Our Team

JON CHESWORTH

MANAGING DIRECTOR

With a Degree in Food Technology, a Masters in Marketing and an MBA complementing his 32 years of experience, Jon has a wealth of knowledge and expertise across the food industry.

 

DARREN BEVAN

COMMERCIAL DIRECTOR

Darren has 21 years experience in Account and National Account Management. At JDM, Darren looks after fresh, chilled and frozen products including exotic vegetables in the manufacturing sector.

 MANDEEP GREWAL

TECHNICAL DIRECTOR

Mandeep has built up an in-depth knowledge of produce, high care, high risk and ambient stable products over 20 years in the food industry. At JDM, he is heavily involved with retail, foodservice and manufacturing customers.

 

MIKE GARNER

DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS

With over 30 years of operational experience, Mike is also technically qualified with a postgraduate Food Technology, Food Science & Microbiology.
He has expertise in Cook-chill Ready meals, Fresh Produce, Red meat & Poultry processing, Pastry & Pasta products, Ambient stable & Cooked ingredients. 

JULIA WHELDON

DIRECTOR OF PROCUREMENT 

With over 20 years of experience in the food industry, Julia directs JDM’s procurement of fresh, frozen and ambient food ingredients in addition to all packaging and ancillary procurement; driving strategic relationships with our diverse supply base and ensuring innovation is delivered to the commercial teams.

 

MARK STEWART

DIRECTOR OF RETAIL SALES

Mark has worked in the Food & Drinks industry for over 15 years, from Business Development roles to Senior Account Management and Leadership roles. Mark directs JDM’s Multiple Retail business in Whole Head Produce, driving our strategic partnerships within the sector and manages our business development into Added-Value Retail.

  

 NICK WIDE

EUROPEAN BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT MANAGER (B2B MANUFACTURING)

Nick has nearly 20 years experience in Account and National Account Management, having supplied a wide range of food solutions including cooked and raw meat, poultry, fish, ready meals, soups and sauces and retail butchery. He has a strong knowledge of ingredients, including specialist ingredients such as spice extracts, anti-oxidants and encapsulated ingredients.

 

MARTIN MURRAY

BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT MANAGER (RETAIL)

Martin has worked in the Food Industry for 20 years across a diverse product range from snacks and sushi to ice cream. At JDM, Martin drives the business's added value products in line with retailers' agendas, launching amazing additions to the market place.

 

 

 

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