Red Dragon Associates Ltd Projects - Page 2
Business Consultant/Interim General Manager
Engaged by a company with £3m turnover and 50 employees
producing cider, wine and fruit juices supplying through local
sales and national off licence groups.
Advised upon all technical and operational aspects (including
purchasing and personnel).
Designed and developed new building and plant, including
fermentation and packaging suite. Linked to government
grant assistance. Total project cost £1.8m.
Developed Cornish Whisky - featured in "Cornwall
Today" September 2003 and widely covered in national
press and radio.
Business Consultant/Technical Director
Engaged by a manufacturer of chilled and frozen desserts and
patisserie products supplying Waitrose, Safeway, ASDA, Whitbread
Group, Brakes, Prêt a Manger, Gate Gourmet, Thornton's,
Cadburys and Masterfoods employing 45 staff with £5m
Managed all technical, NPD, account management, logistics
and engineering issues.
Handled all product launches (NPD to shelf), including
account management, costing, specs, packaging design,
scale up and pre-production trials.
Design and build of 1800m2 dedicated factory from greenfield
site, includingfunding from 3i investment group.
Oversaw company relocation to new factory.
Developed branded chilled desserts with Cadbury, Masterfoods
Managed all engineering design and operation of maintenance
Designed quality management system to achieve BRC accreditation
(EFSIS). Gained factory approval by all customers including
Cadbury and Masterfoods.
Employed by a company with £10m turnover and 30 employees
who process essentials oils and plant extracts supplying to
worldwide breweries, perfumery houses, spice companies and
Managed all operational issues and quality system maintenance
(ISO9002). Included operation of supercritical and liquid
carbon dioxide solvent extraction plant - only such
plant in western Europe.
Numerous roles within a major brewing company:
1993 to 1996 - Operations Manager (Keg, Cask & Tanker
1991 to 1993 - Canning & Bottling Technical Manager
1989 to 1991 - Quality Control Manager
1987 to 1989 - Research Chemist
Managed all departments to achieve output of over 1 million
pints per day. Unionised (T&G and AEEU) production
Developed ISO9002 QMS for canning and bottling.
Managed all technical aspects of running packaging lines
at over 1000cpm and bottles at 600bpm.
Part of team responsible for development of draught in
a can widget system for the Brewery, and breaking Guinness
& Whitbread patents.
Operated cask line growing at over 100% p.a. Largest
cask washer in the world.
Undertook range of training courses, including "Team
development & change management", leading to
lead trainer for whole of site.
Animal Feeds Chemist
Overseas Development Administration.
Completed overseas projects (incl. India and Africa) for Tropical
Development and Research Institute.