Plant-based milk firm Mighty announces senior appointment

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Marcus Pattison is Mighty's new finance and operations director
Marcus Pattison is Mighty's new finance and operations director

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Plant-based milk brand Mighty has appointed Marcus Pattison as its finance and operations director.

He brings more than a decade’s worth of experience to the role, including seven years working across multiple categories at Arla Foods as category finance manager, where he helped drive commercial growth. 

After his time with Arla, Pattison went on to serve as senior finance manager at hair-care company ghd to focus on supply chain strategy.  

Pattison will help oversee functional scalability of Mighty’s supply chain, managing and optimising operations, risk, and driving improvements and efficiencies that enable the brand to realise its growth ambitions both locally within the UK and globally. 

Investment and expansion 

Mighty’s new finance and operations director joined during a period that has seen the company attract £8m in capital for international expansion, as well as the launch of its new M.LKOLOGY range in Sainsbury’s, Morrisons and Tesco stores nationwide. 

Commenting on Pattison’s appointment, Mighty co-founder Nick Watkins said: “We’re thrilled to welcome Marcus to the MIGHTY team. His operational and financial eye for detail is going to be crucial for us to continue bringing sustainable plant milk to local and global markets in the most efficient and effective way​.” 

Recent appointment 

Pattison’s appointment followed the recent addition of out-of-home business development manager Ben Baldwin.  

Founded by brothers Tom and Nick Watkins in 2018, Mighty uses a novel blend of peas and out to give their plant-based alternative a milk-like taste. Reportedly one of the biggest independent family-run plant milk businesses in the UK, Mighty hoped to switch one million people to plant milk.  

In other food and drink industry appointment news, last month saw value added ingredients manufacturer Meadow Foods announce a trio of senior hires. 

Meanwhile, wholesale giant Unitas has strengthened its senior management team​ with the appointment of Cheryl Hope as its director of trading and development and Aoife Kenny as commercial director. 

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