Our Team

Founded in 2002, Integrated Food Projects aims to provide a world-class, comprehensive project management service to food industry projects. With implementation at the core of our work, we take client aspirations and strategic objectives from concept to fully functioning reality and beyond.

Having experienced continuous growth since our inception, IFP has expanded from its original staff of one to a forty-strong team of skilled and experienced food industry professionals. We believe our growth to be a reflection of the results we achieve for our clients. We work on our clients’ sides with their objectives at heart. Our vastly experienced team provide independent and impartial advice, honest industry knowledge and effective solutions so that our clients achieve the processes, products and solutions to which they aspire. Our long-term partnerships are testament to the results we deliver and the manner in which we achieve them.

Philip Chatfield

Managing Director

Philip established Integrated Food Projects in 2002 after being involved in delivering complex, multi-disciplinary projects across a wide range of industry sectors. His experience in the delivery of food industry projects covers a 30+ year period working in both 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 the core team with sustainable growth since the company’s foundation.

Andy Tebbutt

Operations Director

In his 25+ 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.

Matthew Carr

Client Solutions Director

Matthew is an experienced Client Solutions professional with 15 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.

Steve Hardie

Client Solutions Manager

Steve has a blend of operational and professional services experience including 15 years in senior site operations for major manufacturers across chilled, frozen and ambient categories.

Steve has worked for United Biscuits, Stateside Foods, Grampian Country Food Group and Sun Valley Poultry.

Nigel Devine

Associate Project Director

Nigel has a wealth of experience working in the food industry as a supply chain professional. He is results driven and focused on providing sustainable solutions to complex change scenarios and prides himself on leaving a legacy of enhanced capability.

As project and programme director, Nigel leads and supports transformational supply chain change. He has worked across the broad spectrum of the food sector for businesses including Hain Daniels, Unilever and Premier Foods.

Andrew Stott

Associate Project Director

Andrew is a performance improvement and project director. He is a combination of accountant, engineer, supply chain manager specialising in delivering lean change across an enterprise.

He has a track record of building and developing high-performing teams through strong communication skills and creative, innovative problem solving, demonstrated in a variety of functions and roles including finance and reporting, operational management and performance improvement and has 15+ years of experience in a variety of senior roles for Nestlé. At IFP Andrew is responsible for the delivery of complex capital and business change projects for food and drink clients.

Richard Herbage

Associate Director

Richard is a highly effective leader of change in Supply Chain Management with over 25 years of experience in well-respected Food Manufacturing & FMCG Retail businesses.

He has held senior leadership roles in both Manufacturing and Retailing sectors and has an in depth knowledge of FMCG supply chain challenges as well as great experience in chilled, frozen and ambient food manufacturing and business processes. Richard has held senior positions with leading food businesses including Young’s Seafood, Premier Foods, Geest, Mars and Unilever.

Ed Keenan

Head Of Process

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 a BSc in mathematics and management from Loughborough University and 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.

Zarina Mohd

Process Project Manager

Zarina is a process engineering project manager with 16 years experience in the food manufacturing industry.

Her specialisms are process design, project management and line automation. Prior to joining IFP, Zarina worked for a variety of large food businesses including Geest and Dairy Farmers of Great Britain.

Luis Martins

Process Project Manager

Luis has a Masters degree in Engineering management and is a vastly experienced food process engineer.

He has a track record of successfully delivering projects around the globe for clients such as Unliever, McCain, AB-Inbev, Morrisons and ABF.

Paul Davis

Construction Manager

Paul is a Chartered Builder who takes responsibility for the overall implementation of projects.

From feasibility to handover, Paul supervises the provision and management of the right resources to deliver projects safely, to programme and within budget. Paul has overseen the implementation of multi million pound projects within the food sector.

Kris Slater

Project Manager, Construction

Kris is a qualified Construction Manager who takes responsibility for the implementation of projects.

He supervises the provision and management of the right resource to deliver them safely, to programme and within budget. The delivery must also be to the satisfaction of the customer in terms of the quality of the product and the service.

    • Produce World

      Produce World

      A £3.6 million project with a 36 week programme aiming to separate existing processes to meet demand and allow the factory to run more efficiently.

      Produce World’s mission is to provide fresh produce supply chains for selected partners in retail and the food industry services. As one of the largest vegetable growers in Europe, Produce World receive, store, grade, wash and pack potatoes for Waitrose and The Cooperative supermarkets.

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    • Samworth Brothers

      Samworth Brothers

      The construction of a new facility at one of Samworth Brothers’ existing sites was a £4.5 million project with a 34 week programme.

      The award-winning Samworth Brothers group includes nationally renowned businesses such as Ginsters and Soreen. The constant evolution and expansion of the business is testament to Samworth Brothers’ commitment to the continuous improvement of not just of their business but also the products and service they provide to their customers.

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    • Kettleby Foods

      Kettleby Foods

      A £2.5 million project set over 32 weeks saw the development and extension of an existing factory to facilitate business expansion.

      Established by award-winning food manufacturers Samworth Brothers in 1999, Kettleby Foods produces a range of high quality chilled ready meals to major retailers across the UK. Since production began with a range of just 11 pies, Kettleby Foods’ operations have since expanded to exceed over 120 products made from the finest ingredients and to the highest standards.

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    • Charlie Bigham

      Charlie Bigham

      A project undertaking improvements and enhancements at the Charlie Bigham site at Park Royal in northwest London.

      Inspired by founder Charlie’s travels, the Charlie Bigham range of fresh ready meals are created for couples with busy schedules who still want to eat delicious, authentic food. Designed in double portions, the business has built up a strong brand that has won several awards and is stocked across leading retailers and online supermarkets.

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