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Our values guide us in everything we do.
Fiddes Payne is a privately-owned company with the majority of shares held by the White family. Chris White purchased the company in 1993 with Lord Aylesford and Philip Smith. Chris is a passionate foodie and highly creative and curious individual. Most of the early successes came from Chris’s passion, lateral thinking and his drive to delight customers. He did this by bringing ground breaking innovation, creativity and novel products and packaging to the market In 2009, Ben White, Chris's eldest son, invested £2.5m in Fiddes Payne to allow management to accelerate the business. Ben and his brother Jos have achieved great business success outside of Fiddes Payne by creating and ultimately selling MessageLabs to Symantec for $695m. In 2008. Jon Sutton, a partner at Dixon Wilson also invested in the business and assists with strategic financial advice. The Board remains very active in the business. The business is both well-funded and enjoys active shareholder participation in its growth.
Our Leadership Team
Norman Brodie is our CEO and came to Fiddes Payne in January of 2016. Norman is a passionate commercial leader having spent much of his career with Companies like Coca-Cola, Cadbury, Mondelez and Ford Motor Company as well as a spell running his own Consulting business.
Sanjay Davda is our Sales Director. Originally a banker, but his love of food led him to the food industry. With a blend of experience from small business to blue chip. he prides himself on building strong customer relationships putting the consumer first in the decision making process.
Caroline Hughes is our charismatic and creative Head of Marketing and Innovation and has many proud marketing and innovation achievements from her time with Gu Puds and at The Happy Egg Company amongst others.
Aga Karczmarz is our Head of Quality and Technical and is passionate about delivering outstanding product quality and integrity. Our certification standards have gone from good to great under Aga and she keeps on raising the bar! – We like that!
Vivienne Sparks runs Sapphire Lakes, a Finance Consulting Business, and acts as our spiritual leader in Strategic and Finance matters bringing discipline and drive to our team.
Catrin Weston runs Catrin Weston Consulting and brings her wealth of experience to our business in all matters HR She helps us look after our colleagues to ensure they grow with us and have fun.
Mark Rands is an independent supply chain consultant and helps guide us to fantastic levels of customer service and productivity to ensure we delight our customers
Our Colleagues are passionate and committed to quality and service. Every person in Fiddes Payne is an important member of the team and help us to be the great Company we want to be.
We love to talk to customers If you would like to buy some of our products, work with us, supply us or just give us your thoughts please contact us on : firstname.lastname@example.org
As part of our ongoing commitment to quality, our manufacturing site in Banbury has BRC accreditation.
We service our UK customers through a highly experienced and customer focused National Account Team. We also have a rapidly growing export business which we service though a combination of Sales Agents and Distributor partners who are experts in our products and their markets.
Fiddes Payne has a Preferred Supplier List (PSL) in place for the provision of Recruitment Services.
We get a lot of interest and calls from recruitment agencies and whilst we appreciate the interest you have in supporting our business, we cannot keep in touch with all of you.
We do have a preferred supplier list for the provision of recruitment services and we will not accept unsolicited CVs from suppliers not currently on our PSL. Continued unsolicited approaches will affect our decision to consider your interest in working with Fiddes Payne in the future.
We review our PSL every 12 months. If you are interested in applying to join our PSL, please send your agency contact details and terms of business to email@example.com with the subject heading PSL Application and we will contact you before the next review.