Former Burton’s Biscuits COO Gavin Canham has left fresh pasta and noodle maker Ugo Foods a year after he was appointed CEO.

Canham said he had not ruled out a return to the family-owned business, which owns the Dell’Ugo brand. He was in talks with three parties, including chairman Paul Ugo, he added.

Accounts at Companies House showed Ugo Foods sales rose 8% to £12.7m in the year to 30 April, while operating profits fell 4% to £595,373.