Sycamore Processing Engineering appoints new managing director

Sycamore Process Engineering has announced that Jerry Redman has been appointed as managing director. The move will look to strengthen the position of the Somerset-based company, as the go-to people for commercial projects in the dairy, food and beverage industries in the UK, Ireland and beyond. Leading a team of 40 plus, working in design, engineering, sales, operations, and manufacturing; Redman will focus Sycamore’s business on international growth, sales, marketing, developing the company’s product portfolio and offering of diverse and innovative process solutions.

Redman comments: “I have been busy in the background working on a growth strategy for the business and whilst we can already see positive results from this, I’m still very excited to see how the next steps will play out for us all. We have many opportunities ahead of us and despite everything we currently endure, I look forward to the future and to working with such a committed and motivated team of people.”

Redman has been with the company since 2001 and as former operations director was instrumental in the recent growth and delivery of major projects for large cheese and dairy manufacturers in the UK and Ireland. Redman will supersede Tim Sharp who will move into the role of company chairman and act as a mentor for the board of directors, and focus on the long term prosperity of the company.

Sharp joined the company in 1989 shortly after it was formed by Colin Carpenter and Ron Bowsher and has seen it grow from a three-man partnership serving the local cheesemakers to the national and international organisation it is today. After well over 30 years’ service, Sharp becomes the company chairman and will continue to help steer the business to face the challenges ahead while leaving the day-to-day operations to his younger and very competent colleagues under the watchful eye of Jerry.

Tim Sharp comments: “I think the time is right to step aside, we have nurtured an enthusiastic, dedicated and professionally trained team fully capable of taking the business successfully on through the next 30 years.  That said, I intend to remain involved and on hand if required.  Longer term, I believe tackling climate change and championing sustainability will feature hugely in the years to come and I’m looking forward to that challenge!”

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