new European operations general manager.

Leveau has spent four years as general manager at SAI Global/ EFSIS France.

In his new European-wide role, he aims to apply the success achieved in France, where the organisation claims it now has a 35% share of the French market for inspections under the International Food Standard, to other mainland countries in Europe.

Claire Blake, Ben Tomkinson


Two new appointments have been made at food and drink sector skills council Improve. Claire Blake has been named senior marketing executive, with responsibility for the development and implementation of Improve’s marketing strategy.

Ben Tomkinson fills the newly created role of research executive, supporting the research team and helping in the analysis of labour market information.

Stacey Hampton

Food Insights

West Midlands Food Partnership has appointed Stacey Hampton to manage its free online market research service for food and drink companies in the West Midlands, called Food Insights. The site is located at the recently revamped Heart of England fine foods business website.

The service is designed to give businesses in the region up-to-the-minute industry reports, analysis and statistics and Hampton says it will include Mintel marketing report summaries, consumer insights and news and data on the latest scientific and technical issues, including updates from the Campden and Chorleywood Research Group. She aims to have a fully populated site complete by 17 May.

Colin Kelly


Colin Kelly has joined branded bakery supplier Warburtons as technical services director. Kelly joins the firm with 15 years’ experience in the food industry, having previously worked for Heinz as the East and Western Europe technical manager.

In his new role, he will continue Warburtons’ technical development, while focusing on food safety and quality systems.

John Scatchard

Muntons Malted Ingredients

The position of technical manager, milling, at Muntons Malted Ingredients has been filled by John Scatchard, who is returning to Muntons in this new role. Scatchard has been involved in the milling industry since 1981 and has held various production and technical roles, both in the UK and overseas. He previously worked for Muntons as production manager, milling.

brian edge


Specialist ingredients supplier Zeelandia (Essex) will be looking to add to its technical and development team following the retirement of bakery technologist Brian Edge last month. Edge had worked at the company for 16 years.


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