Fourayes Team

We know that to be the best, you have to have the best talent. That’s why everyone in our management team has a wealth of experience and expertise in their areas of responsibility.

Phil Acock
Phil AcockChairman and Managing Director

Phil is the third-generation member of the Acock family to run Fourayes Farm and is the driving force behind innovation, investment in new technologies, product development and sales, with a lifetime’s experience in the fruit industry.

Phil is Vice Chairman of British Apples & Pears and also a liveryman of the Worshipful Company of Fruiterers.

’At Fourayes’ says Phil, ‘we relentlessly strive every day to be better than the day before in every way. That takes more than a management team – it takes the whole company working together and being passionate about everything we do’.

Read Phil’s monthly posts on running a successful business

Jon Paterson
Jon PatersonFinance Director

Jon first learned of Fourayes when he worked at Premier foods, but it wasn’t until he joined us as Finance Director in 2013 that he really got to know us!

’My role here is to manage growth’ he says ‘so I’m looking at the company as a whole to see how we can do that to the best advantage of our customers’.

Jon is used to working in large corporations – Pfizer before Premier Foods – and he has brought that financial experience to his role here.

’I know Fourayes has excellent products in terms of quality and service and so do our customers. It’s the reason we’re able to form such strong partnerships with them’.

Jon describes Fourayes as being ‘friendly, with a family atmosphere. Everyone is helpful and approachable’.

Carl Vasse
Carl VasseSales Director

Carl started his career almost thirty years ago in bakery ingredients as a laboratory technician; going on to hold several technical and development roles before moving into the commercial arena in 2002 as a Technical Sales Manager.

‘Speed to market is extremely important for our customers in helping to maintain their competitive positions in the marketplace’ says Carl. ‘My technical background helps customers achieve that goal.’

If you would like to join the Fourayes Team, please get in touch or visit our job vacancies to read about career opportunities.