Stockport ingredient supplier recruits new Technical Manager
Stockport-based food ingredient supplier, EHL Ingredients, has welcomed a new recruit into its growing team. Eimear Tubritt, joins as Technical Manager and is responsible for product specifications, overseeing all quality and food safety procedures and ensuring all food standards policies are met.
Eimear brings many years’ experience to the EHL team. Prior to her appointment at EHL, she held roles at a range of high profile companies within the food and drink sector, including Bright Blue Foods, Ryvita, Cadbury and Cow & Gate Baby.
She will report into sales director, Tasneem Backhouse, to ensure EHL’s high standards are maintained in the UK and from overseas suppliers. She will create, amend and adapt product specifications, both for existing ingredients and new herb and spice blends, as well as oversee all quality systems to ensure they meet regulatory standards.
Eimear’s appointment takes EHL Ingredients’ staff total to 28 at its Stockport head office.
The last 12 months have seen some landmark developments from EHL Ingredients including the launch of a new range of 80 ingredients blends, the purchase of an additional 6,000 square metre warehouse facility on the Broadstone Industrial Estate, as well as reaching year-end sales figures of £5.8 million, the strongest sales figures to date.
Welcoming Eimear to the team, Tasneem Backhouse, sales director at EHL Ingredients, says: “Eimear will be a great asset to the team as we increase our supplier base and extend our product portfolio and our range of blends. Her knowledge of policies and standards in the food industry will support us across the whole company to ensure we continue to deliver high quality products. Last year was our most successful to date as we hit our £5.8 million sales target and Eimear joins us during a positive period as we have solid growth plan for 2015 and beyond.
“We are confident about our progress as a business and have consolidated our position in this highly competitive market place. Eimear will play a vital role in EHL’s growth and overall customer offering.”
EHL Ingredients supplies high quality conventional and organic products from all over the world to the food manufacturing industry including spices, seasoning, herbs, seeds and dried fruits, nuts, lentils and vegetables. EHL currently offers around 300 food ingredients and boasts a 200-strong organic range as well as over 80 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.
The company was awarded its fourth 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.
To find out more about EHL Ingredients, visit www.ehl-ingredients.co.uk, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0161 480 7902.