Analysts have tipped Andrew Booker, who stepped down as finance director at Northern Foods this week, to move to Premier Foods.

The food manufacturer is currently searching for an FD after Paul Thomas left the company at the end of August.

"We think there is a chance that he may go to Premier Foods as CFO," said Evolution Securities analysts Warren Ackerman and Alex Sloane.

Booker was at Northern Foods for just 10 months. He will be replaced by Simon Herrick, who joins the company from Kesa Electricals.