The Real Good Food Company plc is a leading UK bakery, ingredient and sugar group, offering a wide range of products to grocery retailers, wholesalers and manufacturers.
The company was incorporated in February 2003 in the United Kingdom originally as an investment holding company to facilitate the acquisition of companies or businesses operating in the food sector. Its main country of operation is the United Kingdom. Following the hive up of the subsidiary companies, The Real Good Food Company plc is now a publicly quoted UK food group trading in the food sector.
The Real Good Food Company plc has at its heart an entrepreneurial spirit supported by a solid understanding of commercial realties, with its focus on the essentials of success; service excellence, innovation and customer development. Through progressive and productive partnerships with customers the company is creating a recipe for success and a solid platform for future growth.
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The Real Good Food Company plc [RGFC] is focused on achieving growth for all our stakeholders. As we move forward we will concentrate on developing our assets to take advantage of the commercial opportunities arising within the UK food sector. RGFC is committed to providing our customers with the ingredients for their success. The Real Good Food Company plc [RGFC] is focused on achieving growth for all our stakeholders. As we move forward we will concentrate on developing our assets to take advantage of the commercial opportunities arising within the UK food sector. RGFC is committed to providing our customers with the ingredients for their success.
RGFC was incorporated in February 2003 in the United Kingdom. The main purpose of the company is to facilitate the acquisition of companies or businesses operating in the food sector, and the main country of operation is the United Kingdom. Following the hive up of the subsidiary companies, RGFC is now a publicly quoted UK food group trading in the food sector.
Since our inception as a Food Group the landscape of the food sector has changed and subsequently the Group and its markets have evolved. RGFC has at its heart an entrepreneurial spirit supported by a solid understanding of commercial realties, with focus on the essentials of success; service excellence, innovation and customer development. Through progressive and productive partnerships with our customers we are creating a recipe for success and a solid platform
RGFC owns the largest independent non-refining distributor of sugar in Europe in the form of Napier Brown Foods, and is also a supplier of bakery ingredients and a manufacturer of sweet bakery products for a range of major retail customers through the Renshaw and Haydens operations. Through the newly re-launched Garrett ingredients, RGFC can also supply a full and varied range of dairy and more specialist ingredients. Plus the revitalisation of the R&W Scott brand with an exciting new range of naturally sweet retail jams due to appear in supermarkets later this year.
Our current trading divisions are:
Operating out of its Liverpool facility Renshaw is a leading manufacturer of high quality food ingredients, primarily to the baking sector both in the UK and for export with a strong reputation for quality, consistency and innovation.
From its facility at Normanton, near Leeds, Napier Brown sources sugar from the UK, mainland Europe and worldwide, supplying customers in the UK across all market sectors: manufacturing, retail, wholesale and foodservice.
Based at Thornbury, near Bristol, Garrett sources dairy and other specialist food ingredients from across the UK, Eire and continental Europe for supply (along with sugar sourced from Napier Brown) to large, medium and small food manufacturing businesses across the UK.
From its site in Devizes, Wiltshire, Haydens Bakery produces an extensive range of high added value, hand finished, ambient, chilled and frozen patisserie and dessert products to retail and foodservice customers. Through its Hopton Distribution subsidiary, it also consolidates distribution of bakery products from other manufacturers to Waitrose.
At its Carluke facility south-east of Glasgow produces chocolate coatings and sauces, jams and dry powder blends for the industrial, retail, wholesale and foodservice markets.
Pieter Totté - (Executive Chairman)
Pieter Totté founded RGFC in 2003 and acted as Non Executive Chairman until November 2009 when he assumed the role of Executive Chairman. Since then Pieter has led the growth plan for RGFC and remains very hands on with all the businesses in the group. Pieter has built a strong management team who are implementing the exciting growth plans for RGFC. Pieter is very experienced in the food sector and has driven growth and shareholder value in a number of public and private companies.
Mike McDonough - (Group Finance Director)
Aged 53, joined the Renshaw business in 1989 as management accountant when the business was owned by the Schwartau Group. He was appointed Finance Director in 1993 holding this role as the business developed and expanded under the ownership of the Swiss based Hero Group. He was appointed Group Finance Director of RGFC plc in 2009.
Patrick Ridgwell - (Non-Executive Deputy Chairman)
Aged 66, has extensive experience of the sugar industry and other food sectors, having acquired and developed a number of food businesses during his career. He joined Napier Brown & Company in 1964, became a director in 1969 and Managing Director in 1972, following its acquisition of his family interests in 1970. He is Chairman of Napier Brown Holdings Limited which is controlled by family interests. He is also a director of Napier Brown Ingredients Limited.
Peter Salter - (Non-Executive Director)
Aged 63, is a financial and business consultant with much experience over the past ten years within the food sector and AIM as a Non-Executive Director. Previously in practice for 20 years as a tax partner with Chartered Accountants Crowe Clark Whitehill, latterly as CEO, he moved on in 1998 to pursue a career in international corporate consultancy where he advised on a number of mergers, acquisitions and fundraisings, working in the process with various financial institutions in the UK and USA. He is chairman of the Audit and Remuneration Committees of the Group.
Christopher Thomas - (Non-Executive Director)
Aged 67, qualified as a chartered accountant in 1969. In 1973 he joined Breakmate Limited, a vending business, which was admitted to the Unlisted Securities Market in 1984. He joined the Napier Brown Foods Group in 1992 as Group Finance Director and was involved in the day-to-day operations of the Group and before becoming Chief Executive Officer of Napier Brown Foods. He is a Non-Executive Director of AG Thames Ltd.
Heather Billington - Group HR Director
A Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development, Heather joined the Renshaw business in 1981 and was appointed Human Resources Manager in 1990. She continued to hold this role for the wider business throughout the subsequent changes in ownership and business structure. In 2007 Heather was appointed Group HR Manager for the Real Good Food Company plc before being appointed Group HR Director in January 2009.
Andrew Brown - Group Brand and Marketing Director
Andrew joined Napier Brown Foods as Managing Director in August 2008. He has over 30 years’ experience within the food industry; he was Marketing Director at British Bakeries and Manor Bakeries and then Managing Director at both Manor Bakeries and RHM Cereals. He moved to his current role in June 2012 to shape and develop Group branding and marketing.
David Wright - Group Operations Director
David has had food manufacturing in his blood for the whole of his career. He began as a Graduate Trainee with United Biscuits in 1978, after ten years he moved to Northern Foods as Factory Manager for Park Cake Bakeries. 3 years later David moved to Campbells, becoming Operations Director and then joined Tetley as UK Operations Director managing significant changes to the business operations.
David joined The Real Good Food Company in 2006 as Operations Director of Renshaw and then of RenshawNapier. In early 2012 he was invitedto join the Real Good Food Company management board as Group Operations Director. David's new role, is to manage and implement the strategic projects and deliver the operational needs of the business to meet the future growth plans.
Information taken from Company website 25/10/2012
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