Nimbus Foods names new product development manager for inclusions and decorations ranges
UK inclusions and decorations specialist Nimbus Foods has named Craig Freshwater as the company’s new confectionery new product development manager.
As the firm revealed, he will have overall responsibility for driving product innovation and process improvement across the current product portfolio, which also includes developing product toppings. He is targeted with the delivery of parent company Meadow Foods’ strategic aim of delivering more value-adding innovation to its customer base.
Freshwater joins the company with over 30 years’ experience in sugar confectionery manufacturing, product management and the sweet-making industry. Significantly, he won a sugar Confectionery award last year at Yummex Middle East and brings with him experience from a range of industry leading businesses, including Tangerine Confectionery.
He said: “This is a fantastic opportunity to join a growing and ambitious business. I’m incredibly excited to join the Nimbus Foods team and to be involved in the development of new and exciting inclusions, decorations and toppings. Nimbus has an excellent reputation within the food manufacturing industry, and I look forward to furthering the range of quality products we are able to offer customers.”
The company operates from a BRC AA Grade factory in Dolgellau, Wales, and supplies some of the world’s best-known brands across categories such as bakery, confectionery, ice-cream, desserts and cereals. Last year, Nimbus Foods was acquired by Meadow Foods as part of a strategy to grow the group of businesses through organic expansion and acquisition.
Mark Chantler, CEO of Meadow Foods, adds: “We are delighted to welcome Craig to the Nimbus Foods team. His wealth of experience will complement the team and allow us to further develop our expertise in sweet inclusions as well as to bring new and exciting products to the market.”
Meadow Foods is an award-winning company that operates from four BRC AA accredited sites in Chester, Peterborough, Holme-on-Spalding Moor and Dolgellau where they manufacture value added ingredients 7 days a week for some of the UK’s best known food manufacturers. The company currently employs more than 430 people and handles in excess of 550 million litres of milk each year direct from its network of dedicated milk producers across the UK.