James Knox

James Knox has succeeded his father Stephen Knox as managing director of Yorkshire Dales Meat Company.

James joined the catering butchers in 2007 as factory manager before progressing into the role of financial director in 2012. Stephen, who founded the business in 2004, said: “James really thrived as a manager and developed a fantastic understanding of this business and its markets. He’s got lots of new ideas, and the time is right for him to take over.”

James added: “It’s a really exciting time for our business, with things really picking up during 2014 after a testing few years, and I’m really looking forward to the challenge of driving the business forward.”