Specialist ingredients supplier Henley Bridge has added to its sales team with the appointment of industry expert Charlie Porter.

Charlie joins the company’s growing team of Business Development Managers with a fine pedigree in the foodservice and bakery sectors. Her previous roles include 10 years with Country Choice (the retail arm of Brakes), specialising in bakery and patisserie, and Discovery Foods (now Santa Maria), where she was able to travel extensively and gain first-hand knowledge of a wealth of ingredients and cuisines.

Prior to taking the role at Henley Bridge, Charlie and her husband Wayne founded a successful independent bakery wholesale business, which they subsequently sold.

The Business Development Manager, who will be looking after foodservice, bakery and gelato in the South of the UK, explains what attracted her to Henley Bridge. “People are really important to me and I really liked the culture of the business.

“I also wanted to be more specialist. I’ve worked with some of the products before and they’re absolutely fantastic quality.”

Tracey Hughes, Managing Director of Henley Bridge, commented: “We’re thrilled to welcome Charlie to the team and know already that she is going to be a huge asset. Her knowledge and experience of the foodservice and bakery sectors are second to none and will be invaluable as we look to further expand into these sectors.”

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