Retail Ventures Ltd, part of Jamie Oliver's group of companies, which
markets, sells and distributes much of Jamie's food and non-food
products, both in the UK and overseas, is preparing to enter a new
and exciting stage of its development, with the appointment of David
Page as its new Managing Director. He took up the post at the
beginning of April 2007.
current role is Group Managing Director of Patak's, the well known
Indian food business. In the nearly 16 years that David has been at
Patak's, the company has expanded rapidly, with the business now
employing around 650 staff and sales approaching £80m per annum.
David has been instrumental in establishing Patak's as the leading
authentic Indian food brand in UK and International markets. Prior to
working at Patak's, he was the UK Managing Director for Campbell's
Ventures Ltd, established in 2005, currently markets the Jamie Oliver
Italian range of pasta sauces and antipasti, as well as a selection
of rubs, flavoured sugars, oils and salts, all of which are available
in Sainsbury's. Jamie Oliver's food products are also shortly to be
launched in various major markets within Continental Europe. In
addition, Jamie's branded, non-food products are distributed
worldwide via arrangements with household names such as Tefal, Royal
Worcester and Typhoon.
David Page to the Jamie Oliver family, Tara Donovan, Chairman of
Fresh Retail Ventures Ltd said: "David has proven ability in the
retail business and we are delighted to have him working with us.
Fresh Retail Ventures has exciting years ahead, with many new
products in the pipeline and many territories where Jamie is a
household name still to be targeted by our Sales and Marketing team.
David's arrival comes at the perfect time."
said "I am absolutely delighted to be joining Jamie Oliver's
team at such an important and critical time in the development of his
brand. I believe that Jamie Oliver stands for everyday, accessible
and great quality food, all of which are key factors in influencing
today's consumers in terms of their food purchases."