Our Team

jon chesworth
Managing Director

Jon Chesworth

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 Bevan

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 Grewal

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

Mike Garner

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.

nick wide
European Business Development Manager (B2B Manufacturing)

Nick Wide

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.

mark stewart
Director of Retail Sales

Mark Stewart

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.

paul tracey
Procurement Director

Paul Tracey

With 27 years of experience in the food industry, working in Operational, General Management and predominantly Procurement leadership roles, Paul leads the JDM Procurement team and their strong and diverse supplier base, using his strategic experience in UK and International Supplier Groups.

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