News Natures Menu Appoints Three To Management Team



Natures Menu appoints three to management team
3rd April 2017

By Karen Pickwick

Natures Menu has strengthened its senior team with three additions to its management team.

James Langan has been appointed commercial director, Dawn Spiby comes in as marketing director while Richard Franklin is production manager.
James has an extensive career within FMCG at board level and has a track record of driving sales and profit growth for leading branded manufacturers, having managed several turnarounds. He joins from Tangerine Confectionery where he was acting deputy CEO.
Dawn is a marketer and innovator, who has worked in several major companies in the food sector, driving consumer footfall, engagement and brand awareness.
Richard ran a large meat processing organization and steps in to head up the production management of the new £16m processing facility in Norfolk, which is due to open in September.
A company spokesman said these appointments represent growing investment by Natures Menu in expertise to assist with the rapid growth in demand for raw and raw inspired foods. It follows the appointment of Tina Bryne as UK sales trade manager last month, and in early March, Tad Antoniak, joined the business from Mars as business development manager, with extensive experience in the pet specialist sector.
Craig Taylor, managing director of Natures Menu said: “I am delighted to be adding to the expertise we have in the business, to continue to help drive and manage the rapid growth within the RAW sector. The interest in our Number One brand and range of products from breeders, vets, independent and national pet specialists has increased, culminating in a very successful year at Crufts with consumers and at PATS with our trade partners. The newly enhanced team will complement the existing skills in the business and help us fill the new facility at Snetterton.”
Natures Menu has seen a rapid uptake in sales and stockists of its raw and raw-inspired meals within the trade and veterinary sectors and has appointed a number of senior managers to its business over recent months.

It will open a new multi-million site at Snetterton in autumn 2017 to create further capacity for its existing portfolio as well as the operational capability to deliver new and innovative products into the market.

Craig Taylor, MD at Natures Menu, stands outside the factory which will open later this year