Meet the family

Our Managing Directors

Hannah Shipton - Abel & Cole

Hannah was appointed Managing Director of Abel Cole in October 2016. With a background in retail management, Hannah joined our organic online retailer in 2006.

Since then she has led the customer service team, run sales and marketing as a director and more recently been the deputy managing director.

Hannah is hugely passionate about our Abel & Cole brand and is leading the business to delight customers with an exciting and innovative product range and a fantastic shopping experience.

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Dorian Hiles - Jacksons

Dorian Hiles joined us as Managing Director for Jacksons in January 2020.

He came to us from Greggs where he was Head of Manufacturing, Operations and Logistics for 12 years and was responsible for successfully shaping the business’s manufacturing processes across multiple sites. Prior to this he held several senior positions for Cumbria Seafoods, McCain Foods and Findus.

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Jill Martin - Wellocks

Jill Martin joined Wellocks in January 2019 as Chief Operating Officer and became MD of the business in June 2019.

She has more than 20 years’ experience in the food industry and in addition to working as Finance Director in our bakery Jacksons and MyFresh, she’s also worked for Warburtons, Tyrells and United Biscuits.

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Adam Wells - Belazu

Adam founded Belazu in 1991 with his school friend George Bennell. Originally named The Fresh Olive Company, the business went from small beginnings to become the UK’s leading food service Mediterranean ingredients supplier and top-selling retail balsamic vinegar and premium olive oil brand.

In true British entrepreneurial style, Adam has learnt his role on the job over the years and manages the development of the financial, operational and human resource elements of the business while coordinating the creative talents of Product Director George and fellow founder Charlie Hodges who has masterminded the commercial expansion of the company into every sector of the British food industry.

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Fraser Parramint - MyFresh

Fraser joined our MyFresh business in October 2018 as Interim Commercial Director. He was appointed Managing Director in March 2019.

Fraser has spent more than 20 years in the food industry, having previously worked in senior commercial roles for Byron Burger, Marks & Spencer and The Restaurant Group.

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