Morrisons director moves back to Young’s –

Morrisons director moves back to Young’s Published:  18 March, 2014

FRANK Green, one of the key figures behind the successful development  of Wm Morrisons seafood processing factory in Grimsby, is returning to Young’s Seafood in a senior managerial position.

He joined Morrisons as fresh seafood category director just over two years ago, not long after the supermarket group opened its Grimsby seafood operation which provides fish to the company’s chain of stores around the country.

Prior to that Green worked for Cumbrian Seafoods, which went into administration at the end of 2011.

Young’s said it was pleased at the appointment. Green will be based in Grimsby, the hub of Young’s frozen and branded operations, and will commence his new role early next month. He will report directly to Wayne Hudson, Managing Director – Frozen.

Green has many years’ experience of running commercial seafood operations and held a number of senior sales roles across the frozen and chilled categories of Young’s prior to 2009.

Liam Pickup, who is presently responsible for leading the frozen retail sales team, will leave Young’s at the end of May to pursue career opportunities within easy travelling distance of his home.

Commenting on the appointment, Wayne Hudson said: ‘I am pleased that we have managed to attract someone of Frank Green’s calibre. His all-round experience and passion for seafood will be a huge asset to our Company.’

He added: “Liam joined Young’s in 2011. During this time, he has been instrumental in building the competitiveness of our frozen brand. I would like to thank Liam for all his efforts and contribution to our business over the past 3 years and wish him well in his future career.’

Liam Pickup said: ‘I’ve had a great time at Young’s working with an amazing brand and a great team. I’ve learnt lots and wish everybody at Young’s all the very best for the future.’

Young’s have made a number of new appointments in its frozen and chilled sectors since the beginning of the year. However, it has lost its chief executive Leendert den Hollander, who has moved to a new post outside the seafood industry.

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