As a company we recognise each team member’s goals and aspirations as well as the needs of our business.

Whether team members are new or have been working with us for some time we are committed to helping them to develop to meet their full potential. We enjoy celebrating both individual and company success together.

Our Board of Directors

David Gray
Managing Director, Argent Group Europe Ltd

David Gray

Mark Culley
Managing Director, The Orchard Fruit Company & OrchardWorld

Mark Culley

Matt Hancock
Managing Director, Norton Folgate

Matt Hancock

Robin Dawson
Finance Director, Poupart Ltd

Robin Dawson

Commercial & Procurement

Sam Trebbick
Commercial Manager, OrchardWorld
Sam has been in the food industry for over 20 years, initially in chilled salads and ready meals, but the majority of this in fresh produce (vegetables and subsequently fruit). Sam’s experience lies in commercial and customer management and strategic business development.

Sam Trebbick

Tom Waterman
Snr Commercial Manager, Norton Folgate

Tom Waterman

Sam Carter
Supply Chain Manager, Norton Folgate

Sam Carter

Ian Hall
Procurement Director, OrchardWorld
Ian brings with him a degree in Applied Physics and over 20 years worth of experience. He started his career with one of the big five UK retailers and now stands as our procurement Director.

Ian Hall

Dan Masters
Procurement Manager, Norton Folgate

Dan Masters

Alan Griffiths
Commercial & Procurement Exec, OrchardWorld
Alan first joined the company in 1991, and has been involved with the UK Top Fruit industry for over 30 years. A former Hadlow College fruit student and some years working in both orchard and pack house production have allowed a depth of knowledge that bodes well with the company’s UK procurement operation.

Alan Griffiths

Nicole Corrigan
Stock & Procurement Executive, OrchardWorld
Nicole joined the company in 2013 and brings over 23 years of sales, procurement and stock management to the fruit industry.

Nicole Corrigan

Mila Kurpeikiene

Mila Kurpeikiene

Ana Lucia Suarez Lozano
Packaging & Order Controller, OrchardWorld
Ana joined OrchardWorld in 2017 and brings over three years experience in logistics as well as a degree in Industrial Engineering in Quality. Having previously specialised in the supply chain between Mexico and the United States, Ana has joined OrchardWorld as Packaging and Order Controller.

Ana Lucia Suarez Lozano

Operations & Logistics

Mark Freeman
Operations Manager, Norton Folgate

Mark Freeman

Rafal Ostas
Product Manager, Norton Folgate

Rafal Ostas

Gosia Przybyszewska
Product Manager, Norton Folgate

Gosia Przybyszewska

Vasile Rimboiu
Stock & QA Inspector, Norton Folgate

Vasile Rimboiu

Piotr Kowal
Product Manager, Norton Folgate

Piotr Kowal

Tina Sahota
Logistics Manager, OrchardWorld
Tina has been involved in the fruit industry for over 25 years and has been active in many roles including procurement, sales, logistics and administration. Prior to settling in to an office role in 1990, Tina picked and packed UK fruit for local South East growers. She joined OrchardWorld in 2000 bringing with her an all round wealth of experience with her.

Tina Sahota

Jonathan Cumming
Logistics Controller, OrchardWorld
Jonathan joined OrchardWorld in 2011 bringing with him over 13 years experience in world wide freight forwarding and logistics through out the United Kingdom and Europe.

Jonathan Cumming

Technical

Bruce McGlashan
Head of Technical, The Orchard Fruit Company

Bruce McGlashan

Robert Skinner
Technical Manager, OrchardWorld
Robert studied Commercial Horticulture at Writtle College University. He joined Orchard World in 2017 with 19 years’ experience in the Fresh Produce industry working in products and countries around the world.

Robert Skinner

Michal Litwinczuk
QA Manager, Norton Folgate

Michal Litwinczuk

Simon Chiverrell
QA Technician, OrchardWorld
Simon has been part of our technical team since 2005 and has worked in the fresh produce industry since 2004, specialising in Top Fruit quality and specification systems. Having a Computer Science degree he is able to offer quality support in wide range of areas.

Simon Chiverrell

Jurgita Juskeviciene
Quality Controller, OrchardWorld

Jurgita Juskeviciene

Monika Kazlauskaite
Quality Controller, OrchardWorld
Monika joined the company in 2017 as part of the quality team and brings over 4 years of experience working across top, stone and soft fruit

Monika Kazlauskaite

Finance

Chris Walker
Financial Controller, Norton Folgate

Chris Walker

Teresa Cox
Financial Controller, OrchardWorld
Teresa is a qualified CIMA Accountant. She has been with OrchardWorld since 2002. She currently manages the Finance team of five.

Teresa Cox

Julie Strutt
Management Accountant, OrchardWorld

Julie Strutt

Melanie Ash
Purchase Ledger Supervisor, OrchardWorld
Melanie has got nine years’ experience working in accounts and joined the OrchardWorld finance department in 2015 as purchase ledger supervisor.

Melanie Ash

Jenny Hallam
Purchase Ledger Clerk, OrchardWorld
Jenny joined OrchardWorld in 1999, previously working for a company in the same industry for 12 years. As part of her role she offers exceptional customer service, being the friendly face for visitors as first point of contact.

Jenny Hallam

Rachel Fradgley
Sales/Purchase Ledger, Norton Folgate
Rachel joined the Company late 2016 and has previously worked in various accounts positions. She is studying CIMA to enhance future roles.

Rachel Fradgley

Liason & Business Improvement Executive

Denise joined the Company as Liaison & Business Improvement Executive and is based at OrchardWorld in Colchester. She works across all businesses and sectors to undertake projects and provide support to The Orchard Fruit Company and its divisions.

Human Resources

Kathryn Chambers
HR Manager
Kathryn heads up the HR function and works together with the leaders and managers of the business to seek, appoint, retain and grow talent. Kathryn has been in HR for 11 years, working in a variety of industries including, financial services, Healthcare, local government, property investment and now fresh produce. Kathryn is a Chartered Member of the CIPD with expertise in recruitment, reorganisation and restructure, TUPE, a variety of ER issues and champions employee engagement.

Kathryn Chambers

Charlotte Hack
HR Advisor
Charlotte is our HR Advisor and brings with her 18 years of HR knowledge and expertise across a number of industries and works with our HR Manager to ensure the right talent is brought into the business, that they are nurtured, developed and rewarded.

Charlotte Hack

Our Human Resources team are committed to supporting the business operation, company vision and its employees through people related activities and initiatives.

The team work collaboratively with senior management to help implement effective human resource practice and with our employees to address their needs, objectives and aspirations.

They provide a range of services which include the following;

  • HR Advice, Policy and Support
  • HR Administration and Information Management
  • Recruitment and Induction
  • Employee Wellbeing
  • Pension, Payroll and Benefit Coordination
  • Performance Management, Development and Training

The team also supports Health & Safety, HR System Implementation and Development, Corporate Responsibility and Company Communications.

Information Technology

The Orchard Fruit Company's IT team provides robust, progressive and advanced core systems through considered system selection & redundancy.

IT provides a service both internally across the Group and also integration services to 3rd parties such as customers, 3rd party packers and growers/suppliers. The department has a long term IT strategy in place which covers 5 main areas; infrastructure, support, software development, data science and system analysis.

The systems in place are Microsoft Dynamics Nav and bespoke applications. The bespoke applications have been developed in house and gives control and flexibility. These systems enable us to have full integration with our suppliers and packers.

Regular upgrades/refreshes ensure that the latest technologies are in use. Resilience is provided in all areas. In the event that a site is compromised a dedicated cloud based Disaster Recovery facility is on standby for implementation. Critical systems will be available within 4 hours and all others will be back on line within 24 hours. Due to the investments made The Orchard Fruit Company have the IT capacity to match a substantial increase in turnover.