Our Managing Directors

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Our Managing Directors

Simon Ball - Jacksons

Simon became MD of our bakery, Jacksons, in February 2014.

He has worked with us for a number of years, serving as MD of our Wigan salad business, Hazeldene, between 2007 and 2012 and Group MD Corporate Development between 2012 and 2013.

He then left us for a year to take up the role of Managing Director (Finished Goods) at International Procurement and Logistics Ltd (IPL) before rejoining us as Jacksons’ MD in 2014.

Like a number of our senior colleagues Simon has studied the Advanced Management Programme at Harvard Business School in the US.

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Tim Proudlove - MyFresh

Tim joined the Group in 2014, initially as Chief Operations Officer of MyFresh. He was appointed Managing Director of MyFresh in May 2017.

Tim has a strong background in the fresh produce industry, working for Florette, Greencore and RF Brookes Limited before joining the Group.

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Hannah Shipton - Abel & Cole


Hannah was appointed Managing Director of Abel Cole in October 2016. With a background in retail management, Hannah joined our organic online retailer in 2006.

Since then she has led the customer service team, run sales and marketing as a director and more recently been the deputy managing director.

Hannah is hugely passionate about our Abel & Cole brand and is leading the business to delight customers with an exciting and innovative product range and a fantastic shopping experience.

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