Matt Thory

Commercial Director
01354 707861
07831 855010

Matt joined MBM in 1996, to run the potato intake. Within 18 months he was assisting John Evans; learning all aspects of procurement and marketing within the process and peeling sectors and soon took responsibility for  existing and developing new sales.

After the MBM management changes Matt joined QV Foods in 2006 to develop a new processing business for QV Foods. This department soon became a major supplier to the UK and European chipping, processing and peeling industries. QV’s decision to take over the MBM site allowed Matt and his team to develop the sector, gaining a reputation for excellence by both customers and suppliers.

James Ragg

Marketing Director
01354 707862
07493 865270

After graduating from Harper James started working for Empire World Trade as a trainee trader. He was there for 1 year, learning how the produce market worked and procuring for retail accounts.

He was then approached to work for Nationwide Produce, where he developed a strong relationship with both customers & suppliers, mainly in the French fry and peeling sectors.

James joined QV Foods in 2011 where he took charge of some key accounts. This relationship developed with QVF becoming the preferred supplier with several customers.

James is a founder member of the Linwood Crops with n expanding portfolio of customers and suppliers. The Linwood Crops facilities at March enables him to maintain the excellent reputation he already had with customers.

Chris Marshall

Managing Director
01354 707866
07493 865273

Chris is a BASIS qualified agronomist specialising specifically in potatoes. His career path includes roles as arable farm manager for GS Shropshire, Commercial Agronomist at MBM & Head of Agriculture for QV Foods. In these roles he was responsible for growing considerable areas of potatoes.

He has extensive knowledge of the practicalities of  husbandry, harvesting, storage and costings faced by the modern potato grower.

Customer-facing, he has significant experience working with the ultimate retail customer, while managing the realistic abilities of the producers governed in many cases by nature.

Glenda Brickley

Administration Manager
01354 707864

Glenda heads up administration and keeps the rest of the team in order. She manages the procurement & sales team’s paperwork, looks after returns between customers and suppliers, and manages all payments, contract positions and anything else asked of her!

Glenda started her career in the potato industry as part of the McCain GB field office team before joining MBM. She then joined the QV Foods process team and has followed them to Linwood Crops. Glenda’s understanding of the industry makes her an instrumental part of the exceptional service offered by the Linwood Crops team to its growers, suppliers and customers.

Bianca Connor

Trading Co-Ordinator
01354 707865

Bianca co-ordinates any haulage requirements, is happy to assist with order-taking and works closely with Glenda to fulfil additional administration requirements. With an exceptional understanding of the grading, storage, and stock systems, she was previously co-ordinator between the procurement & sales teams and the operations teams at QV Foods.

Additionally Bianca is our IT specialist, looking after the company’s Facebook, Twitter & LinkedIn pages and website updates – she also posts our monthly favourite potato recipes; any suggestions, please email her.

Linwood Crops Limited (West)

Yewtree House Farm, Back Lane, Smallwood, Sandbach, Cheshire CW11 2UN

Richard Cliff

Sales Director
01477 531295
07870 549854

Richard’s passion for agriculture stems from growing up on the family farm in Cheshire. He studied Agriculture & Animal Science at the University of Leeds and then went onto to join the Grampian Country Food Group’s graduate program. After spending over 2 years working on several areas of the ag supply chain within Grampian, Richard took on a technical procurement role with NWF Agriculture.

In 2008 Richard joined Greenvale AP trading potatoes and progressed well within the business. By 2014 he held the position of Trading Manager for the Group. During the last 12 years Richard has gained extensive experience in processing, packing, wholesale, foodservice and export potato markets and joins Linwood crops to manage our new business unit in the West.

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