Our Team

Meet The Team

Ryan has now completed over 30 years working for the Middleton Group and is the Sales Manager on the Fast Food and Glaze Divisions. Working his way through the company, Ryan has extensive knowledge of the fish and chip industry and has sat on various trade steering and judging panels and has also been President of the trade association NEODA. A lover of football, cricket and rugby as well as a gin and tonic whilst watching. Partial to a good curry and obviously, fish and chips.

Ryan Baker

Sales Manager

Pete has been with Middleton’s for 9 years as our General Manager. With an extensive background in the foodservice industry, Pete has held positions at authority of several of the UK’s leading distribution companies over 35 years. Pete has been the driving force behind many of our projects over the last few years and works with all the teams within the business. Famed for his sharp wit, Pete is an avid pool player, long suffering supporter of Port Vale FC and lover of 70’s Rock.

Pete Moss

General Manager

Lee has over 27 years’ experience in the Fish and Chip industry. Lee has covered all aspects of the trade from selling sundries to running a shop, selling frying ranges and shop layout design. Having been a part of the original Middleton’s batter boys from 1992-2000 he re-joined the team in 2013, covering the North West of England, North Wales and parts of the Home Counties.Lee is always on hand to give advice to new or experienced operators. At the weekends you will find Lee at the Molineux supporting his beloved Wolves, playing cards and drinking G&T with friends or cooking low and slow on his Kamado Joe BBQ.

Lee Woodward

Regional Development Manager

Wayne has worked in the fish & chip trade for 28 years, beginning his career in a packaging manufacturing business before becoming a sales manager for a fish & chip distributor. With a developing interest in ingredients and a passion for fish and chips he began to sell batters, breadings and coatings, learning his trade with experienced fish fryers and lab technicians enabling him to fill his potential for Middleton Foods where he has worked since 2017. Wayne is a family man living in Kent who likes travelling and socialising. He follows Crystal Palace and plays golf. When he’s not doing any of those, you’ll find him building something in the house.

Wayne Gambell

Regional Development Manager

Jason started his career in fish and chips in 1997 with Plymouth Agencies working his way up to Warehouse Manager and to Sales Manager in his 18 years employment with them. Jason then enjoyed a 3 years sales role with Friars Pride before his passion for fish and chips enabled him to further his ambitious career with Middleton Foods where he has been a Regional Development Manager for two and a half years. Jason is a social West Country lad who likes a good pasty but hates vegetables. He is into his cars, follows rallying and has a passion for mountain biking. Jason loves to travel and explore obscure places learning about their history

Jason Parsonage

Regional Development Manager

Ayesha has been with Middleton’s for nearly 20 years and has worked her way from shop floor to supervisory roles and then onto the Production Manager across our entire factory. Ayesha works closely with various sections of the business to ensure that our customers always have the goods they need when they need them and this has become a hallmark of our business. Outside of work, Ayesha spends time with family, has a new grandson and is always happy to be enjoying cocktails with the girls.

Ayesha Bradley

Production Manager

Anthony has been with Middleton for over 13 years and leads our NPD team on the glazes, seasonings and flavours side of the business. He has been involved in the industry for over 25 years and has worked on many of the major projects that we have secured over the last 10 years including work into the fast food, foodservice, retail and industrial sectors. His ability to adapt his skills to various systems has been at the forefront of our growth. Outside of Middletons, Ant enjoys a local beer, some good food on the BBQ and time with his family. He is a West Bromwich Albion season ticket holder and despite this, still loves sport!

Anthony Hyde

NPD Technologist

Ramsay started out in the trade at Jesse Robinson in Nottingham over 38 years ago and has worked in all aspects of selling and supplying to the fish and chip industry. Working for Friars Pride for many years Ramsay has an extensive knowledge of the trade and customers in the East Midlands and eastern England and has been with Middletons for nearly 20 years. Outside of work, Ramsay is a keen treasure hunter and detectorist and can be found on a golf course whenever he can.

Nigel Ramsay

Area Development Manager

I delighted to have joined the Foodservice team in Sept 2017. It is great to be working for a company with such a “ can do attitude “ for the products and services we provide for our customers. I’ve worked within the foodservice sector for 34 years. During this time, I have gained experience working for and with wholesalers and manufacturers. My speciality is currently working with pub groups and manufacturers to develop new products or work on cost engineering projects. I also work hard developing strong relationships with our wholesales and purchasing groups.

Paul Constable

Sales Rep

Michelle has been with Middleton’s for nearly 20 years and runs the NPD and QC department for the fish and chip division. Michelle controls the quality and evaluation of all the base flour that is used for the production of our famous fish and chip batters and works with the sales team to develop own label and branded products. Outside of work, Michelle is a devoted mother and grandmother and spends as much time with family as she can (even putting up with watching football!)…she also makes a mean cocktail or two!

Michelle Bate

NPD / QC – Fish Frying

Phil has been with the business for over 20 years and has been at the heart of our distribution and warehousing for all of that time. He has overseen our business grow from holding 60 pallets to over 3000 so he is a bit busier these days! Outside of work, Phil is a passionate Wolverhampton Wanderers supporter and relaxes by walking his dog.

Phil Mason

Warehouse Manager

Maggie has worked as Technical Manager at Middleton’s for 17 year. Maggie covers all the QC, R&D and Technical, HACCP,VACCP BRC ,food safety, compliance and legality and is a trained trainer and auditor. Maggie has worked in the food industry for 33 years and has a background of food manufacturing in roles including QC Supervisor , Technician  ,Production Shift Manager, New product Development and Technical and has worked on projects for customers such as  Tesco ,Sainsburys, Asda ,Spar ,Bobby’s, Tayto , Bidfood, Brakes, Caterers Choice and Booker . When not working enjoys reading sewing and spending time with her grandchildren.

Maggie Gibbs

Technical Manager

Dean has been with the Middleton group for over 33 years and has been a specialist on the fast food division for the last 15 years. Dean covers the Midlands, South Wales and Northern Ireland and also is the face of Middleton Foods in many of our ‘how to’ Videos. Away from work, Dean has completed Tri-Athlons and enjoys keeping fit. He is a proud father and grandfather and is a long suffering supporter of Newcastle United FC.

Dean Baker

Regional Development Manager