Paul Reid

Paul’s career in the food industry spans over 35 years in procurement roles with several UK retailers including the Co-operative, Iceland and Somerfield covering an array of product categories. This includes heading up the fresh meat and poultry business at the Co-op driving their move to a 100% British sourcing policy and higher animal welfare agenda.

Paul joined Birtwistles in June 2019 as Supply Chain Manager responsible for leading the purchasing and planning functions, ensuring that we source, purchase and maintain stock levels to meet the exact specification requirements for all our customers on daily basis.

A commitment to achieving the highest quality and technical standards is key and Paul’s retail knowledge and experience is a great asset assisting the business ethos of driving retail standards throughout the whole of the supply chain and managing effectively our extensive raw material, finished product and supplier portfolios.

Paul has thoroughly enjoyed his introduction Birtwistles and is looking forward to delivering change across the business making collaborative working with all stakeholders the key driving force for improving our standards of communication.

“The key take-outs from my first impressions of the business would be just how terrific the people are at Birtwistles and how committed everyone here is in working to deliver the highest quality products to 1000’s of customers daily. Frankly it is nothing short of astonishing.”