Castle Dairies appoints Simon Hamblin as new General Manager

Posted on 23rd July 2020

Welsh butter producer, Castle Dairies, appoints Simon Hamblin as its new General Manager.

Hamblin joins the family-run business from Greencore and prior to that, Sales Director at Samworth Brothers. Hamblin boasts more than 25 years’ experience at senior levels in some of the UK’s largest food and drink businesses, including his role as Commercial Director at Greencore for over 5 years.

Hamblin will lead the company’s strategic growth as the business expands over the coming years. He will be accountable for both Operational and Commercial functions of the business and will lead the management team to develop the business further.

‘’I am very happy to announce the appointment of Simon Hamblin to the newly created position of General Managing at Castle Dairies,’’ said MD Nigel Lloyd. ‘’Simon who is originally from the Caerphilly area has had a successful career working in senior positions with some of the largest food manufacturing companies in the UK.  His appointment at this exciting time for Castle Dairies will further strengthen the management team and prepare the company for future growth.’’

“I am delighted to be joining Castle Dairies at what is a hugely exciting time for the business. Castle Dairies have a proven reputation for outstanding quality and service, I am very excited to be joining the business and working with the exceptional team in Caerphilly,’’ said Hamblin.

Castle Dairies has gone from strength to strength in recent years, I am looking forward to working with the business to further build upon these successes moving forward.’’


About Castle Dairies

Caerphilly based Castle Dairies revealed a significant rebrand of its product brands in 2019, which are sold across a number of supermarkets throughout the UK and abroad including Waitrose, M&S, Asda, Lidl, Morrisons and Aldi. Castle Dairies, which was founded in 1966, has spent a reported £1m investing in upgrading its facilities over the past three years. The company produces own label spreadable butters and block butters for many of the UK’s largest retailers nationwide.

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