The Regional Food Group for Yorkshire and Humber, which goes under the brand DeliciouslyYorkshire, has appointed Melanie Towler to the new role of supply chain co-ordinator.

She joins the RFGYH from rural consultancy and farm assurance company CMS UK where she was audit manager. Prior to that she worked for Dairy Farmers of Britain as milk supply manager before that role .

The RFGYH said Towler's appointment would boost the fortunes of local food producers by supporting them to win public sector contracts. Towler, who said she was optimistic about her new role, will also work to help small businesses identify potential contracts.