AG Barr appoints David Ritchie to its board

By Nicholas Robinson contact

- Last updated on GMT

Ritchie joins as AG Barr Milton Keynes plans to double output
Ritchie joins as AG Barr Milton Keynes plans to double output

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AG Barr has announced David Ritchie will join its board as a non-executive director from April 1.

The Bovis Home Group boss is a former KPMG ceo after joining as its group financial director in 1998.

He said: “I am very pleased to be appointed as non-executive director of AG Barr and look forward to working with the board.”

John Nicolson, AG Barr chairman, said: “I am delighted that David Ritchie will be joining our board in April.

‘A wealth of experience’

“He brings with him a wealth of highly relevant experience and I look forward to his involvement.”

Meanwhile, AG Barr’s newest production site in Milton Keynes will double its output this year to 19M cans, said factory manager Tim Stacey.

The £41M site, which was completed in May 2013, covers 21,000m2 ​of land and is highly automated, said Stacey in an exclusive interview​ with FoodManufacture.co.uk’s sister title Food Manufacture ​this month.

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