Helen Cornish has been promoted to innovation and technical director, having worked at the company since 2013. Meanwhile, Jenny Kenyon, who joined Paramount 21 in 2019, has been promoted to marketing director.
Cornish said: “I’m very happy to be joining the board at Paramount. We have a great team within the business, and I look forward to working with everyone to strengthen our position into 2021 and the future.”
Paramount managing director Jon Phillips welcomed Cornish to the board. He said the announcement ‘confirms the high regard in which Helen is held both by Paramount and the wider group of customers and suppliers with which she works’.
He added: “Her positive contribution will help to shape the business into the future and always ensure we keep quality and innovation at the core of what we do.”
On Kenyon’s promotion, Phillips said: “Jenny’s appointment as marketing director is a recognition of the impact she has had on the business since joining last year and I am sure her contribution will go a long way to towards the business achieving its goals in the future and allow it to make a positive contribution to wider community in which it operates.”
Kenyon said she was ‘absolutely delighted’ to be joining the board at Paramount.
“The whole Paramount team are incredibly dedicated and a joy to work with, so I'm looking forward to everything to come for the future,” she added.
Ali Hannaford, executive chairman of Paramount 21, said: “It's important for the future of the business that we embrace the ideas of the next generation of leaders.”
She added: “Jenny's clarity of vision is important to the business and she joins a board of directors who are committed to the long-term sustainability not only of our ingredients but also of the company.”
Paramount 21 is an independently owned family business, founded by Hannaford in 1988. The company produces a range of seafood, gluten-free, vegetarian and vegan products for the UK foodservice industry, as well as exporting to Australia, UAE and Europe.