New appointment for Stephen Waugh

Stephen WaughStephen Waugh, Managing Director of Charing-based Ardo UK, has now also been appointed Managing Director of the international frozen fruit and vegetable specialist’s Danish arm.

Building on his success leading the British side of the business, which has seen turnover grow from £38 million to £59 million in the last ten years, Stephen is tasked with bolstering the fortunes of Ardo Denmark.

Stephen said: “With Ardo UK a thriving business I am able to also turn my attention to Denmark, safe in the knowledge of the continued high standards in Britain thanks to the support of my trusted management team.

“I look forward to sharing my experience between the two countries with the aim of building Ardo Denmark into as successful a business as Ardo UK.

“It is testament to the quality of the UK staff that I am able to focus my attentions on Denmark. It is the employees of the UK business who are responsible for posting continual growth and I know they are in a position to continue to out-perform the market. As such, there will be no change to the already excellent service levels of our UK operations.”

In Denmark, Stephen will formulate a strategy aimed at optimising the company’s efficiency and applying best practices.

Charing-based Ardo UK Ltd was named the 2013 Frozen Food Manufacturing Company of the Yearand has also won praise for its commitment to the environment and safe working practices. It is part of international Belgian Ardo Group, Europe’s largest supplier of frozen fruit and vegetables, meeting the needs of the UK’s leading supermarket chains and the catering trade.

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