Hot on the heels of its management buyout, JB Kind has recruited an experienced operations manager to oversee the firm's warehousing logistics.

New recruit Sean Batchelor will be responsible for all warehouse operations, third-party logistic services, health and safety, man management and customer service within this vital JB Kind function. Previously holding senior posts at Great Universal Shopping, P&O, J&L and Blakemore Foodservice, he holds a range of professional qualifications to support his practical experience.

JB Kind commercial director Martin Hile said: "JB Kind is currently in a very strong position in the marketplace, which enables us to recruit the very best from across all disciplines. We chose Sean because we felt he had excellent experience, the right JB Kind 'can do' attitude, and would fit really well into our thriving team.

"Excellence in distribution and delivery is part of what sets us apart from the competition, so it's essential we have the right person for the job. Sean brings with him a wealth of operations experience and he has been adding value to the JB Kind operations experience since his first day on site."

Mr Batchelor himself said: "JB Kind is a well-respected company that's known for its enthusiastic team spirit. I'm looking forward to working as part of a cohesive team, being responsible for changes that will impact positively on the bottom line, and to being part of the JB Kind experience at this extremely exciting time."