Position: Chief executive Company: BFD Group The job: Tempest said his core aims would be to grow BFD's customer base and develop its food ranges: "We plan to maximise our strengths of buying, selling and marketing speciality continental meats and cheeses to an ever-widening range of UK food outlets. "With the recent acquisition of Crowson's," he added, "we see the opportunity to become the biggest independent speciality chilled meat and cheese business in the UK." Tempest will be based in BFD's Derby offices. Background: Tempest comes to BFD with a background of more than 20 years working for Mars in international sales and marketing positions. He was previously country managing director for all Mars products in Austria for four years, from 1998. Before that he led the Mars ice cream business in France for seven years. He joined the company in 1978 as a salesman for Pedigree Petfoods. {{PEOPLE MOVES }}