"Abigail is a great asset to the company and is joining EHL at an exciting time."
Tasneem Backhouse, joint Managing Director
Stockport-based food ingredient supplier, EHL Ingredients, welcomes Abigail Blackburn into its growing team as Purchasing Assistant.
In her role Abigail will be responsible for searching the global market for quality ingredients-using market information and cost trends to make informed decisions to ensure EHL Ingredients remains competitive within the marketplace. With a degree in Biological Sciences from Bangor University, Abigail brings a passion for research as well as organisational and negotiation skills to the business.
The latest addition to the team is part of EHL Ingredients’ on-going business growth plan, aiming for sales of £7 million by the end of 2016, and brings the staff total to 30 at the head office on Broadstone Industrial Estate in Reddish, Stockport. Abigail will report to Chairman, Emma Alonzo and joint managing director, Naseem Ul-Haq.
EHL has also made a number of other promotions within the company. Natalie Daley has been appointed as Technical Manager, Susan Baron and Sherill Simm have been promoted to roles as Customer Service/Account Managers and Andrew Pickering will now act as Technical Administrator. Amanda Garnett has also been appointed as Sales Administrator.
Tasneem Backhouse, joint Managing Director, commented: “Abigail is a great asset to the company and is joining EHL at an exciting time. Her passion for research and understanding of the ingredients marketplace is set to help increase our supplier base and ensure our purchasing prices and costs to customers reflect market and global conditions. We always work hard to ensure the best possible prices for our customers, and now with Abigail’s support, we can strengthen our purchasing power and offer even more competitive prices and deals for existing and new clients.
“As we enter our twentieth year of business, we have set our sights on achieving sales of £7 million – our highest target to date. We are confident about our progress and business growth in this highly competitive marketplace and we’re delighted that Abigail will contribute to our success.”
The company supplies around 300 food ingredients and boasts a 200-strong organic range as well as over 70 custom blends. EHL Ingredients’ products are sold into the food manufacturing, wholesale, retail and catering sectors and used in end products, such as breads and bakery items, ready meals, healthy snacks and soups and sauces. They are also sold to speciality food shops, delis and organic retailers across the UK.
EHL Ingredients was awarded its fifth grade A BRC certification once again in December last year. This gives EHL’s customers the reassurance of the company’s quality and safety management processes and opens up new growth opportunities for the business.