Meet The Board
Meet The Board

English Provender Company board members

The English Provender board directors are passionate about our business, and making English Provender Company a great place to work.

It is their role to ensure that our brands and products are kept firmly ahead of the game – and they have lots of fun in doing so!

Gary Blake, Chairman

Gary Blake, Chairman

Chairman of the Board since 2011, & MD before that, Gary likes to think he is in charge! Gary has a real passion for people, and works closely with all of the businesses within the EBS group to nurture success. As a dedicated Spurs fan its safe to say that loyalty is a valuable attribute. Gary loves a good curry & his ideal dinner guest is Barack Obama.

 
James Logan, Managing Director

James Logan, Managing Director

James joined EPC as Managing Director in August 2016.

 
Andy Riches, Operations Director

Andy Riches, Operations Director

Andy has been with EPC since 2005 and has overseen some important projects during that time – he loves bringing in new kit and technology to our factories. As an ex- Royal Naval officer and avid water-skiier, Andy has a real sense of adventure and brings all that energy to his role at EPC. Andy would love Rick Stein to cook him up some seafood.

 
Paul Warnes, Purchasing Director

Paul Warnes, Purchasing Director

Paul is responsible for all our corporate buying decisions & has been with EPC since 2004. Prior to that he worked at mayonnaise producer Suffolk Foods from 1990. Needless to say Paul has a wealth of experience and particularly enjoys the challenges the markets can bring. And as a lifelong Norwich City fan, Paul certainly likes a challenge! Paul would love to sit down for a bite to eat with Michael Palin over Battered Skate and Chips.

 
Jason Belmont, Commercial Director

Jason Belmont, Commercial Director

Jason is our newest recruit and comes to EPC from Pepsico. He’s excited by this new opportunity to work with all our customers as well as the different teams within EPC to deliver our fantastic portfolio and end results. Jason coaches his sons football team, and enjoys watching the rugby & live music in his spare time. With the Dalai Lama as his dream dinner guest, Jason’s ideal meal is a lovely seafood risotto.

 
Lisa McCrystal, Finance Director

Lisa McCrystal, Finance Director

Lisa joined the team at EPC in 2011 from Kerry Group, to oversee our growing Finance, Customer Service and IT Teams. The highlight of her role at EPC is seeing members of the team develop into Finance leaders of the future. Lisa is well known in the office for her love of shoes, and also enjoys spinning and keeps Zen with yoga. Lisa would share Chicken in Pandanus leaf, Pad Krapow Moo and Mango with Francsico Goya (or Bradley Cooper!)

 
Carl Steckerl, Technical Director

Carl Steckerl, Technical Director

Carl joined EBS Group back in 1997 and worked on the Billingtons sugar brand for 10 years before moving to EPC. Carl is passionate about food and gets a real buzz from seeing the products he’s had a hand in making on the supermarket shelves. He is passionate about Arsenal FC, Scouting and clocking the miles on his electric car. Carl would share a simple steak cooked on a camp fire with adventurer Chief Scout Bear Grylls.

 
 
 
 
 
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