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RICHARD DARBISHIRE

FOOD
Managing Director
YORKSHIRE, UNITED KINGDOM

SUMMARY


OBJECTIVE

I am looking for  role  where I would use my broad company knowledge and skills to develop an organisation. I would tie in my strategic knowledge to position an organisation to enable it to achieve goals.

PROFILE

An enthusiastic achiever from a Scientific/Marketing background, with an excellent pedigree of significant experience in building a small companies through growth and acquisition to  medium size  Companies (£110m t/o). A reliable, versatile, results-oriented achiever with a track record of managing change. Particularly strong `hands-on’ team builder and leader, with a passionate belief in the power of team working and empowerment to deliver excellent results and to continually improve performance

ACHEIVEMENTS

Part of Founder team Richmond Foods – acquisition of production unit  in Teesside and integration into production facility at Leeming Bar.

Richmond Foods -  project managed new production facility, streamlined production lines, refrigeration, and cold storage.

Richmond Foods – part of team for acquisition and integration of 5 businesses into group.

Richmond Foods  – achieved Group saving of £3m

Richmond Foods – Inventory reduction of £1.5m

Mudfish Ltd (publishing)  - Acquired Cottage Industries ( 5 Companies)  consolidated and moved business to North Yorkshire, acquired commercial premesis. Gained listing in ASDA for Greetings Cards with merchandising facility. Also gained national listings with Londis and Palmer & Harvey. Installed inhouse printing facility to save costs and  streamline operations.

Mudfish ltd – instigated sale of business, set up heads of terms, warranties , consultancy agreement and completion  leading to sale of business.

ADDITIONAL SKILLS


Cost reduction
Cash flow
Personnel
Sales & Marketing
Sales & Marketing
Finance
Stock control
Forward Buying
Project Management
Company Integration
Social Media

SECTOR EXPERTISE


  • FMCG
  • Food
  • Manufacturing & Industrial

JOB DISCIPLINE


  • Managing Director
  • Sales Director
  • Technical Director
  • Founder
  • Director

COMPANY SIZE


  • Early stage
  • Up to £5m t/o
  • £5m - £15m t/o
  • £15m - £50m t/o

CAREER HISTORY


Consultant Business Development Brymor Dairy Ltd April 2014 - January 2016

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Managing Director Mudfish Trading January 2005 - January 2010

Printing and publishing

Purchasing Director R & R Foods February 1993 - February 2005

Engaged by this company to primarily develop the customer base and get listing for products in multiple retailers. I also undertook developement of new products and streamlining of existing products along with a significiant cost reduction exercise.

EDUCATION


Bsc HonsNewcastle UniversityJanuary 1976Biochemistry& Micobiology Honours Degree

QUALIFICATIONS


Bsc Hons Biochemistry & Microbiology