Daren Durkin – Managing Director

Daren founded the company with three core principles in mind.

1) Excellent Product Quality.
2) First-Class Customer Service & Supply Chain Efficiency.
3) Integrity with Ethical Business Practices.

From his early years working in a Slaughterhouse, Daren has over 30 years’ experience in the Meat Industry and has amassed a considerable degree of knowledge on Production, Processing and Supply Chain. He enjoys strategic relationships at the highest level with some of Europe’s Major Producers where his knowledge and Industry experience are much sought after! Despite his respected position, Daren still ‘leads from the front’ and recognises the importance of regular dialogue with all the company’s customer base.

“We never take business for granted! Our customers are all unique and valued! Only by listening to them can we fully understand exactly what they expect of us!”

Jacob Durkin – Company Director

Jacob has a much deserved reputation as an outstanding Strategic Marketer. From gaining an impressive Honours degree in International Business he has facilitated in the steady growth of Trentham Foods working to Daren’s sound and ethical business practice. Under Jacob’s guidance, the company has undergone a steady period of sustainable growth. From the company’s inception as a specialist supplier of Poultry, Jacob has overseen the growth of the ‘original’ product portfolio by listening to the customer base and what they require, thus ensuring that Trentham Foods are surely ‘solutions providers’ in their field.

Ben Turner – Operations Manager

Ben has played a pivotal role in the company’s growth since joining Trentham Foods four years ago. With his impressive academic and financial background (MSc in Finance) Ben is not only responsible for Financial Planning, but also monitors the company’s Supply Chain Management and Logistics Control. As the company continues to grow, he continues to develop and improve the company data bases whilst upholding the company’s ethical trading principles in adhering to strict observance of GDPR rules.

Richard Broad – Business Development Manager

Richard joined the Trentham Foods Team with an impressive track record of achievement and experience with some of the world’s leading multinational companies. He was conferred a Fellow of the Institute of Sales and Marketing Management in 2004. Whilst the breadth of Richard’s knowledge covers a variety of industries, his specialist field is in the area of food processing, packaging and associated machinery technologies. His ongoing brief at Trentham Foods is to continue to identify new growth opportunities in both ‘traditional’ and emerging markets whilst delivering excellent customer service to our loyal customer base.

Matthew Whyatt – Logistics Coordinator

Matt has a strong background in administration across a variety of businesses, with a natural organised and adaptable nature he assists across the whole company to keep things running smoothly, overseeing transport and logistics as well as order processing and liaising with suppliers. He also looks after the technical side regarding product specifications, technical questionnaires and any BRC related queries.

Dan Counter – Business Development Manager

With his impressive background in Director level Account Management, Logistics and Business Development, Dan was clearly a ‘great fit’ for Trentham Foods. He has a consultative approach to his customers, with a proven track record in building long lasting business relationships. Moreover, he espouses the Trentham Foods philosophy of ‘Service Excellence’.
A graduate in Physiotherapy, Dan is a keen and committed sportsman driven to the same standards excellence on the sports field as in the workplace. He also has a ‘passion’ for great food and is appreciative of the high quality of the products in the Trentham Foods portfolio.

Sarah Ellam – Accounts & Admin Assistant

“ A genuine and instinctive team player, highly creative with a keen eye for detail”

The above represents but one of the many positive comments used to describe Sarah.

With a 1st Class Honours Degree in Marketing Management, she successfully allies her impressive academic ability to practical, pragmatic application. Away from the office, Sarah enjoys travelling and eating out. She is a very welcome addition to the Trentham Foods team.