Natures Menu strengthens team as new factory gets closer

Natures Menu has strengthened its senior team with the addition of a number of appointments to the management team.

James Langan takes up the role of commercial director, Dawn Spiby has been appointed as marketing director and Richard Franklin as production manager. The trio have all joined ahead of the new £16 million processing facility in Norfolk which is due to open in September.

These appointments represent growing investment by Natures Menu in expertise to assist with the rapid growth in demand for raw and raw inspired foods, the company says. It follows the appointment of Tina Bryne as UK sales trade manager last month, and in early March, Tad Antoniak joined the business from Mars as business development manager.

Natures Menu managing director Craig Taylor said: “I am delighted to be adding to the expertise we have in the business, to continue to help drive and manage the rapid growth within the RAW sector. The interest in our Number One brand and range of products from breeders, vets, independent and national pet specialists has increased, culminating in a very successful year at Crufts with consumers and at PATS with our trade partners. The newly enhanced team will complement the existing skills in the business and help us fill the new facility at Snetterton.”

Natures Menu will open a new multimillion site at Snetterton in autumn 2017 to create further capacity for its existing portfolio as well as the operational capability to deliver new products into the market, the company adds.