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Associated Seafoods Ltd (ASL) has appointed Beth Clark as Commercial Manager in a move to further boost business growth.
Beth, who has over 20 years' experience in the seafood industry, will focus on growing ASL's UK retail sales for value-added shellfish and Scottish smoked salmon. In previous roles, Beth has worked within the multiple retail sector and also in seafood account management.
Victor West, managing director of ASL, said: “We are delighted to welcome Beth to our team as she brings a wealth of experience that will enable us to further develop the UK retail market. Following the successful completion of our multi-million pound investment programme at our processing facility in Buckie, we are now well placed to take forward new business opportunities for the company.”
Beth said: “I'm joining Associated Seafoods at an exciting time for the company and am looking forward immensely to my role. I believe there are significant opportunities in the UK retail sector to grow the market for Scottish shellfish and smoked salmon.”
FMA Process Engineering Appoints New Managing Director
Leading project management, process consultancy and control system integration specialist, FMA Process Engineering, of Lichfield, UK, has appointed Paul Bunyan as Managing Director.
Formerly FMA’s Sales & Marketing Director, Paul succeeds Terry Clough who has held the top role at the company since 2007 and will remain on the FMA Board of Directors until he retires later next year.
Joining FMA as a Project Engineer in 1989, Paul quickly rose through the ranks, first achieving the position of Project Manager and then becoming Sales & Marketing Manager. In 2002 he was involved in the completion of a management buyout and became both a shareholder and director of the company.
“During my 25 years at FMA,” he says, “I have seen and also instigated many changes. In the UK and internationally, FMA now works across a number of sectors, including brewing & drinks, dairy, food and healthcare, and can count numerous leading global brands among its clients.”
“Over the last 18 months, we have made significant progress in further developing our client base and expanding into exciting new market sectors,” he continues. “We were accepted onto the Government GrowthAccelerator scheme. The programme is the preserve of some of the UK’s top SMEs and has helped our drive towards high growth thinking immeasurably. We have also joined the ‘great200leaders’ mentoring and intensive coaching initiative.”
In preparation for continued growth, FMA has also begun to further extend its skills and knowledge base. Over recent months, the company has strengthened its resources in the areas of Process Engineering, Project Engineering and Systems Automation.
Significant investment is also being made at FMA’s Lichfield HQ, and includes improvements to infrastructure and the implementation of industry-leading management information technologies. Finally, FMA has underlined its commitment to graduate recruitment, providing newly qualified engineers with the opportunity to not only join a knowledge-led business, but also develop the skills that will ultimately assist FMA in the future.
Founded in 1981, FMA provides innovative consultancy, project management and project solutions across the global brewing & drink, dairy, food, healthcare and sustainability sectors. A leading provider of automation and control services, as well as mechanical and electrical installations, FMA offers unrivalled expertise in liquid processing, with a particular focus on the brewery and dairy industries. Totally independent, FMA takes pride in creating bespoke solutions and offers expertise across all stages of project life cycles, including: masterplan development, feasibility studies, capital justification, front-end engineering and detailed design, right through to full turnkey project completion. The insightful approach used by FMA in creating world-class solutions has resulted in it being recognised as providing ‘Unconventional Wisdom’.
Dr Alex Blanchard has joined Reading Scientific Services Ltd (RSSL) as Senior Group Leader of Microscopy.
RSSL provides a range of analytical services to the global food, drink, pharmaceutical and healthcare sectors. Dr Blanchard will head the section using microscopy techniques for projects in new product development: understanding the link between microstructure and function, trouble shooting and foreign body identification.
Alex was previously Group Analytical and Microbiology Manager at Rentokil Initial. Prior to that he led Procter & Gamble's European Microbiology Department, where he oversaw microbiology risk management for a wide range of personal health care, oral care, skin care, cosmetics, baby and feminine care products. He was also Global Microbiology Leader for Visualisation and Demos using the latest microscopy capabilities.