Poultry producer Bernard Matthews appoints new chairman to top post

Bernard Matthews Great Witchingham Hall headquarters. Photo: Steve Adams

Bernard Matthews Great Witchingham Hall headquarters. Photo: Steve Adams

Turkey-giant Bernard Matthews has appointed a new chairman, with long-standing chief David Joll taking a non-executive role.

Alan Jamieson, has stepped into the post and will bring 'many years of experience in leading businesses' to the company, according to Bernard Matthews.

A spokesman for the EDP Top100 firm said: 'We can confirm that Alan Jamieson became the new chairman of the business from Tuesday March 29 2016.

'Alan brings many years of experience in leading businesses in the private equity environment and will work closely with the management team as we continue to move the business forward.

'Outgoing Chairman David Joll will continue his long association with the business as a non-executive director member of the Board.'

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Bernard Matthews Holdings reported pre-tax losses of about £5.2m for the year ended June 28 2015, an improvement from a loss of £9.9m a year earlier, according to its latest accounts filed at Companies House.

Turnover for the year fell from £306.8m to £276.7m.

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