Meet the team

Mark Johnson

Heading up the Food & Drink Futures team, Mark has exceptional knowledge of the food and drink manufacturing industry. His support for a range of blue chip manufacturers and smaller organisations over the years has enabled him to develop strong and exclusive working relationships with some of the UK’s leading brands. Consistently providing high levels of service to both clients and candidates, Mark has also developed a specialist team of food and drink recruiters.

Jonathan Bell

Jonathan’s been very successful recruiting within the food industry, having built some fantastic relationships with both clients and candidates. He likes to operate exclusively with clients in order to offer both clients and candidates the best possible service. He offers a comprehensive recruitment process and a true consultative approach for both clients and candidates. Recruiting for mid to senior level roles, Jonathan prides himself on the quality of candidates within his network, and works with a food manufacturing client base ranging from blue chips through to SMEs.

Ferdie Habing

Ferdie is our Drinks Industry Specialist and one of the newest members of the food & Drinks team. Focussing on the Drinks Industry, his recruitment and consulting is focused around mid- to senior level positions, e.g. Directors, Senior Management, Sales, Engineering, Manufacturing, Technical NPD and HR. His background in the Hospitality Industry and Sales is what gives him the experience and knowledge to understand the needs of his clients and candidates. Ferdie’ s passion for the drinks industry is what drives him to deliver a first class service.

Melanie Saul

Specialising in food manufacturing, Mel recruits for mid to senior level roles nationally. Working with some of the UK’s top food & drink manufacturers, she prides herself on providing an exceptional recruitment service to both clients and candidates. Thanks to her recruitment experience, Mel has an extensive professional network that enables her to find the best talent for a range of permanent and interim roles.

Jack Hyde

Jack Hyde is the newest recruit to the Food and Drinks Futures team. A young man who has picked up recruiting very quickly with the helpful advice from Mark, Jonathan and the whole Food and Drink team. He began his journey within futures as an apprentice but is now exclusively recruiting within Food Manufacturers based in the North East. Jack prides himself on his quick work rate and consistent loyalty to both candidates and clients.

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