Meadow Foods appoints Neil Chivers as director of Speciality Ingredients
Meadow Foods, leading supplier of value-added ingredients to the food industry, has appointed Neil Chivers as the company’s new director of Specialty Ingredients. This will involve managing the portfolio of Meadow Foods’ value-added ingredients such as soft cheese and custard, as well as the Nimbus Foods inclusions range. Chivers will have overall responsibility for the sales, NPD and marketing departments, with a strong focus on innovation and the development of new markets and opportunities for growth.
Chivers joins the company with more than 30 years’ experience of working with Blue Chip businesses internationally and in the UK. An experienced commercial director, Chivers has previously managed complex customer-based solutions in established and new business areas for FMCG and food ingredients businesses. He also has a wealth of experience across sectors including; retail, B2B, foodservice and contract manufacturing.
Chivers commented: “I’m excited to be joining this ambitious and versatile business. Meadow Foods has a proven reputation as an innovative ingredients supplier and the role presents a fantastic opportunity to utilise this position, by extending into new and diverse markets. In particular, I am very much looking forward to leading the NPD team that devises and delivers exciting new value-added products to customers.”
Jack Hancock, CCO of Meadow Foods, added: “We look forward to welcoming Neil to Meadow Foods. His vast experience will complement and add depth to the team, allowing us to further develop opportunities by continuing to create innovative products for our customers.”