Philip Wilkinson, managing director of Grampian Country Food Group’s chicken business, is leaving the company.

Grampian said that Wilkinson would be leaving the business at the end of the month. He will pursue his involvement with a number of trade bodies.

A spokesman for Grampian Country Food Group said: “We would like to take this opportunity to thank Philip for his contribution to Grampian’s chicken business, group purchasing and his participation on the executive board. We wish him every success in the future.”

In June last year Grampian restructured its business into three distinct units and reshuffled its management team. As part of the changes, Wilkinson became MD of the group’s new integrated and added value chicken unit.