A MANUFACTURER in Cheshire has announced the appointment of a new non-executive director.

JPL Flavours, a flavour manufacturer, based in Neston, specialising in creating top note flavourings for the food and beverage industry, is pleased to officially announce the appointment of Stephen Catling.

This strategic addition to the team comes at a pivotal time as JPL Flavours celebrates a landmark year with a 18 per cent growth in sales year on year, and a 33 per cent expansion in its workforce.

Stephen Catling, a renowned figure in the food and drink industry, brings exceptional leadership and strategic insight to the JPL team.

Managing Director, Jake Lavelle, said: “Stephen joins us at a really exciting time for JPL Flavours and I have no doubt he will assist in strengthening our market position, driving our mission to deliver the best customer service and cost-effective flavour solutions to our customers in the UK and worldwide. 

"We’re in the process of creating a dynamic leadership board with an understanding of the global market and emerging trends to support our existing management team.

"With Stephen’s impressive track record of leading companies through periods of significant growth and understanding of the food and drink industry, I’m confident we’ll be in a strong position for the next financial year.”

Stephen Catling said:, “I am delighted to join JPL Flavours at this remarkable juncture. The company’s commitment to innovation, quality and customer satisfaction is impressive and I look forward to contributing to its future success and strategic direction.”

Catling’s appointment is effective immediately and his insights and expertise are poised to play a pivotal role in shaping JPL Flavours’ strategic direction and future success.