Paul Rhodes | Director
Paul Rhodes | DirectorSustainable Supply Chain Specialist
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Tel: 07834 337 344
Email: paul@sustainablefoodchains.co.uk

Consulting Profile

Overview and professional focus

A seasoned supply chain professional with over 27 years experience in the farming and food industries, having worked with a broad portfolio of businesses, building new supply chains and strengthening existing ones, Worked with farming and Agri-Food operations, food processors, manufacturers, wholesalers, caterers and retailers to develop committed long term supply arrangements. An excellent strategic mind capable of developing innovative solutions which have included innovative business models, global patents, business networks and strategic business plans and proven in successful delivery of these strategies.

Competence profile

  • Establishing sustainable food supply chains
  • Creating bespoke “Sustainability Plans
  • Grant applications
  • Project management from conception to completion
  • Business & marketing plan development
  • Developing sophisticated value chain models

Selected Experience

Established  Sustainable Supply Chains for a wide range of different food & farming businesses

Delivered long term innovative supply chain models for food & farming businesses. These include: Morrisons, Booths,  Mitchells & Butlers, Underwood Meat Company, FA Gill,  Bakkavor, Pork Farms, McCain’s, United Biscuits , Houghton Hams, Muntons Plc, Bumble Hole Foods, Fresh Pastures CIC , & EggSell. All of these supply chains are continuing to operate & grow, delivering significant benefit to all those involved.

Processing and Food Manufacturers Clients

Developing sophisticated value chain models from farm to retailer for pork, lamb, egg and potatoes, to aid the development of sustainable collaborative supply chains between farmers and end users, create transparency, to act as negotiation tools and to help make efficiency gains.

Creating bespoke Sustainability Plans

Working with food businesses to develop holistic sustainability plans which encompass the whole supply chain. These plans create a road map to delivering efficiency gains &cost savings as well as reducing the impact of the supply chain on the environment. These plans help a business to make measurable progress ; to  future proof their business and develop more resilient & robust supply chains.

Making it Happen

Developed a reputation for delivering success, by delivering projects from concept to completion. In many cases this involves work to develop the strategy, creation of the business & marketing plans and then making those plans a reality. This is supported by a great success rate in achieving grant aid through grant applications for food and farming businesses.