John has more than 17 years’ experience in the fresh food sector having worked his way up from the factory line, where he first prepared broccoli and cauliflower florets, to operational and management roles.
He joined Branston as General Manager in October 2016, with responsibility for the day to day operation of all aspects of the fresh potato factory as well as short and long term planning, procurement and quality programmes. Heading up the factory team of 300, he also oversees major capital expenditure projects and strategies to reduce waste and increase productivity.
Kevin was brought up on a potato farm and he worked on the farm at weekends, grading potatoes and driving tractors from an early age. He started working for Stokes Bomford Potatoes in 1987 as a tractor/forklift driver, then moved to AR Scott in 1989.
In 1990 he joined the team at the Scotland site, when it was still WCF Potatoes, and by 1999 he had been promoted from Forklift Driver to Team Leader, then Site Manager. He took over as General Manager of the Scotland site in 2015.
Jonathan has a wealth of experience in the food sector, having performed operational and management roles at Kerry Foods Limited, QV Foods Limited, Brake Bros and Westaway Sausages Limited across a period spanning over twenty years.
Jonathan joined the company as General Manager in September 2017. He is responsible for the day to day operation of all aspects of the South West site, as well as short and long term planning, procurement, quality and health & safety programmes.