Richard W.

Sales & Marketing Director | Food Production

United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Commercial and Marketing Director leadership • Commercial. Marketing and NPD/ Innovation leader gained in major blue chip FMCG businesses. • A leader and influencer, excited by business growth and tr...see more

  • Digital & Broadcast Media
  • Food & Beverage
  • Logistics & Supply Chain Distribution


  • Pre-vetted expert
  • Confirmed hourly rate
  • Available on short notice


Sales and Marketing Director

Zwanenberg Food UK Ltd
5 years
Current position
Jun 2017 - Present
With 1,800 employees and sales of of 540 million euros, Zwanenberg is one of the leading European producers and exporters of meats, preserved meat, snacks, soups, sauces, vegetarian and...see more

Commercial and Marketing Specialist / Managing Director

1 year
Feb 2016 - Jun 2017
MealTrak is a leading Market Research Agency in London • Launched new Food To Go continuous research panel of 16,000 consumers • Programme sponsored by Greencore Food to Go • Market and...see more

Sales & Marketing Director

Samworth Brothers (Walkers Sausage Co)
2 years
Jan 2014 - Mar 2016
Lead the £56m Premium Sausage business unit Supplying Tesco Finest Sausage and Waitrose Premium Sausage. • One of three new Directors recruited to re-energise a failing division • Leadi...see more

Commercial Consultant

5 months
Jan 2013 - Jun 2013
£100m prepared salads, stir fry and prepared fruit business. • Primary focus on developing the business base with Tesco • Collaborative joint business planning with Tesco team • Develop...see more

Head of Cheese Marketing (Consultant)

Milk Link (Arla)
9 months
Apr 2012 - Jan 2013
Leading the marketing department of the UK’s largest cheese manufacturer (£500m). • Restructured the team to deliver a more innovation driven and customer facing purpose • Rewrote the b...see more

Commercial and Category Marketing Business Consultant

Tulip ltd
2 years
Aug 2010 - Mar 2012
Tulip Ltd. is an integrated prepared foods supplier with 12 fresh and value-added operations. Tulip Limited employees more than 6,000 people and provides a wide range of innovative, qua...see more

Business Development Director (Consultant)

Dawn Meats
1 year
Dec 2008 - Dec 2009
Dawn Meats is the supplier of choice to a range of leading super market, food service and manufacturing businesses, exporting to 48 countries. Dawn Meats employs 1,800 members across 10...see more


Fairways Consulting
6 years
Mar 2008 - Dec 2013
Consultancy business focusing on the UK food industry working on long and short term projects for major UK and global multinationals Established US based property management business ma...see more

Commercial & Marketing Director

Grampian Country Food Group
2 years
Dec 2005 - Feb 2008
Leading the Commercial, Marketing and NPD functions at the Haverhill pork business unit Created a new focused commercial, marketing and NPD strategy for the site to ring fence and vigor...see more

Director of Brand

Grampian Country Food Group
2 years
Jun 2002 - Aug 2004
Recruited by a new CEO to introduce Category Management to the Group a significant strategic partner to Tesco, Sainsbury’s and ASDA manufacturing Chilled Ready Meals, Cooked Meats and S...see more

Commercial Director

RF Brookes (RHM Premier)
2 years
Dec 1999 - Sep 2001

Marketing Director

Oscar Mayer
3 years
May 1997 - Dec 1999
Leading Manufacturer of Chilled Meals for Sainsbury's

Industries, roles and expertise

Industry experience

  • Digital & Broadcast Media
  • Food & Beverage
  • Logistics & Supply Chain Distribution


  • Market Research
  • Business Strategy
  • Business Development
  • Marketing
  • Management
  • Sales
  • Budgeting
  • Sales Management
  • Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
  • Marketing Research
  • Product Development