May 2014

Drayton Partners secure new MD for European food business

Senoble, the leading European dairy business, recently secured a new Managing Director for their UK subsidiary with the support of Drayton Partners. Senoble is a €1bn turnover French organisation with operations across Europe. Marc Senoble, the private owner, insisted on a French speaker in the role, a rare skill in the UK food industry.

We conducted an extensive search across the UK and France, ultimately providing a strong shortlist of people from both countries but also the Middle East. The successful candidate, Andy Peck, had an excellent retail background having worked at Tesco for over 20 years including 2 years in France for them. This was complemented by a highly relevant period leading the UK Discovery Foods business.

Andy has subsequently used Drayton Partners a number of times to recruit for his own team.

He commented:

"I have found Drayton Partners easy to work with as they are efficient and really focus on the client′s requirements. They have great insight and understanding of career management and also of the recruitment process. It is clearly not a numbers game for Drayton Partners, and they have a much more intelligent approach, ensuring every candidate is a close fit against the brief. They go a long way to ensuring that every candidate is a good potential match from both sides".