SK Chilled Foods has welcomed a new board member with a wealth of food industry expertise.

Nigel Horsman, formerly of Dorset Cereals, is the newest member of the SK Chilled Foods board.

Nigel, who joined the food manufacturing industry after a time as a Chartered Accountant in the late 1980s’ and early 1990s’, has previously worked in a variety of roles in businesses including Hazlewoods and the William Price Group.

He has also worked as a Director of a subsidiary with the Rank Group, supplying the retail leisure sector before moving to Dorset with his family for, in his words, “the River Cottage” lifestyle in 2004.

It was in Dorset, in between keeping (and butchering) his own pigs that Nigel became half of a two-man management buy-in team that, with private equity backing, purchased Dorset Cereals Ltd, now a household name.

After spectacular growth of the Dorset Cereals brand, the team sold the business in 2008. Determined to spend more time with his family, and a fishing rod or two, Nigel left the business.

Unfortunately the fishing proved to be disappointing and Nigel chose to channel his passion for the sport into the Bass Anglers’ Sportfishing Society restoration project which aimed to restore stocks of Sea Bass in Britain’s waters. It proved to be an all-consuming, but rewarding project.

Nigel said: “A former colleague introduced me to Richard Shippee, the Chairman of SK Chilled Foods, who has now asked me to join the Board.

“SK is a dynamic business with an excellent management team and a very bright future and I am very pleased to be part of the team. I hope my varied experiences can add value to the strategic progress of the business.”

Managing Director at SK Chilled Foods, Jeremy Faulkner, said: “We are absolutely delighted to welcome someone of Nigel’s experience and food industry calibre to our board. His knowledge and expertise will be invaluable in continuing to grow SK in the future.”

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