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Mark Hodson

Managing Director

Mark is an industry leader with significant experience in business transformation. He is looking to consolidate and build on the good work done by the team at EDME, and to expand the company’s horizons through closer working relationships with – and support to - customers.

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Renata Faldo

Technical Director

As technical director, Renata makes sure all of our processes exceed professional standards, and that all of our products are safe to eat, and of exceptional quality.


Gary McIlwaine

Operations Director

Gary McIlwaine originally joined as a production operative over 15 years ago. He went on to secure the role as production manager in 2018, and now has been a promoted to head of operations. As head of operations, Gary is responsible for our production team as well as overseeing warehousing, transport, and engineering.

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Scott Pattinson

Finance and Commercial Director

Finance and commercial controller Scott was appointed in April 2018, having joined us back in 2014. As well as overseeing all financial reporting, he works closely with our sales and operations teams to ensure our products are made from raw materials of the very best quality sourced at the best possible price, so that we can offer our customers the best value for money around.

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Dr Jisun Lee

Head of Innovation

Specialising as a molecular biologist, Jisun brings a wealth of scientific knowledge and experience to her role. When it comes to new product development, she is the right arm of customers. Whether it is new ingredients or new ways of using ingredients, Jisun's overall mission is that they will add value in nutritional, taste, texture, and appearance.


Gavin Mulligan MSc. MIFST

Product and Process Support Manager

Gavin looks after existing products, alongside managing specific areas of process development. He works with the technical department to ensure products continue to meet high quality standards, as well as with the sales team to make sure customer requirements are delivered.

Jo Townes

Jo Townes

Customer Service Supervisor

Jo heads up our customer service team, making sure all of our customers are satisfied, safe in the knowledge that they will receive exactly what they ask for.

Lynne Smith

Lynne Smith

Transport Manager

Transport manager Lynne Smith makes sure the EDME fleet is in top condition, running efficiently and on time. 


Ashley Clinton

Sales Manager

As sales manager, Ashley Clinton uses his expert knowledge and experience to bring advantage to you, the customer.

Aymeric Defoucher, international sales manager

Aymeric De Foucher

International Sales Manager

As international sales manager, Aymeric De Foucher has an encyclopedic knowledge of our products, and how to apply them. With him, you're in good hands.

Alicia Harvey Quality Technician

Alicia Harvey

Quality Assurance Supervisor

Alicia ensures that food safety and site hygiene standards and measures are of the highest quality. Her support has been integral in helping the company to excel in its BRC rating.

Jordan Peck

Jordan Peck

Quality Control Supervisor

Starting with the company as an apprentice in 2015, Jordan has progressed in the company and  is now a supervisor. He has particular focus on sustainable processes and is always striving to make existing products the best they can possibly be.

Shane Townes

Shane Townes

Warehouse Supervisor

Shane has been working for EDME since 1993. Starting as a warehouse operative  - where he was based for 25 years - and more recently promoted to supervisor. The role involves working with every department in the business: production, engineering, sales, labs & quality control and transport; alongside working closely with the warehouse team overseeing stock, organising the team and the workload.