Carr’s Flour

Sales Manager

Based alongside the River Chelmer in Essex, c45 minutes’ drive from the east side of the M25 and Greater London, Carr’s Maldon, part of the Whitworth Bros Ltd Group, has been milling on site since 1896. Specialising in niche and bespoke products, including chapatti and flatbread flour, the mill sources 60,000 tonnes per year of wheat, the majority of which is grown within a 30-mile radius of the site by farmers with whom the business has long standing and in some cases, exclusive relationships.

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Innocent Drinks

Head of Operations

Innocent Drinks is one of the most famous success stories within the UK consumer sector in the last 20 years with an iconic brand and culture that has allowed the business to grow year on year.

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Cawood Scientific

Group Managing Director & Group Technical Operations Director

Eden Search & Select were invited to present their approach, network and track record to the Chair and outgoing Owners and were chosen as the right partner for the project. Which was to find and recruit a Group Managing Director and Group Technical & Operations Director as the existing leadership team were transitioning to Non-Executive roles on the Board.

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Fram Farmers

Chief Executive Officer

The newly appointed Group Chairman, embarking on his new vision for Fram Farmers set Eden the extremely challenging task in a very tight skills market, of finding a new CEO who had excellent commercial and industry experience.

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Greenyard Fresh UK

Managing Director

Greenyard is a global market leader of fresh and frozen fruit & vegetables, flowers and plants. Due to a retirement, Eden Search & Select was approached by the Group HR Director to lead the confidential search for a new Managing Director of the UK fresh business.

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Whites Recycling

Managing Director

Over recent years, Eden Search & Select has developed a close relationship with Whites Recycling, part of the ReGen group of companies, exclusively working with them to identify future senior management for the business.

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NIAB

Chief Financial Officer

Based in Cambridge and East Malling, Kent, NIAB is the UK’s fastest growing crop science organisation, employing around 400 people and providing research, scientific services and technical advice to a diverse customer base which includes Government departments, research councils, levy bodies, charitable trusts and the agri-food industry.

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Agrovista

Strategic Partnership

Agrovista UK business is part of Agrovista BV, a leading European organisation in the field, itself part of the international Marubeni Corporation. This makes Agrovista UK a significant UK supplier of crop protection inputs and advice, with around 20% of the crop protection market. Having a Strategic Partnership with this leading agricultural service business is highly demanding but greatly rewarding as we continue to deliver great talent across the organisation.

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Stonegate

Chief Financial Officer

Stonegate have been operating for over 90 years and are a thriving professional and innovative business. On a daily basis they deliver eggs straight from the hen house right across the country to some of the most exclusive restaurants and many of the leading supermarkets.

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Gü Puds

Marketing Director

Gü Puds is a delicious premium pudding brand that has had huge success from it’s early days. Founded by James Averdieck in 2003, and sold to Noble Foods in 2010, today it is estimated that a Gü Pud is now eaten somewhere in the world every two seconds!

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Carr’s Group Plc

Strategic Partnership

Carr’s Group is an international leader in the provision of essential industrial services focused on the Agriculture and Engineering sectors. The Agriculture division comprises 42 country retail stores, providing a one-stop shop for farmers, as well as serving the needs of the local community. It also includes animal feed manufacturers in the UK, USA and Germany. The division designs and manufactures bespoke equipment and provides technical engineering services into the nuclear, petrochemical, oil and gas,pharmaceutical, process and renewable energy industries, including robotic and remote handling equipment. Based in the UK, US & Germany, it distributes to clients worldwide.

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Green Gourmet

Managing Director

Green Gourmet creates dynamic and healthy eating food brands and supplies a large range of high welfare meal solutions for UK food service markets driven with a constant focus on delivering creative, trusted and responsive innovation to its customers. This is recognised globally as they won the Queen’s Award for Enterprise in 2017 – the UK’s highest accolade for business success.

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Future Biogas

Operations Director

Future Biogas  is one of the UK’s leading developers and operators of biogas plants, fed with energy crops and agricultural waste products with a strong reputation for professionalism in the biogas industry and proven experience of both CHP and gas injection facilities.

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Hummingbird Technologies

Commercial Director

Hummingbird Technologies are an award winning artificial intelligence business, using imagery and data analytics from drone and satellite technology, along with proprietary algorithms, to provide farmers with 2cm/pixel maps of their crops at a canopy level, and at critical decision making junctions in the season.

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Azotic Technologies

Scientific Agronomy Manager USA

Azotic Technologies specialises in natural nitrogen which helps address the problem of nitrogen pollution. Their technology provides every cell in the plant with the ability to fix its own nitrogen from the air. By reducing nitrogen fertiliser application it offers a significant cost benefit to the grower.

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Newcastle University

Farms Director

Within its school of Natural and Environment Sciences Newcastle University has a number of agricultural facilities
that allow it to research and teach across its two sites, Cockle Park and Nafferton Farm.

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Ramsden International

Sales Director

Ramsden International is a leading exporter of British food and drink from the UK and sells products to retailers, wholesalers and distributors in 133 countries across the world.

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PDM Produce

Managing Director

Established in 1991, PDM is a private family-owned company based in Shropshire. They are recognised as an innovative and dynamic organisation and one that has achieved rapid growth and an enviable market position in their sector.

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Barfoots of Botley

Operations Director

Over 40 years ago, Barfoots started life as a small family farm with a handful of people and a modest range of crops. Today, they are a global farming and food business working thousands of acres and employing thousands of people around the world to grow, process, pack and market a range of fresh produce.

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Swancote Foods

Business Unit Director

Swancote Foods was established in 1995 after an opportunity was identified for the manufacture of cooked potato ingredients. In 2007 Greenvale AP, one of the UK’s leading suppliers of fresh potatoes acquired Swancote Foods completing their vertically integrated supply chain. The purchase of the business created an opportunity to convert unsuitable retail potatoes into high quality prepared potato ingredients.

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CHAP Non-Executive Chairman

Crop Health and Protection (CHAP) Ltd is one of four UK Agri-Tech Centres launched under BEIS supported by Innovate UK and established in 2015. As a unique, independent nexus between UK government, researchers and industry, CHAP builds innovation networks to identify and accelerate the development of cutting-edge solutions to drive transformative change in sustainable crop productivity.

Eden Search & Select was invited to find a shortlist of industry renowned and experienced Non-Executive Chairs to lead the Board and support the business as it strikes a balance between driving the commercialisation of the CHAP capabilities as well as influence key stakeholders and provide the CHAP Executive the resources and strategic clarity to succeed in accelerating its growth.

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McCreath Simpson & Prentice

Fertiliser Director

McCreath Simpson & Prentice is the agricultural trading division of Simpsons Malt Limited, a world leader in the malting industry for over 150 years. Based in Berwick-upon-Tweed, Northumberland, the company has been led by the expertise of five generations of the Simpson family. The Simpsons have worked alongside the region’s farming families to produce consistently high-quality products.

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Carr’s Flour

Site Quality Manager

Based alongside the River Chelmer in Essex, c45 minutes’ drive from the east side of the M25 and Greater London, Carr’s Maldon, part of the Whitworth Bros Ltd Group, has been milling on site since 1896. Specialising in niche and bespoke products, including chapatti and flatbread flour, the mill sources 60,000 tonnes per year of wheat, the majority of which is grown within a 30-mile radius of the site by farmers with whom the business has long standing and in some cases, exclusive relationships.

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Produce Investments Ltd.

Specialist Interim Solutions for a Specialist Market

Eden and Produce Investments have worked in partnership since 2012 across the range of businesses within the group. As the partnership between the two businesses developed, it became clear Eden could support Produce Investments’ specialist interim requirements.

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