We are delighted that Russell Henry has joined DB foods. Russell has over 24 years’ experience within the meat industry, firstly with New Century for 12 years in charge of beef and lamb trading, before joining Tican 12 years ago becoming Regional Trading Manager and doubling the business. Russell follows Liverpool FC in his spare time.
The expansion of the Banbury depot continues and we welcome recent recruits Daniel Sawyer and Benjamin Jarret who joined the warehouse team. We have also had four drivers join us recently: Emanuil Petcu, Paul Lock, Figyes Fejas and William Deans. In addition to this, Constanta Dragan joined the Hygiene team in Poole.
We would like to thank both Karen Parker in the administration department and Mihails Malihs from the warehouse, both based in Poole, who are completing 10 years’ service.
From the production units: Nicoleta Foca, Paul Balica, Dina Logina and Serghei Cebotari are all completing 5 years’ service in the next few months.
Congratulations to you all!
Two long-term staff have announced their retirement and will hopefully be enjoying some well-earned rest after many years of service.
Angela Williams, who joined the business in 1999 working in the office with accounts and administration support, is retiring this month. Angela has seen the business grow and prosper during her employment and has been a key member of the team. Angela’s knowledge of the business, which led to her being promoted to Office Manager, will be missed but we hope she enjoys her well-deserved rest.
Colin Merrifield, a driver based in Poole, has been with the business since 2005 also retires this month. Colin is a popular member of the transport team. We wish Colin all the best in his retirement.
We would like to thank both Angela and Colin for their many years of service, loyalty and support in everything they have done for DB Foods. With best wishes for the future!
Steven Lupson joined in September 2020 as the Night Warehouse Supervisor at our Banbury Distribution Centre. In his role, Steven is responsible for supervising the warehouse staff and managing operations over the course of the night.
Susanna Mead joined in August 2020 as Executive Assistant. In her role, Susanna supports the Chief Executive and Wholesale Directors to deliver their objectives. She also leads on key projects for the business.
Graham Herbert joined in July 2020 as Operations Manager for our Banbury Distribution Centre . In his role Graham works alongside Jon Howes to manage the transport and warehouse operations.
Whilst originally joining DB Foods in September 2015 within the Sales team, Jon Howes was promoted to Depot Manager for our Banbury Distribution Centre in May 2020 and now undertakes a dual role encompassing sales and operations.