New group operations director welcomed at Young's Seafood

By Grimsby Telegraph | Posted: 21 Mar 2019

​Grimsby seafood giant Young’s has appointed a new group operations director.

Mark Richmond joins the senior team at Ross House to lead on all manufacturing operations across the business. 

Described as a widely respected figure in British food manufacturing, he brings 40 years’ experience to Grimsby, as well as passion and commitment for the sector. 

Prior to joining Young’s, he was the divisional operations director for 2 Sisters Food Group’s Meals Solution division, responsible for operations across seven sites with more than £500-million turnover – equal to that of the town’s largest employer.

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Before playing his part in the Boparan empire, he spent 11 years with Greencore, most recently as category operations director, and formerly held several senior operational roles at Hazlewood Foods and Entenmanns Baking Company.

The appointment follows the release of the UK’s largest seafood business’s first quarter accounts, reporting a solid underlying performance, growth with key customers in own-label and foodservice and continued growth in branded sales.  

Bill Showalter, chief executive of Young’s Seafood Ltd, said: “I’m pleased to announce that Mark Richmond will join our business as group operations director, and a member of the Young’s Seafood Ltd board. Throughout his career, Mark has driven best in class quality, commercial and customer focussed organisations that are able to succeed in demanding industries.”

He will join in May, and the appointment follows the arrival of John Jukes as head of technical at the dramatically expanded Humberstone Road facility earlier this month.

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