Our People

At Grace Foods UK we have people working with us from a wide variety of backgrounds, each a specialist in his or her field. We work together as a team and take great pride in what we do.

Grace Foods UK’s executive team is made up of senior managers from a variety of blue chip backgrounds united by their entrepreneurial spirit and a genuine love of food. To find out more about us, please see below:

Adam Reader

Managing Director for Grace Foods UK

Adam joined Grace Foods in April 2000.  His initial role was as financial controller of Funnybones, and has since had responsibility for each of the operating companies within the UK group.  He was Chief Finance Officer since October 2007.  He was promoted to Managing Director in April 2016.

Prior to joining Grace, Adam had worked in audit and forensic accounting and qualified as a chartered accountant in 1995.  His previous experience includes Robson Rhodes and Hereward Philips (part of Smith and Williamson).  He is also a member of the ICAEW business committee and a governor of a local primary school.  In his spare time he is a keen photographer.

Alan Polding - General Manager, Grace Foods UK

Alan Polding

General Manager, Grace Foods UK

Alan joined Grace Foods UK in May 2008, and after a year as Group Supply Chain Director and two years as Managing Director of Enco, was appointed as Grace Foods General Manager in June 2011. In this role Alan is responsible for managing the operations, technical, IT and manufacturing teams within Grace Foods UK. Prior to joining Grace Alan held senior operational and supply chain roles at Entertainment UK and Mars Confectionery.

Andy Coult - General Manager, Enco Products and Funnybones

Andy Coult

General Manager, Enco Products, Chadha Oriental Foods and Funnybones Foodservice Ltd

Andy joined Enco in December 2010 and is now responsible for the continued growth of the three operating companies in the UK. His previous experience includes UK and international roles with the Dole Food Company and Douwe Egberts.

George Phillips - Business Development Director, Grace Foods UK

George Phillips

General Manager Export , Grace Foods UK

George joined Grace Foods UK in September 2007, shortly after the acquisition of the business by GraceKennedy, and spent three years as Commercial Director at Enco Products before moving to head up Export and Business Development for the Group in 2010. In this role George is responsible for all Grace Foods UK markets outside of the United Kingdom.  Prior to joining Grace George held senior sales and marketing positions at Northern Foods, Bahlsen, ConAgra and New Covent Garden Soup.

Brian Mitchell

Chief Financial Officer, Grace Foods UK

Brian joined Grace Foods UK in April 2016.  Brian is responsible for financial reports to comply with legal requirements and obligations, and ensuring all internal controls are maintained.  With an extensive career in finance and accounting, Brian joined GraceKennedy Group in 2004 as Credit and Collections Officer at World Brands Services.  He then was transferred to GK Foods Central in 2007 where he held several high positions in Finance, including his most recent role as Finance Manager for GK Foods Retail Segment. Brian is a Chartered Accountant and holds a Bachelor of Business Administration Degree in Accounting and Banking, and a Master of Science Degree in Accounting.

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