Meet the team
High performing teams delighting customers and consumers
Chief Financial Officer
Peter joined the Langmead Group in 2013 after spending more than 6 years at Natures Way Foods, one of the Group’s sister companies. Prior to that Peter held a number of commercial finance roles in travel and technology companies both in the UK and the Far East.
Peter has significant experience both in the UK and overseas in commercial finance roles, including deal structuring, M&A, IP and service provision gained across a wide range of sectors.
Landlink Estates Limited
Paul has a wealth of experience in asset management and property development.
After an eight year career in the Royal Navy, Paul took an MSc in Rural Estate Management at the Royal Agricultural University and has spent the last 20 years managing a series of diverse, commercially driven estates, latterly leading a major, privately-owned portfolio through a decade of sustained growth and considerable organisational change.
Paul joined Landlink Estates in April 2016 to enhance the assets under management and to deliver a range of exceptional development opportunities in a strategic and efficient manner. Paul thrives on drawing multi-disciplinary teams together to create first class developments.
Away from work Paul enjoys all forms of cricket whether playing or watching and trying to keep up with his three sons.
CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER, HERBS
Stephanie joined the Langmead Group in February 2018 after 25 years in commercial roles selling a range of products from baby food to sofas.
After completing a degree in Mathematics from Trinity College Cambridge, Stephanie started her career in consumer marketing with Johnson and Johnson.
She spent the next 18 years building a strong foundation in brand marketing, brand strategy and sales skills in both consultancy and client- side roles before moving to G Plan Upholstery Ltd in 2014 as Brand Director. Stephanie was quickly promoted to Commercial Director with responsibility for the Marketing, Sales and Design functions within the business and then achieved promotion to Chief Executive of the G Plan business 2 years later.
Stephanie moved to the Langmead Group taking on the role as Chief Executive of the Herbs Business Unit. She has a passion and energy for driving business vision, product innovation, building strong customer relationships and an enthusiasm for working with the team to accelerate business growth.
Scott has worked in the retail food industry for 26 years. He Joined the Langmead Group in January 2016 after a varied career working in Human Resources and Operations. He is a Chartered Member of the CIPD having obtained his Master’s Degree in Human Resource Management at the University of Portsmouth. Scott has responsibility for people and performance across the Langmead Group where the challenges of varied business units allows his passion for people to be shown in creative results focused solutions.
Scott’s operational insight gives him the ability to support business partners effectively and help them deliver high performing teams with the customer as their first priority. He has experience in implementing many innovative HR strategies in a fast paced multi-site operation and believes passionately in helping people to achieve their full potential. Scott strives to deliver a culture where opportunities are recognised and fulfilled with every member of the team given the skills and capability to succeed at Langmeads.
Nick joined Langmead Farms in October 2016 and he is a fourth generation farmer from Winchester.
After leaving Sparsholt Agricultural College in the mid 80’s, he spent 23 years with the Co-operative Group, farming businesses around the UK. He then moved on to a large Norfolk farming business where they grew a mixture of cereals along with various root crops, which also extended to grapes for dry, sparkling and still white wines.
While farming 5,500 acres and 4 contract farms in Leicester, Nick and his wife developed an education programme highlighting the importance of teaching primary school children where food is grown and cooked. After 10 years over 100,000 children have gone through the programme.
Nick is a member of the Worshipful Company of Farmers, and he has arranged the Farmers’ entry to the Lord Mayor’s Show for the last 4 years.
Head Of Supply Chain
Deborah joined Langmead Farms for a second time in 2013 when the business entered the Herb market. As Head of Supply Chain she has over 25 years’ experience of the FMCG Supply Chain, holding senior positions in companies such as CSM Bakeries, Bakkavor and New England Seafood.
Throughout her career she has been able to deliver significant sustainable business benefits in all areas, creating and delivering a clear strategic vision, whilst developing her team and building strong, long-term sustainable partnerships with customers and suppliers.
In her current role Deborah oversees the Group’s global sourcing of raw material and packaging, sourcing from seven countries on three continents.
Sales & Marketing Director, Herbs
Ronnie joined Langmead with the acquisition of Scotherbs in 2014, where he was MD. Ronnie has considerable food and drink sector experience gained in senior commercial and marketing roles across international drinks, food ingredients, aquaculture and fresh produce.
A graduate of Glasgow Caledonian and Strathclyde Universities, Ronnie is also a Business Leader member of the Marketing Society and former Vice Chair of the Food & Drink Federation in Scotland.
Ronnie’s key focus is on driving sustainable and profitable business growth by delivering increased value both to Langmead and its customers, leading the development and implementation of business strategy , effective sales and marketing plans as well as innovation and NPD activities.
Jarek joined the Langmead Group in 2005 after graduating from the University of Radom in Poland with a Masters Degree in Mechanical Engineering.
Over the years Jarek has developed his professional skills through a variety of roles in the production area and he is now the Langmead Farms Operations Manager.
In his role Jarek is responsible for operational excellence at two sites producing cut and potted herbs. He works alongside the Growing Team, Supply Chain and Commercial Team to deliver best quality produce for our customers.
Jarek has an innovative approach to manufacturing processes and he is passionate about building a continuous improvement culture.
Charlie joined the Commercial team at Langmead in January 2018 and brought with her 20 years of commercial and technical experience in the food manufacturing industry.
Graduating from Manchester Metropolitan University with a degree in Food Manufacturing Management, Charlie has worked through Process Development, Technical and Commercial at Bakkavor in the fresh prepared food sector.
Charlie developed customer relationships in long standing accounts such as Sainsbury’s, Tesco, Asda, Marks & Spencer and Co-op to deliver sustainable growth and partnerships.
In her current role she is a key influence in the Commercial team to deliver their ambitious growth plans through new business acquisition and strengthening of existing relationships.
Business Development Manager
Dawne joined Langmead Farms early in 2016 in the role of Business Development Manager within the Herb Team, bringing with her a wealth of experience in food manufacturing across a number of categories from fresh fruit to frozen desserts and sweet bakery.
Being a food lover and fearless cook, Dawne applies her passion for food with a real listening approach to customers. She has worked with some truly great organisations such as: Virgin Atlantic, Pret-a-Manger and M&S to create innovative and amazing products. This work now continues in the dynamic fresh herbs category.
Dawne joined Langmead at an exciting time for growth in the organisation and her aspirations are to bring on board new business and to strive to delight our customers with inspirational product ideas and great service.
COMMERCIAL FINANCE MANAGER
David graduated from the University of Portsmouth in 2010 with a degree in Accounting. He joined the Group in 2014 as a management accountant after working for Estee Lauder, where he gained extensive product costing experience, and for a family-owned aviation company where he gained experience in all areas of the work of a finance team.
In his role of Commercial Finance Manager, David is now responsible for providing all of the Group’s Business Units with Management Information and Commercial Support, and works closely with the Operations, Commercial and Supply Chain teams in all of the businesses to provide insight and analysis to support decision making.
David’s customer focused approach combined with his ‘can do’ attitude and an eye for detail, mean that he is able to build long-term relationships across the business.
He is currently studying for his CIMA qualification, and outside of work David enjoys playing football and watching rugby.
Group Financial Controller
Ian is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants, having originally qualified with PwC in the City. He also has a degree in Business Economics from the University of Southampton.
Ian has enjoyed a successful career in industry and commerce, and has held senior management positions in growth companies within a variety of industries, including: printing & packaging, embedded computer technology, chemicals, and industrial electronics.
He joined the Langmead Group in August 2017 and is looking forward to supporting the internal business units and helping the Group achieve its plans for further growth.
From studying Accountancy and Finance at Portsmouth University, Sonya went to work in Practice where she became a Chartered Certified Accountant in 2009. After 5 years she took a career break to travel South America for a year and since September 2012, has been the Financial Accountant for The Langmead Group.
Sonya’s role comprises of monthly balance sheet controls, accounts, tax, VAT, payroll, pensions & year end statutory audits. With her wealth of experience and dedication, Sonya brings a calm and positive attitude to the business, particularly when managing her team.
Landlink Estates Limited
Jacintha has been in the property and construction industry since 2007; she started a Post Graduate Diploma in Surveying and joined a commercial building consultancy in the City of London, where she qualified as a Chartered Building Surveyor in 2010. The core focus of activities during this time was professional work such as contract administration, party wall matters, dilapidations and defect diagnosis which supported the refurbishment of large scale offices, historic buildings and complex upgrades of occupied buildings.
Following this period Jacintha worked for a commercial developer in central London as a Project Manager, where the focus was primarily the purchase of brownfield sites for developing industrial units. Using this experience Jacintha continued to work as a Project Manager on the refurbishment of a Grade II* mansion house and surrounding estate.
After relocating to Hampshire from London in 2015, Jacintha joins us to assist in estate management and property development and will form part of the highly skilled team who strive to excel and improve in all aspects of their work.
Landlink Estates Ltd
Emma originates from Suffolk and comes from a farming family. Graduating in 2009 from the University of Brighton as a Building Surveyor she started her career working as a Wayleave Surveyor for a utilities company. Emma then progressed her career with Kingsbridge Estates, the estate management company of Robert Langmead.
Joining the Langmead Group in 2011 Emma led the management of the estates property and facilities functions during a period of structural change involving the rebranding of the groups property arm to Landlink Estates. Emma strives to continually improve property standards, management systems and processes.
Emma achieved Chartered status in 2015 as an RICS Planning and Development Surveyor. Managing a small property team she is committed to delivering a tenant focus and growth of sustainable long-term rental income for the Estate.
Emma is responsible for the management of commercial, residential and worker accommodation across the estate whilst also having an involvement in strategic planning projects.