Andy Longton, Integrated Food Projects’ associate from the innocent project, sadly passed away on 10 August.
Andy was a well liked and generous colleague, husband and father.
He was widely respected by all of those that worked with him and he brought his extensive experience, insight and abilities to “just get stuff done in the right way”.
He’ll be sorely missed by everyone at IFP.
His daughter, Megan, passed on the following message:
“I know that he was always proud of Rachael and I if ever we achieved something. Building this factory would’ve been his biggest achievement and for that we’ll always be proud that he was able to be a part of a project and a team full of selfless and kind-hearted individuals.”
Chris Andrew, senior manager of project finance at IFP shared:
“Having worked with Andy for the last 15 years, you could not meet a more kind and generous man. Exceptionally good at his job and loved what he did . We first met when he was an engineering manager at Northallerton and I was the accountant and he was one of those people who was always happy to help you find a solution to the problem and good fun on nights out!
“A great family man who worked hard and even when we did not work together every day, there would be lots of catch-up calls to see how each other were getting on. I will never forget the time at Northallerton when we had a Danish director visit the site and we were all stood in the boardroom and the director said “this is great yoghurt”, and before anyone had chance to say anything Andy pointed out to him it was extra thick cream and that was what Andy was, honest and very funny. I will also never forget his love of watches too. He was an exceptional individual and an honour to call a colleague and a friend.”
Andy Joynson, director of site operations at innocent said:
“Andy was a lovely, generous, family man. He lived our innocent values like he was born into them and he was widely respected by all of us for these qualities and also his deep experience, insights and abilities to just get stuff done in the right way. Talking to many of you in the entire blender/project team and also hearing the reaction of our suppliers, I know that he’s going to be very sorely missed by us all.”
Our thoughts are with Andy’s family at this difficult time.
Integrated Food Projects have partnered with Kettleby Foods on a number of high-profile multi-million pound capital projects since 2003/4, helping the business to develop and grow. Throughout that time they have provided cost-effective and efficient solutions on development projects both at our existing ready meals production facility and also in creating a new satellite facility. The projects at our existing facility were managed without impact on our ability to service our own clients, and all projects have been delivered within budget, in a timely fashion and to the requisite standards of safety and quality. Their team work ethos and professional approach ensure successful projects and I would utilise Integrated Food Projects in the future without hesitation.
- Jarrod Thorndyke, Production Director
I have worked with Integrated Food Projects on many capital expenditure projects since 2004, the latest being the development of the new plot of land adjacent to our main site. They successfully employed a project delivery process to ensure the integration of a leased modular building solution with the development of the site infrastructure to improve logistics and Health and Safety. Their staff are always positive and enthusiastic and have fostered a team-work approach ensuring another successful project delivered. I look forward to working with them again in the near future.
- Engineering Manager, Major UK Ready Meals Manufacturer