About Us

 

Established in 1988, Central Supplies prides itself on the highest level of BRC accredited services and a broad range of quality products to suit all requirements. Our many long-standing employees have vast experience and understanding of customers needs; it is down to their commitment and loyalty that we are able to build effective working relationships.

Distribution is made from our purpose built 30,000 sq. ft. warehouse situated within close proximity to Birmingham by our own fleet of chilled vehicles. With our carefully planned delivery schedule, every effort is made to ensure all orders are delivered on time. Orders are captured by our enthusiastic Telesales team, who are on hand to assist with all orders and enquiries between 6.00am – 5.00pm Monday – Friday.

In a constantly changing market where consumer tastes are becoming more diverse each day, it is important that we as a company have an open and flexible approach.

At Central Supplies we strive to offer new products regularly which meet our customers’ demand. We are always willing to go the extra mile. What drives us is our desire to provide both service and expertise while offering a value for money proposition.

Meet Our Team

Directors

Managing Director

Founded in 1988

With over 30 years’ experience in the cheese industry, Dave enjoys exploring new opportunities, developing close business relationships with suppliers and customers. He plays golf for fun and tennis for sport. Supports debatably Birmingham’s finest football team formed in 1875, has two daughters Rosie & Phoebe and a step son Alex, all of whom work full time in the company. Dave also enjoys walking his rescue staffy called Beau.

David Packham

Commercial Director

Joined in 2000

100 % customer satisfaction.
These are the words that motivate me every day.
Over 30 years of experience in chilled food distribution and manufacturing have shown me this is the key to success.

Sean Trow

Sales

Export Manager

Joined in 2007

Over 40 years’ experience in sales from van salesman to now developing sales throughout Europe, Mike is a family man with 6 children and 13 Grandchildren at the moment. This leaves no time for hobbies apart from following the baggie bird, visiting his beloved caravan, fishing and looking for long lost golf balls.

Mike King

Business Development Manager – Midlands & Wales

Joined in 1992

Peter has had many years of experience in the food industry often using his love and knowledge of good food to help source products for customers. He is always willing to go the extra mile (particularly when a spitfire is on offer). He enjoys walking his adorable Westie and likes to roam Cornwall in his caravan.

Peter Huntley

Alpro Category Manager / Health & Safety Manager

Joined in 2012

Phoebe works closely with Alpro to develop the categories sales, alongside managing the company’s health and safety. She is also currently working towards her Level 6 NEBOSH Diploma. She is a keen runner, enjoying cross-country and trail marathons. Phoebe travels to weird and wonderful remote places and is very adventurous. She isn’t afraid of a bungee-jump!

Phoebe Packham

Business Development Manager – London

Joined in 2005

Bob’s youthful good looks belie his years of experience in Foodservice. Bob has been able to utilise Central Supplies wide quality product range to develop a large customer base throughout the UK. He likes most sport and has supported his local Football team The Poppies since time began.

Bob McCready

Business Development Manager – South East / Marketing Coordinator

Joined in 2013

Through her commitment and passionate personality, Sarah has steadily progressed over the years and now looks after our customers in the South East. Alongside this, she is also our Marketing Co-Ordinator. When she’s not out and about visiting customers, she likes nothing more than spoiling her adorable nephew. Sarah is known for her lucky streak, winning the Irish lottery more times than she can count!

Sarah Page

Business Development Manager – Scotland

Joined in January 2015

Dave bought with him many years of experience in the Chilled Foods Sector, and now covers Scotland on behalf of Central Supplies. He is constantly looking for new business opportunities to add to the growing portfolio of customers who support us well. Living the dream on the West Coast of Scotland, he loves to play Golf and Travel along with going to Concerts. He is also an avid Glasgow Rangers season ticket holder.

David Lyle

Business Development Manager – South West

Joined in 2011

Martin has more than 30 years of experience with Wyke Farms and now holds a joint roll representing both Wyke Farms and Central Supplies mainly in the south west. He enjoys playing squash and winning at whatever cost and has recently taken up tennis. He also used to play rugby for Wasps.

Martin Pollard

Telesales

Telesales & Marketing Manager

Joined in 2012

Managing our Telesales and Marketing department, Rosie takes an active role in continually improving our customer service practices. Alongside her busy work schedule, Rosie is also studying at Coventry University. Amazingly, she still finds time to enjoy a hot yoga class and check out the latest restaurant.

Rosie Packham

Telesales Team Leader

Joined in 2016

Hard work and dedication have enabled Grace to become our new office Team Leader. Outside the office, she enjoys experimenting with food to create delicious new recipes for herself and her partner. We wish she’d bring some in for us!

Grace Share

Sales & Export Coordinator

Joined in 1990

At an impressive 29 years, Jan is the company’s longest standing employee. She looks after our London, North West and overseas customers. When Jan isn’t processing orders, she is jetting off on exotic holidays soaking up the sun with her partner Richard.

Jan Neal

Telesales Administrator

Joined in 2009

A decade’s worth of service gives Emmy extensive company knowledge and exceptional customer service skills. These, accompanied with her bubbly personality, are valued by our customers in the southern region. After leaving a busy office, Emmy goes home to two very energetic boys which like to keep her on her toes.

Emmy Taylor

Telesales Administrator

Joined in 2012

Starting off as an apprentice many years ago, Beth is now a well-established member of the team covering our Scottish, Welsh and Midland customers. Her cheeky smile and amusing personality leave the rest of the office in hysterics, she is definitely the comedian of the group!

Beth Thompson

Telesales Administrator

Joined in 2017

Starting off in our production room, Finlay now puts her many adaptable skills to use in our Telesales team. She also works Saturday in our warehouse; she isn’t afraid to get her hands dirty! As an animal lover, her pets include 4 cats and 3 dogs, and don’t forget the goldfish…

Finlay Ansell

Operations

Managing Directors Assistant – Procurement

Joined in 2005

Carly plays a key role within Central Supplies. Along with being PA to our managing director, she handles a big section of our purchasing, looks after Credit Insurance, and is responsible for creating new customer accounts. Outside of work Carly enjoys spending time with her family and close friends and following Fomula 1.

Carly Willets – Procurement

Commercial Director’s Assistant

Joined in 2013

James brought his previous experience working within the food sector and now applies his knowledge and negotiation skills to his roles in both purchasing and stock control. His real passion is football and has always supported Birmingham City like all his family. When he’s not busy here at Central, he likes nothing more than spending time with his wife, friends and family.

James Sinton – Procurement

Financial Controller

Joined in 2012

David’s analytical ability allows him to excel in his role of managing our accounts department. Dave enjoys spending time out in the fresh air with his beautiful Boxer dogs. He has 2 children, one of whom has emigrated to New Zealand, giving Dave a great excuse for a holiday!

David Horton – Accounts

Human Resources Director

Joined in 1995

Utilizing her inter-personal skills, Sharon manages the Human Resources for the company. Having joined the team from the early stages, she has helped to develop a positive working culture for all employees. Sharon relaxes by walking her bouncy Labrador Honey and escaping to faraway beaches via cruise ship.

Sharon Packham – HR

Transport & Operations Manager

Joined in 2007

Simon handles the smooth operations of the business. Looking after IT and telecommunications, he also routes the vehicles and sources any outside transport requirements. He is always running around with his phone to his ear and a piece of paper in his hand. Simon likes to keep right on to the end of the road.

Simon Packham – Transport

Warehouse Manager

Joined in 1995

Mr. Jones has been employed by Central Supplies for over two decades. He has a vast amount of knowledge which he uses to run a busy warehouse and provides support on the logistics side of the company. He has four children, a dog, nine grandchildren and one Jan. He supports his local football team (Chelsea).

Richard Jones – Warehouse

Production Controller

Joined in 2012

David has been in the cheese business since he was 16yrs old. He is married and has two children, and a third on the way. He is a follower of the biscuitmen in the Championship. Outside of work David has an avid interest in food and enjoys cooking for others and spending time with his family.

David Hannam – Production

Years in Business

We’ve been in business since 1988, making us true experts in our field.

Members of Staff

Our helpful team are always on hand to assist and advise you.

Vehicles

Our specialised fleet of vehicles ensures your order arrives in perfect condition.

Product Lines

We stock an extensive range of cheeses, dairy products and other provisions.

Contact Us

Got a question or need help? Contact our friendly helpful staff to discuss your supply needs.