Kirkham-based Kepak Convenience Foods, which operates in the UK’s £463m Hot, Quick & Tasty food category, is enhancing its new product development team with the appointment of Alison Yates to the new role of Innovations Manager.
Reporting to Marketing Director John Armstrong, Alison will be responsible for researching and developing new ways in which Kepak can bring new products to market, with a focus on the use of new technologies.
Mr Armstrong said: “Successful NPD is one of the platforms on which this business is built. Alison will be responsible for identifying and developing new processes and systems that will enable us to bring even more innovative new products to market, enabling us to accelerate the growth of the Hot, Quick & Tasty food category. ”
Alison’s previous experience includes working for six years at Heinz in research and development and operations.
Before that she worked for Cargill Flavour Systems as a development technologist, for Bundaberg Brewed Drinks in Queensland, Australia and spent five years with A G Barr in research and development.