Findus Group combines UK divisions

Findus Group on Monday announced that it has formed a new entity out of three of its divisions. Young’s Seafood, The Seafood Co. and Findus UK will be combined into one entity, Young’s Seafood Ltd., forming the United Kingdom’s largest seafood supplier with annual turnover of about GBP 600 million.

Leendert den Hollander, currently managing director of the Findus Group UK & Ireland, will be appointed CEO of Young’s Seafood Ltd. He will be joined by Pete Ward, currently managing director of The Seafood Co., who will become COO of Young’s Seafood Ltd.

“I’m delighted to announce that we intend to launch Young’s Seafood Ltd.,” said den Hollander. “Fish is a fantastic source of protein and has an essential part to play in the healthy diet of the UK consumer. We love fish — that’s why fish is right at the heart of our business — and we will further accelerate growth by drawing on our scale, heritage and leadership in fish and seafood, in close partnership with our retailer customers.”

Young’s Seafood Ltd. will employ roughly 3,200 people across 13 UK sites.


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