Richard Harper
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richard harper

Operations Director

Richard joined Creative Foods as Operations Director, having initially conducted some project work at our Calder site in Carlisle. Richard has worked in the food industry since 1990 working for both branded (Ferrero & Sharwoods) & own label manufacturers.


He has been in Director roles since 1995 either as a CEO, Managing Director or Sales & Marketing Director. During this time he has gained significant experience of trading with the UK’s major grocery multiples, discounters and foodservice wholesalers. He has worked in chilled cooked meats, chilled ethnic snacks, chilled ready meals, chilled houmous / dips and fresh produce product areas.


Richard successfully managed the biggest chilled ready meal site in Europe for 2 Sisters supplying M&S and ALDI, with a turnover of over £130 million and 1500 colleagues.