Welsh butter producer, Castle Dairies, has announced the appointment of Simon Hamblin as General Manager.
Hamblin joins the family-run business from Greencore and prior to that, Sales Director at Samworth Brothers. Hamblin boasts more than 25 years’ experience at senior levels in some of the UK’s largest food and drink businesses, including his role as Commercial Director at Greencore for over 5 years.
Hamblin will lead the company’s strategic growth as the business expands over the coming years. He will be accountable for both Operational and Commercial functions of the business and will lead the management team to develop the business further.
‘’I am very happy to announce the appointment of Simon Hamblin to the newly created position of General Managing at Castle Dairies,’’ said MD Nigel Lloyd. ‘’Simon who is originally from the Caerphilly area has had a successful career working in senior positions with some of the largest food manufacturing companies in the UK. His appointment at this exciting time for Castle Dairies will further strengthen the management team and prepare the company for future growth.’’
Castle Dairies branded products are sold across a number of supermarkets throughout the UK and abroad including Waitrose, M&S, Asda, Lidl, Morrisons and Aldi, and well as producing own label spreadable butters and block butters for many of the UK’s largest retailers nationwide.
“I am delighted to be joining Castle Dairies at what is a hugely exciting time for the business. Castle Dairies have a proven reputation for outstanding quality and service, I am very excited to be joining the business and working with the exceptional team in Caerphilly.”
“Castle Dairies has gone from strength to strength in recent years, I am looking forward to working with the business to further build upon these successes moving forward.’’