James SimpsonManaging Director
James is our Ironman. He has been busy over the last year preparing for and entering numerous triathlon style events, with some great results. When James isn't training and competing, he enjoys baking bread, curing meats and eating the home-made produce with some of his favourite cheeses. He loves spending time with the family, out on the hills, down on their smallholding or lunching in a country pub. James has been at FSC since 1991 and he enjoys each and every day and the variety they bring. James believes that commitment to quality and FSC’s ability to innovate in both product and service has been the key to our success. He is determined to keep innovation at the core of our investment in the future.
Patrick founded FSC in 1989. Honesty is important to him and he will not tolerate dishonesty. He enjoys the people he works with at FSC and his ambition is to keep it a happy and rewarding place in which to work. Patrick likes to travel the globe, throw a dinner party or have a round of golf, and he enjoys eating all types of cuisines.
Jeremy SimpsonCommercial Director
Jeremy is an international jet setter with a taste for spicy and sophisticated cuisine. Should Jeremy invite you around for dinner he will make you tasty French style pork with root puree; a dish that avoids the consumption of the poultry that he breeds. Jeremy has been at FSC since 1994 and is motivated by the company's belief in placing quality as number one. He would like to roll out the deli2go brand further across another couple of continents. Jeremy is disgruntled by poor customer service and works with our partners with an aim to deliver the best.
Peter WrightNon-Executive Director
Peter joined FSC in 2004. He enjoys the fast paced "can do" culture and never ceases to be amazed by the huge commitment colleagues show to the company. His role is to advise the Board particularly on strategic and financial issues. His favourite evening would be to go to an Italian restaurant with a group of friends or family, enjoy an excellent dinner and, as he is an expert on fine wines, to wash the food down with a bottle of Amarone, Barolo or Brunello de Montalcino.
Paul JamesFinancial Director
Adventure hungry Paul can't sit still; he loves climbing up or skiing down a mountain, running half marathons and playing tennis. When not exercising he enjoys a few drinks and going out for dinner whilst socialising with friends and colleagues. He is also a keen wargamer. He has been at FSC since 2003 and says that the staff make FSC what it is. His aim is to generate more wealth for FSC, it's staff and it's business partners.
Karin RingstroemProject Manager
If you were to visit Karin, (our Norwegian born, Danish resident), you would not go hungry. Karin loves to bake and cook. Some of her favourite creations include fresh bread, freshly baked danish, pizzas, pastas, as well as Indian and Thai food, quite an array. In her spare time Karin enjoys walking her dog, taking in the great outdoors, listening to rock music and following Chelsea and various other sports. She is not so keen on Manchester United or pickled Onions. Karin finds FSC a great company to work for as she enjoys the international experience she gains by working in different cultures, with different people and cuisines.
Subir ChakravartiSales Director
Yet another sporty colleague Subir is a mean squash and badminton player, who also enjoys a spot of cricket. Subir's other love is travelling, and he finds joy in marking off different places he has visited around the globe. Subir enjoys most cuisines, as long as they don’t contain mushrooms, avocado, olives or cinnamon! Cooking is not his forte and you'll be lucky to get a slice of toast if you’re invited over for dinner. Having been at FSC since 1999, Subir appreciates being surrounded by colleagues who regularly go beyond their remit to make things happen.
Amanda McCarthyTechnical Director
What Amanda enjoys most about her job is working with a great team of people and make a real difference to the customer experience. Her favourite food is French bread, camembert, olives and a glass of red wine to go with it!Australia is a country she would like to explore more; she's been there for work but not pleasure, so next time she would like to spend more time there.She believes she lives in the best county in the UK, so in her spare time she does anything that will get her out-and-about, and particularly enjoys coastal walks, food festivals, art exhibitions, open-air music concerts and plays.Amanda is not a fan of driving in bad weather, and really dislikes cold baths!In the near future, Amanda intends to decorate and renovate various aspects of her old cottage, and she'd also like to have ‘proper’ swimming lessons one day.