Meadow Foods appoints new trading manager

Meadow Foods, the UK’s largest independently owned dairy group supplying added-value ingredients to the food industry, has appointed James Farrell as the company’s new trading manager – managing the butter, butter oils and milk solutions division. The purpose of the role is to lead, manage and plan key customer account activities, as well as maximizing profit, delivering growth and strengthening long-term business relationships. Reporting to the commercial director, the trading manager position will also focus on identifying and developing new customer, market and product opportunities. James will also work closely with the Milk trading director, to gain a wider understanding of milk supply, logistics and trading.

Farrell joins the company with more than 15 years’ experience of working in the food and drink industry. In his previous role, Farrell supplied dairy products across various sectors, including food manufacturing, wholesalers and food service. An experienced trading manager, Farrell has previously created extensive relationships in trade across the UK, Ireland and mainland Europe.

He comments: “I’m excited to be joining Meadow Foods as its new trading manager and to bring my current expertise to the role, contributing to the strategic direction of the business and making a positive impact on the butter oils and milk solutions.”

Jack Hancock, CCO of Meadow Foods, adds: “We look forward to welcoming James to Meadow Foods. He has a wealth of experience that will complement and add depth to the team and our butter and milk solutions.  His expertise will be invaluable for upholding customer relationships and developing UK and EU trade opportunities.”

Meadow Foods is an award-winning company that operates from four BRC AA accredited sites in Chester, Peterborough, Holme-on-Spalding Moor and Dolgellau where they manufacture value added ingredients seven days a week for some of the UK’s best known food manufacturers. The company is also currently working on a new plant-based division for its Chester site. The company currently employs more than 430 people and handles in excess of 550 million litres of milk each year direct from its network of dedicated milk producers across the UK.

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