Mike Edwards Bakkavor

Mike Edwards has been promoted to COO, UK of Bakkavor

Bakkavor has promoted Mike Edwards to the newly created position of chief operating officer, UK.

Edwards was previously managing director of meal solutions and has been a member of the Bakkavor management board since 2011.

He will have overall responsibility for the UK operations and will report into group CEO Agust Gudmundsson.

Edwards’ appointment comes a year after UK and Europe CEO Gordon Pates retired after 43 years with the group.

“Mike’s appointment as COO of the UK reflects our commitment to the strategic development of our UK business operations and our focus on the evolving needs of our customers,” said Bakkavor CEO Agust Gudmundsson.

Bakkavor also revealed that Steve Broadbent, managing director of convenience food, was leaving the group.

“I would like to thank Steve Broadbent for his significant contribution to the group and wish him well for the future,” said Gudmundsson.