Family owned, family operated
Wellside Foods is a family owned and operated company with a personal ethos. Established over four decades ago, our company has always placed great importance on acting responsibly towards the consumers, suppliers and the environment. We are well aware that the only way to do good business is by living in harmony with our stakeholders.
This guides every decision made in our family-run, development-oriented company.
Leigh Morris - BSc (Hons) MIFST IoD
Leigh studied Business Management in South Africa and Food Science in the UK. As Managing Director of Wellside Foods, she drives the business, determines global strategy, continuously striving to deliver excellence whilst successfully adapting to market and economic change. Leigh is a professional member of the British Frozen Food Federation, Institute of Directors and Institute of Food Science and Technology.
Ray founded a food services group of companies in 1983 recognising the demand for high quality, certified products with an unwavering commitment to customer service and quality. Ray brings his firm guidance, drive and integrity to the management of the business. Ray’s experience and expertise ensure the whole group’s family stability and longevity.
Bonita studied logistics and sales in Surrey and has over 30 years experience. As Operations Director she serves as a steadfast and resolute key member of the executive team. Bonita’s role is to deliver steady growth and cement long-standing customer relations. She is currently focused on driving export strategy and business growth.
Anna Farrimond - BA Joint Hons
Anna heads up the Wellside team in Spain serving the Iberian Peninsula and its islands. Fluent in 6 languages, Anna has successfully and firmly established our network in Spain and the Balearics and continues to expand our European operation with an increasing product portfolio into new emerging markets.
Simona Brlogar - BSc (Hons)
European Purchasing Director
Simona joined the group in 1991 after studying at the University of Edvard Kardelj in Ljubljana, Slovenia. Simona is a loyal and trusted key member of the senior management team, responsible for coordination of all processing operations and logistics. Simona speaks and writes fluently in several languages and is hands on in all matters and communications with our state-of-the-art production facility.
James Gedling - MSc BSc (Hons) MIFST
With over 25 years practical knowledge of the food industry, and various academic achievements including M.Sc. in Food Safety Management and B.Sc. in Food Quality, James is a food industry specialist ensuring compliance with customer needs and industry specific legislation. James is responsible for ensuring Wellside achieves industry best practice in all areas of technical legislation, regulation, accreditation and certification.
Stock Control Administrator
Rebecca excels in customer service and administration, with 18 years of experience, managing stock control and national logistics for the group since 2015. Rebecca’s honesty and integrity embraces Wellside’s customers ensuring customer satisfaction from order to prompt delivery. A real professional, Rebecca is a joy to liaise with and will find the solution to any potential query.
Lesley Hammam - BSc (Hons)
National Account Manager
Lesley studied Psychology and speaks Arabic as a second language. Lesley joined the group in 2008 in operations and logistics before naturally advancing into account management and sales. Lesley’s sheer strength of character and unwavering dedication to customer care, ensures Wellside’s customers are supported and respected.
Palm oil from sustainable sources
Palm oil is a necessary raw material of which the technical properties provide safe quality products expected by our customers and consumers. Vegetable based palm oil is cholesterol free, contains no trans fats or any other type of animal derivative. Since palm oil ingredients are naturally semi-solid at room temperature, they are also hydrogenation free.
As an important player in the bakery, patisserie and pasta sector, Wellside is conscious of its responsibilities in the use of palm oil. The company wants to contribute to palm sustainability in an active way and fully in line with its values vision and ethics, it does this through the following commitment:
It is our policy to avoid the use of unsustainable and untraceable palm oil. Wellside company policy is to only use certified sustainable palm oil (CSPO) accredited by RSPO (Rountable on Sustainable Palm Oil).
The RSPO are a not-for-profit organisation that unites stakeholders from the seven sectors of the palm oil industry: oil palm producers, processors or traders, consumer goods manufacturers, retailers, banks/investors, and environmental and social non-governmental organisations (NGOs), to develop and implement global standards for sustainable palm oil.
Innovative food of 2016
Developing the recipe and production technology for Wellside pure pasta took several years. After the market launch, our vegan pasta with protein was awarded the title of Innovative Food of 2016 by the Slovenian Nutrition Institute.
International food standard
The International Food Standard (IFS) is the strictest standard in the European food industry; compared to the legislation, the IFS imposes much higher requirements on the producers. Designed within the European food industry, the standard affects every process in the production plant.
Every year, international evaluators make the conditions stricter. We have held IFS certification since 2006 and have consistently ranked in the highest category since 2010.