who we are

Philip Chatfield

Managing Director

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Philip established Integrated Food Projects in 2002 after being involved in the delivery of complex, multi-disciplinary projects across a wide range of industry sectors. His experience in the delivery of food industry projects covers a 25+ year period working in both in the UK and overseas. This enables him to convert clients’ aspirations and desires into reality through a process of implementation which is technically, contractually and logistically sound. He is particularly adept at liaising with clients and in-house management teams at all levels, safeguarding and maintaining the client's interests at all times. He has steadily developed the company and core team with sustained growth since the company’s formation.

Andy Tebbutt

Operations Director

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In his 20+ years in the construction industry, Andy has spent 15 years on food industry projects. Andy is experienced in delivering varied and complex projects in challenging operational environments. A grounding in the construction industry on large high profile projects has ensured Andy has a sound base of construction and contract management. An eye for detail and an ethos of quality in all aspects ensure demanding clients receive the level of service they deserve. In his role as Operations Director, Andy oversees all projects which are implemented by IFP.

Gary Appleby

Senior Project Manager

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Gary has 25+ years experience specifically in the food industry working for some of the major manufacturers in the UK. An early background in electrical engineering has been expanded during his time as Engineering Manager in a number of food production facilities within the Northern Foods and Samworth Brothers Groups. Gary has a detailed knowledge of modern food manufacture and facility design and construction. His knowledge of process management, particularly the understanding of its effects on maintenance and repair of equipment and site facilities, ensures he effectively manages detailed capital projects with particular focus on the complete life cycle aspects of the schemes he implements.

Ed Keenan

Process Specialist

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Ed has played a key role in major food industry projects including several greenfield site projects for blue chip clients around the globe. Ed has experience working for other specialist consultancy firms serving the food industry, and is particularly adept at taking a project from initial ideas through the feasibility and concept stage, including carrying out capacity planning exercises to satisfy production needs. Also experienced in ERP/MRP/MES set-ups as well as the creation of bespoke interactive modelling systems and dashboard reporting tools.

Matthew Carr

Client Solutions


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Matthew is an experienced Client Solutions professional with 10 years+ experience within the food manufacturing, retail and construction industries. Over the last four years Matthew has delivered project resource solutions for Blue Chip food and beverage manufacturers both in the UK and Internationally. Prior to this, Matthew held operational and project management positions with businesses including Aldi, B&Q and St Gobain.

He is passionate about understanding client projects and working with them to define pragmatic, cost effective solutions. In his role as Client Solutions Manager, Matt is the first point of contact for our new clients.

Andy Hoe

Non Executive Director

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Andy Hoe has over 35 years of operational and project management experience in international food manufacture and pharma industries. An early career with Northern Foods led to a number of successful senior technical and operational positions prior to moving into consultancy in 1998. Andy has worked on global manufacturing rationalisation programmes and supply chain development projects for Glaxo Smith Kline and the Tetra Laval Group amongst others. Andy joined IFP as non-executive director in 2011 and his skills and experience support all IFP activities.

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