Ludlow Food Centre seeking new MD as Berry moves on
Shropshire’s Ludlow Food Centre is on the search for a new boss after announcing the departure of Edward Berry.
Berry, who took over as managing director from farm shop expert Sandy Boyd in 2011, will stay with the business “to ensure a smooth transition” during the recruitment process.
Ludlow Food Centre was launched in 2007 on the Earl of Plymouth’s 8,000 acre Oakly Park Estate at Bromfield.
Boyd – who had previously run Chatsworth Farm Shop, and subsequently launched Bodnant Welsh Food – saw the pioneering business through its start-up phase.
Berry has overseen the growth of the Food Centre to include the 160-seater Ludlow Kitchen café, the Clive Hotel & Restaurant and a satellite deli-café, Ludlow Pantry, with a delicatessen & cafe in Ludlow town centre.
He is moving from Shropshire to the Dorset coast and is expected to develop a consultancy business, drawing on a career that has ranged from hospitality with the Savoy Hotel Group to wine and Champagne. He joined Ludlow Food Centre from specialist importer Newby Teas, where he was chief operating officer.