More growth at chilled food producer’s HQ

Sam Reed and Alistair Whitaker.
Sam Reed and Alistair Whitaker.

Fresh chilled food producer Freshtime UK continues to grow with two new appointments at its headquarters in Boston.

Alistair Whitaker and Sam Reed are the latest additions to the team at Freshtime as former Florette Chief Executive Mark Newton continues his ambitious plans for growth. They join as category manager and graduate development technologist respectively.

Alistair, 45, from Sleaford, started his career as an accountant but during a spell with Asda he became a pricing analyst. He continued to work in analysis at Punch Supply and then as a trading information analyst at Morrisons.

His most recent roles took him to Empire World Trade, Winchester Growers, and Worldwide Fruit. In April 2009, Alistair returned to Winchester Growers, where he has remained for the last six years.

Sam Reed, 21, recently graduated from Manchester University with a 2:1 in Food Technology. During his course, he gained work-based experience as a QA auditor and technical assistant.

“I’m really looking forward to putting into practice all that I learnt at university and am keen to make a career in new product development at Freshtime,” he said.

Freshtime’s managing director Mark Newton said: “I’m delighted with all our new recruits. We are progressively building a team with a really strong skill set, and our performance as a business is going from strength to strength as a result.”