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Anchor Seafoods Ex.MD fully retires.


Tony Redman stood down from the position of managing director at Anchor Seafoods, early in 2006 and for a transitional period continued on a part-time basis, handling specific operational and planning issues.

He started with the Sussex based company in November 1991, becoming commercial director in 1996, managing director in 1999 and overseeing the company's transition from a supplier of frozen prawns, mainly to sandwich makers and general retailers and wholesalers, to a major global supply source of frozen and chilled shellfish of all kinds to the UK's major supermarket chains.

The company also developed significant manufacturing capabilities (at sister company Cromer Crab Company) and a strong reputation for ethical and environmental standards.

Mr. Redman joined Anchor Seafoods at the invitation of then owners Edwin and Norman Young, whom he knew from his career at Yeungs Seafoods between 1970 to 1985.

As Young's first-ever professional export sales manager, he helped them gain the Queen's Award for Exports in 1982. Other experience in the seafood industry included a year with Homac Seafoods in Scotland and five years as general sales manager and then sales director at Starfish, Suffolk.

His retirement will, he says, give him an opportunity to work on his golf handicap, see more of his wife and possibly do some consultancy work.

"To be managing director at Anchor was a long-held ambition," he commented. "It was a reat privilege to work with such a dedicated team of hardworking professionals at every level of the business." RE06

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Publication:Frozen & Chilled Foods
Date:Jan 1, 2008
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