Meet The Team - Central Supplies
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Meet The Team

At Central Supplies (Brierley Hill) Limited we supply a vast range of dairy products and provisions from cheese, milk, butter and yoghurt to soya products, cooked meat, bacon and a whole lot more.

Based in a purpose-built warehouse close to Birmingham with a direct supply route to the UK and Europe.

Call our friendly helpful staff today to discuss your supply needs on 01384 414999.

Directors

Joined in 1988
Over 30 years' experience in the cheese industry enjoys exploring new opportunities, developing close business relationships with suppliers and customers. Plays golf for fun and tennis for sport. Supports debatebly Birmingham's finest football team formed in 1875, has two daughters Rosie & Phoebe and one step son, Alex who all work full time in the company. Dave also enjoys walking his rescue staffy called Beau.

David Packham

Managing 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

Commercial Director

Sales

Joined in 2007
Over 40 years' experience in sales from van salesman to now developing sales throughout Europe, family man with 6 children and 13 Grandchildren at the moment so no time for hobbies apart from following the baggie bird, visiting his beloved caravan, fishing and looking for long lost golf balls.

Mike King

Export Manager

Joined in 2012
Phoebe joined Central Supplies as a Marketing Assistant, she has now progressed to BDM for the South Coast and Wales. When she's not working she's travelling or spending her spare time training for marathons and other fitness challenges.

Phoebe Packham

Business Development Manager North East & South Coast

Joined in 2005
Bob's youthful good looks belie his years of experience in Foodservice. He likes most Sport and has supported his local Football team The Poppies for so long that he has almost lost the will to live. He has one job, one wife, one car, two adult children and not a lot else.
Bob has been able to utilise Central Supplies wide quality product range to develop a large customer base throughout the UK.

Bob McCready

Business Development Manager London Home Counties & East of the Country

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

Business Development Manager (South West)

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 required) He enjoys walking his adorable Westie and also likes to roam cornwall in his caravan.

Peter Huntley

Business Development Manager Midlands

Joined in January 2015. With loads of experience in the Chilled Foods Sector and previously with the Scottish Milk Marketing Board , Clifford’s Dairies and SDF/ Terbeke / Pluma for the last 23 years working with Cooked Meats and Pate.
Living the dream on the West Coast of Scotland , loves playing Golf and Travel , going to Concerts and is an avid Glasgow Rangers season ticket holder . Now covering most regions of Scotland on behalf of Central Supplies and constantly looking for new business opportunities to add to the growing portfolio of customers who support us well.

David Lyle

Business Development Manager (Scotland and North of England)

Telesales

Joined in 2007
Rosie has worked part time in the company for many years but is now the Sales Office Manager. Her previous experience in a salon means that she is never without her long locks & pampered nails, bringing a bit of glamour to the office! Rosie enjoys going abroad and going out with family and friends, but not before finding a baby sitter for her cat….an extremely cute grey Persian called Socks!

Rosie Packham

Telesales Office Manager

Joined in 2013
Sarah joined the telesales team in 2013 and quickly proved herself to be a valued employee, she has recently been promoted to telesales supervisor. She spends her spare time with friends and family, she especially enjoys visiting her 2 year old nephew, James. She has also been known to be quite lucky when it come to the lottery and the occasional trip to the casino.

Sarah Page

Telesales Office Supervisor

Joined in 2009
Emmy is lively, bouncy and a delight to work with. Always ready to help with a smile on her face. She enjoys looking after her two children Nathan & Callum and being cheeky and is a proper little villain.

Emmy Taylor

Telesales Administrator

Joined in 2013
Beth is a full time member of the sales team, after completing a year’s apprenticeship in the sales office.
Her cheeky smile and sometimes ditzy “blonde moments” leave the rest of the office in hysterics, she is definitely the comedian of the group!
She spends her spare time socialising with friends and family, but will never be seen out without a spray tan!

Beth Thompson

Telesales Administrator

Joined in 1990
Jan joined the company as a YTS, many many years ago and has since progressed to Telesales and Export coordinator. She has lots of experience in helping customers and increasing sales in the companies designated markets. She always replies to customers' written and verbal correspondence in a timely fashion that has increased customer satisfaction. Outside work Jan has two sons, 2 dogs and 1 Richard to keep her occupied.

Jan Neal

Sales & Export Coordinator

Joined in 2011
Nicole has been a valued member of our team for quite a few years now however when we extended our working hours she became the sales offices' new night owl. Working such strange hours she looks forward to spending the weekend with her partner and his two children. She is a fully qualified football coach and a basketball table officiator at national level.

Nicole Gumley

Telesales Administrator

Direct to Store

Joined in 2012
Lesley has a wealth of experience in Foodservice and FMCG, having worked predominately in the chilled and dairy sector for blue-chip companies most of this time.
She enjoys travelling and has been to Australia, New Zealand, the Far East and America. In her spare time Lesley also enjoys cooking, entertaining and and spending time with her family.

Lesley Baker

Business Development Manager

Joined in 2012
Tom has 40 years Sales experience predominately in Scotland, covering all aspects in retail and foodservice sectors, encompassing Chilled, Frozen and Grocery markets.
Relationships play a major part in both Tom's personal and business life and this has been the foundation in a successful sales career.
Outside of work Golf has been Tom's main hobby enjoying good personal success and passing this on to his children where two of them have taken it up professionally. His other two children are in in the sales profession and teaching.

Tom Carlton

Business Development Manager

Administration

Joined in 2005
Carly is a key member of the purchasing team and handles administration in the office, looks after credit insurance and is always willing to help out the sales team to source products just in time.

Carly Willets

PA to Managing Director

Joined in 2013
James has had previous experience working with food coming from Morrison’s but has only ever had a retail background before coming to Central Supplies.
My real passion is football and I have always supported Birmingham City like all of my family. I enjoy just spending my time with my family and my girlfriend. I love going on holidays and hopefully one day I will be able to travel the World.

James Sinton

Commercial Director's Assistant

Technical & Marketing

Joined in 2016
Michelle stared working at Central Supplies back in 2009, after a short break she re-joined the team in 2016 as Marketing Manager. She is responsible for managing the company’s website, producing a wide range of marketing material and working closely with the directors on new product launches.

Michelle Collins

Marketing Manager

Joined in 2005
Lise is our techy girl researching all the technical specifications and handling all product complaints hopefully this is kept to a minimum by her diligence and high standards. She has worked her way up to Technical Manager and enjoys the variety of her work and spending time with her family.

Lise Banks

Technical Manager

Joined in 2014
Lee joined Central Supplies in June 2014 as part of her work experience before joining Part time in the Telesales department.
In her free time, Lee enjoys baking, socialising and most importantly spending quality time with her daughter.

Lee Palmer

Technical Assistant

Transport & Operations

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, two dogs, three grandchildren and one Jan. He supports his local football team (Chelsea).

Richard Jones

Warehouse Manager

Joined in 2007
Simon handles the smooth operations of the business Looking after IT and telecommunications also routing the vehicles and sourcing 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

Operations Manager

Alex Banks

Operations Assistant

Joined in 1991
Richard is our longest standing member of the warehouse team, having been with Central Supplies for a staggering 24 years. Richard is the chief warehouse operative and looks after it all behind the scenes! He is a keen follower of Cradley Heathens in speedway and supports various football teams the latest being Aston Villa.

Richard Hingley

Warehouse Operative

Production

Joined in 2012
David has been in the cheese business since he was 16yrs old. He is married and has two children. He is now a follower of the biscuitmen in the Championship.
Outside of work David enjoys skittles and running! He also has an avid interest in food and enjoys cooking for others and spending time with his family.

David Hannam

Production Controller

Accounts

Joined in 1994
Sharon has worked for Central Supplies for many years starting with sales then stock control she now handles the purse strings and human resources side. In her spare time she likes to walk her Labrador Honey.

Sharon Packham

Human Resources Director

Joined in 2012
David manages our accounts department. As a Dingle he enjoys watching his team play/lose at weekends. He has 1 daughter, 1 son, 1 tortoise and 3 little pooches who enjoys taking for walkies.

David Horton

Financial Controller

Joined in 2005
Steffan has worked for the company for a number of years on a part time role whilst training at college and uni in various trades including dj'ing and sports development he has now joined the company on the financial team. Steffan supports a football team from the dark side of Birmingham.

Steffan Jones

Purchase Ledger Clerk

Joined in 2011
Julie is our credit controller and since joining the team has helped to implement new procedures to help bring the money in.
She used to cut off the water supply in her previous credit control position for the water authority but now charms her customers into paying us on time.

Julie Brown

Credit Controller

Joined in 2014
Before joining Central Supplies in January 2014, Maria worked for Thomas cook as a rep in Spain. Since changing her career path and joining us, she has progressed to working as our Credit controller in our accounts department. Maria works part-time at the office since becoming a new mummy to her son Mason who she devotes all her time to as well as socialising with her friends and family.

Maria Thompson

Credit Controller

Joined in 2015
Laura joined Central in March 2015 as purchase ledger clerk.

Laura Morrell

Purchase Ledger Clerk

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In Memorium

Eric Ellis

Business Development Manager – North & Scotland

Eric joined Central Supplies in January 2012 after supplying Central Supplies for many years with fruit juice from a number of different suppliers and was indeed the first person to introduce Soya to us.
We now sell over £500,000 per annum, thank you Eric.
When he first joined us he found it difficult because our product range was very different to the soft drinks he had previously sold but after a short period and a great deal of help from his loyal customers he got to grip with selling cheese, milk, yoghurt and a whole lot more and built up a considerable customer base and some very large accounts such as Kerry foods who we shall endeavour to look after as his legacy to the company.
In fact when he passed away he was away with the MD on a very successful business trip to Scotland and was already making plans to revisit the new customers we had picked up.
Eric was also a very good snooker player winning many trophies and was a regular at Bradwell working men’s club where he enjoyed a beer or two, that was where the wake was held and attended by many employees of C.S, previous employers of Eric, Customers and family from all over the country.
Eric leaves three brothers and three sisters. His wife Jane and two daughters Michelle and Sarah, who he loved dearly.
To sum up Eric was a great friend and work colleague and was never one to make a fuss always wanting to help others out and will be sorely missed by all who knew him. Eric was known as Eric the valiant at Central Supplies due to his love of Port Vale and he was indeed that in every way.

Eric passed away on 19-06-2013.

RIP Eric you will be greatly missed.