Our Team

Robert Smith
MANAGING DIRECTOR

‘Retired’ Army Officer now applying his invaluable skills in project management, strategic planning and, crucially, organisational leadership to an ever growing family business.

Rachael Hirst
SALES DIRECTOR

Following a successful career in London, Rachael is responsible for all Sales & Marketing including new business, managing accounts, brand awareness & PR.

Martin Smith
CHAIRMAN

Here at the start of it all and still here! Responsible for turning the most efficient pig farm into the best catering butchers in Yorkshire.

Marilyn Smith
COMPANY SECRETARY

Still setting the family values – we don’t know where we would be without her.

Jill Dodgson
HEAD OF SALES

Here from dawn til dusk. An invaluable member of the team with over 30 years experience, our customers rely on her knowledge and recommendations.

James Picker
FACTORY MANAGER

Responsible for all production and buying. With over 30 years at Sykes House Farm ‘Jim’ is at the very heart of what we do and what we sell.

Will Ptolomy
TECHNICAL MANAGER

An ex policeman Will looks after all technical aspects of production and internal training.

Gareth Hinchcliffe
PRODUCTION MANAGER

Production ManagerĀ in charge of an ever increasing production team on the factory floor.

Brian Noon
SALES MANAGER

With a butchery background Brian is key to the sales team. Keen on giving butchery demos to up and coming chefs and sharing his knowledge.

Greg Holmes
SALES MANAGER

With a butchery background Greg is our newest member of the sales team. He looks after customers mainly in South Yorkshire & York. You will see him in our product photographs showing off his butchery skills!

Keith Tatterton
RETIRED !

Here since the start Keith is our ‘go to guy’ for anything and everything. Invaluable to the team on the factory floor for his butchery skills or in the office for the sales team to rely on.

Stephanie Mitchell
OFFICE ASSISTANT

Steph makes sure the day to day office tasks run smoothly. She keeps everything and everyone organised and is often the voice you will hear on the phone.

Lorraine McGlone
ACCOUNT MANAGER

Lorraine manages all company accounts both debit and credit. From setting up an account to receipting monies & direct debit management. Lorraine builds and maintains close relations with all our customers.

Kirsty Brewer
HR MANAGER

Responsible for employee relations, training, learning & development and recruitment.

Sally Culpan
PR/OFFICE MANAGER

Our communications ‘guru’ Sally looks after all website updates, social media and events as well as assisting the sales team with marketing and new business.

Bruce Hutton
SALES & QUALITY CONTROL MANAGER

Chef now Sales & Quality Control Manager, Bruce checks all items at despatch prior to the vans leaving.

Steve Browning
MASTER BUTCHER

OurĀ  master butcher in the shop to offer advice on products, specifications, cooking and recipes. Steve can help you put any dinner party together and is full of ideas.