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New CEO named at Samworth Brothers

January 16, 2018
Food & Drink

Leicestershire-headquartered food giant Samworth Brothers, which makes Ginsters pasties and Soreen malt loaf, has appointed a new chief executive.

Flor Healy has taken over the role having had the same job at Kerry Foods for the last 14 years.

The appointment comes after Alex Knight left in March 2017 after only being in the job for just over a year.

Samworth Brothers, which started life in the 1800s, employs more than 8,300 people in Leicestershire and Cornwall, and also owns the Walkers pies brand.

In October, the company reported a jump in turnover to £949.5m for the 52 weeks to 31 December 2016, up from £901.6m in the 53 weeks in 2015.

However, pre-tax profits only marginally increased from £45.6m to £45.8m over the same period and the company said the market place continued to be “very challenging” because of Brexit and material cost inflation.

Samworth Brothers also owns companies including Bradgate Bakery, Melton Foods, Blueberry Foods, Kensey Foods, Brooksby Foods, Kettleby Foods, Saladworks, Walkers Deli, Walkers Sausage Co, Walkers Pies and Tamar Foods.

Source: Insider Media

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