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

Chief Executive Officer

Philip established Integrated Food Projects in 2002, after a career in both contracting and consultancy delivering complex, multi-disciplinary projects across a wide range of industry sectors. He has over 35 years of experience in delivering food industry projects, in the UK and rest of the world.

His primary role is to convert clients’ aspirations and desires into reality through a process of implementation, which is technically, contractually and logistically sound. Philip shows great strength when liaising with clients and internal management teams – in doing so, he has steadily developed the company’s core team and made sustainable growth since inception.

Philip’s hobbies include bird watching and has two Whippets which he enjoys chasing across the countryside. He plays the classical and jazz accordion and is currently learning how to play the harp. He is a keen tennis player and enjoys scuba-diving in the Canary Islands and other locations around the world.

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ANDY TEBBUTT

Operations Director

Andy is responsible for ensuring the successful delivery of IFP projects. Throughout his 30 year career, 18 of those have been spent serving the food industry with the delivery of varied and complex projects in challenging operational environments.

He has a sound base in construction and contract management which has been a result of working on large, high-profile projects in the construction industry, serving clients to a high standard. An eye for detail and an ethos of quality in all aspects, Andy ensures clients receive the level of service they deserve.

Andy’s hobbies include cycling. He has three bikes that take pride of place in the kitchen. When he’s not cycling, he’s not far away from swotting up on the latest insight from cycling websites. He also enjoys good food and good ale, DIY and watching films.

MATTHEW CARR

Client Solutions Director

Matthew is a Client Solutions professional with over 15 years’ experience within the food manufacturing, retail and construction industries.

Since joining the business in 2012, Matthew has helped our client base define their project requirements, 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.

Matt is a keen Mansfield Town supporter and enjoys long-distance running. He is competing in the Loch Ness Marathon and Great North Run in 2019. When he’s not watching the football or training, he is usually spending time with his three young children and the rest of his family.

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OLIVER JENKINS

Head of Client Solutions

Oliver has worked with manufacturers for over 14 years providing support to optimise footprint and capability with the latest innovations and technologies. He follows a solutions based approach to business development & account management for food, drink and pharmaceutical companies, which have been his main focus over recent years.

His portfolio of accruing key customers includes: Nestle, Purina, Boots, Glanbia, Muller Diary, Carlsberg and McCain’s to name a few.

Oliver enjoys spending time with his wife and children, with walks in the local park and holidays to Devon – he tries to get out on his bike as much as possible and enjoys anything sport related, particularly rugby and tennis. During 2019 he will be attempting to climb a few welsh mountains and completing the three peaks challenge with his eldest son.

SIMON HAYES

Head of Projects

Simon is a high performing and extensively experienced leader who has acquired 20 years exposure to the FMCG industry, including operating at senior level and managing a UK investment portfolio. He heads up the coaching of a team to develop and guide them to deliver new products from concept to commercial launch.

He also manages key stakeholder relationships to ensure project, and business case delivery within agreed budgets. He delivers on operational expectations and development of long terms plans to ultimately create the strategy of investments, in order to support the company vision.

Simon likes to keep fit and regularly participates in Crossfit as well as running. His job involves a lot of travelling around the country, and so he takes this time to listen to podcasts. When he’s at home, he spends his time walking his dog and reading a wide variety of books.

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ED KEENAN

Head of Process

Ed has played a key role in major food industry projects, including several greenfield sites for large conglomerates around the globe. Bringing with him his BSc in Mathematics and Management from Loughborough University, he is particularly adept at taking a project from the initial idea through to the feasibility and concept stage. This includes carrying out capacity planning exercises to satisfy production needs.

He has gained experience working within other specialist consultancy companies serving the food industry before joining IFP.

In his spare time, Ed enjoys playing the drums and walking.

PAUL HANSON

Head of Construction

Paul is head of construction at Integrated Food Projects and is experienced at leading multi-disciplined projects ranging from £100K minor refurbishment works to multi-million pound capital project schemes. Key areas of expertise include FMCG, food & beverages, dairy, pharmaceuticals and advanced engineering. He is instrumental in the construction and management of major new build projects in the UK and overseas.

His client portfolio includes Unilever, Cadbury and Mars. He has a wealth of experience in delivery of all architectural, structural and civil projects.

Paul and his family are regular campers and own a VW camper van and trailer tent which they use for long and short breaks in the UK and around Europe. He’s also a keen mountain biker and rides several times a week. He enjoys getting lost in the mountains for several days at a time, bike packing and wild camping.

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ROB WILKINSON

Programme Director

Rob is an experienced business programme director with a proven track record of establishing direction and building teams that have delivered tangible results in critical situations. This successful experience has been gained in fast-moving, international, blue chip FTSE100 and FTSE250 FMCG organisations.

Rob’s hobbies include spending time with his family, walking the family dog and having fun on the water in small sailing boats.

NIGEL DEVINE

Associate Project Director

Nigel brings over 30 years of operations and supply chain leadership experience in the food and drink sector with him to IFP. This includes 10 years of consultancy and advisory support to operators, vendors and investors across various sectors within the industry

He is results driven and extremely focused on providing sustainable solutions to complex situations. Nigel prides himself on leaving a legacy of enhanced capability that he hopes will be followed by his successors.

Outside of work Nigel can be found watching sports, including Rugby Union. He also has an interest in migratory salmon, and enjoys following their movements around the world.

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RICHARD HERBAGE

Associate Director

Richard is a highly effective leader of change in supply chain management, with over 25 years’ experience in well-respected food manufacturing and FMCG retail businesses.

Prior to working with IFP, he has held senior leadership roles in both the manufacturing and retailing sectors and he has an in-depth knowledge of the challenges that arise with the FMCG supply chain. Richard’s expertise covers chilled, frozen and ambient food manufacturing and warehouse operations as well as the business processes within the supply chain.

Richard enjoys most sports, especially playing and coaching hockey, as well as cabinet making and visiting his local real ale vendor!

ANDREW STOTT

Associate Project Director

Andrew combines accountancy, engineering and supply chain management in his day-to-day role, 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 innovative problem solving.

He has demonstrated these skills in a variety of roles, with over 25 years of experience working in the food sector.

Andrew’s hobbies include, wild swimming throughout the year, hiking at the beach and across the moors, and country pursuits with his Border Terriers named Haggis and Radish.

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JAMIE WESTWOOD

PMO Lead / Analyst

Jamie has over 20 years of experience supporting organisations through change. He has recently delivered a variety of projects in the food arena including, leading a project for a processing facility and co-ordinating over £20m of capital investment within a pet food manufacturer.

He has also undertaken analyst roles, including manufacturing footprint reviews and model creation for feasibility studies, supporting the expansion of both existing and new production facilities worth in excess of £200m.

Jamie is a season ticket holder at Leicester Tigers. He also loves music and attends many gigs and grassroot festivals that are themed around punk, folk and rock. When he’s not watching the rugby or attending music events, he also enjoys cooking and sampling various types of rum.

RICHARD CATLIN

Project Manager

Richard is a competent project engineer with extensive experience of project management, design and implementation within the FMCG environment. He develops new and unique ways to improve operations and ensures continuous improvement in processes and technology.

When he’s not working, Richard spends quality time with his family and walking his dog. To keep in shape, Richard enjoys running, cycling and CrossFit and is currently training for the London Marathon and Great North Run. He is also a motorcycle fan and throughout the summer can be seen at race circuits all over the UK, watching the Superbike racing.

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MATT SPARROW

Construction Project Manager

Matt has over 18 years’ experience working within the construction management industry. He has worked with numerous large organisations and is capable of managing multiple concurrent capital projects and working with multi-disciplined teams.

He has a proven track record on the preparation of complete Capex documentation proposals and on the installation, commissioning and handover of projects.

When Matt is not operating as a taxi service for his children and their friends, he enjoys walking, cycling and playing tennis. He also enjoys travelling, and is keen to tick more countries off his list.

GURVINDER SINGH

Assistant Project Manager/CAD Lead

Gurvinder is a qualified designer with over 20 years of Auto CAD experience. He’s worked in airport and baggage hall design solutions for six years, washroom facilities for five years and more recently food factory environments.

He can create and implement CAD standards and consistently deliver high quality drawings, with a proven track record in understanding client requirements when delivering the design aspect of any project.

His interests include going to the gym on a regular basis to keep both body and mind in top condition. He also enjoys playing and watching pool, darts and snooker. Gurvinder realms in watching real-life criminal documentaries.

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PAUL DAVIS

Senior Project 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 resource to deliver projects safely and within the required budget.

He oversees the implementation of multi-million pound projects within the food and drink sector.

Paul likes to watch live sport and keeps fit by playing golf and walking.

NIGEL HILL

Process Project Manager

Nigel has over 30 years’ experience worldwide with capital projects within the food and allied industries. He is a biochemical engineer with a strong focus on process design and Implementation.

Along with capital expansion work, he has a successful track record in the design of a wide range of process operations and the development of manufacturing rationalisation strategies and technology transfers.

Nigel’s hobbies include beekeeping, renovating old houses and walking with and without his dogs – all done with reckless abandon.

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CHRIS SAVIDGE

Project Manager

Chris has over 35 years’ experience within both the food and manufacturing industries, previously holding a number of senior engineering roles over multiple sites, having responsibility for both day-to-day operations and overseeing numerous capital projects.

As a multi-disciplined engineer, he has a keen eye for detail, quality and standards which he has used for taking projects through from the conception stage, to construction, right through to implementation and ensuring a successful handover to clients.

Chris is a big DIY fan and loves nothing more than building and renovating around the home. He is also chairman of his local model club which specialises in radio control model aircraft and slot car racing, with over 100 members.

WILL SYME-NICHOLSON

Construction Project Manager

MSc, PG Dip PM, PG Cert PM, HND, RE(V)

Will is a highly motivated professional with 30 years’ experience delivering projects in the FMCG, food and construction industry, including project design, value and risk management.

Will has delivered major projects from concept to first production across Europe, the Middle East & Africa to GMP standards and ISO22716.

In his spare time Will enjoys coaching and playing rugby and golf. He is also an active volunteer for the skin cancer charity SKCIN. As well as this, Will is currently completing the RICS assessment to become a chartered surveyor and project manager.

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CLARE CAMWELL

Administration

Clare has gained a wealth of experience in administration and has previously worked in financial sales within the Volvo Corporation. She’s also had experience of running her own business before joining IFP in March 2018.

Clare enjoys walking the hills and coastlines with her Cocker Spaniel Ted. She is an active member of a gym and has a passion for cooking and wine pairing.

ANNA CHATFIELD

Office Manager

Anna has seven years administrative experience, three years of which have been at IFP.

Whilst working at IFP, Anna has implemented a key internal system and is currently undertaking a masters degree in management and leadership, alongside work.

Anna enjoys cooking (and eating), socialising and spending her time at the gym. She is also a keen bookworm.

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JONATHAN FRYATT

PMO Support

Jonathan started his career in banking. He then moved into the motor industry for 23 years working with a number of motor manufacturers; including Ford Motor Company, Mercedes-Benz, Volkswagen Audi Group and Volvo, to design, develop, implement and co-ordinate marketing initiatives at National, Group and Dealer level.

More recently he has analysed process management within the recruitment sector and now within the food and drinks industry at IFP.

Jonathan enjoys watching football and playing cricket for his local team.

ZARINA MOHD

Process Project Manager

Zarina is a Process Project Manager with 18 years of experience in the food manufacturing industry. Her specialisms are process engineering, product R&D, capacity modelling, line automation and project management. Zarina is part of the process team at IFP with the aptitude for identifying, scrutinising, improving and streamlining complex work processes.

With her extensive projects’ experience from concept design to equipment installation, Zarina has a track record of clients from large food businesses such as Quorn Foods, Noble Foods, Gu, Hain Daniels, Charlie Bigham’s, Produce World, Haydens Bakery, Branston and Munoz Group. She also has extensive experience in product and process design projects for manufacturers from countries outside of the UK including China, Kuwait and Australia.

Zarina enjoys cycling, hiking and spending time with her family.

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OUR CLIENTS

MAJOR GLOBAL BAKERY MANUFACTURER

MAJOR GLOBAL BAKERY MANUFACTURER

An evaluation and design project as part of the development of a new £35 million production facility with a 24 month programme.

With customers not just across the UK but globally, our client had made the decision to expand the business to meet the ever-growing demands of its large customer base. They had developed a strategic plan for creating a new production facility, however their board required an independent evaluation of this plan before approving it to go ahead.

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MAJOR UK READY MEALS MANUFACTURER

MAJOR UK READY MEALS MANUFACTURER

The implementation of a storage solution with a capital value of £3 million over a 28 week programme.

As a major UK ready meals manufacturer, it is crucial to maintain an agile supply chain to ensure that products reach suppliers and customers as agreed. This includes a number of activities and processes, an important one of which is storage. It is very important to have storage of adequate size and appropriate facilities for the products your company produces.

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UK SPORTS NUTRITION MANUFACTURER

UK SPORTS NUTRITION MANUFACTURER

A £1 million project set over 18 weeks, focused on the location and development of a new UK-based facility.

For nearly twenty years, our client has been using their sporting expertise to offer their customers specialist nutritional performance products. They create products to the highest possible standards and their results are proven: the company works with world-class, professional sportspeople and sporting experts, all of whom value the company’s premium products.

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UK’S LARGEST INDEPENDENT DAIRY

UK’S LARGEST INDEPENDENT DAIRY

An evaluation of a proposed 24 month strategic plan that would cost an estimated £26.5m.

Our client has worked for decades with their farmers to securely deliver a wide range of dairy ingredients to food sectors across the country. As a result, our client has not only established a firm reputation for quality and reliability, but has also become a leading supplier of milk and dairy ingredients to the national food industry.

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GLOBAL MEAT & POULTRY PROCESSOR

GLOBAL MEAT & POULTRY PROCESSOR

A 30 week £2.1 million disaster recovery project following a major fire at the company’s Suffolk production site.

A major meat and poultry processor, our client works with a huge network of farmers to produce their diverse range of products on a bespoke and generic basis for customers across all levels the food industry. Having earned a reputation for dedication to quality and customer service, they continue to innovate and develop their business to provide the best possible products.

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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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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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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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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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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