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Simon Tomlinson

Simon Tomlinson

Managing Director

+44 (0)7775 673282

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Ray Clutterbrook

Ray Clutterbrook

Sales Director

+44 (0)7557 433511

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Mike Fairbotham FCCA

Mike Fairbotham
FCCA

Finance Director

07854 701607

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Clive Tomlinson

Clive Tomlinson

Company Secretary

 

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Marilyn Wealsby

Marilyn Wealsby

Office Administrator

 

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Penny Phillips

Penny Phillips

Sales Advisor

 

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Sue Graham

Sue Graham

Sales Advisor

 

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Warren Swales

Warren Swales

Sales Manager
(Fish & Chip Shops)

 

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Mark Alexander

Mark Alexander

Transport Supervisor

 

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Matthew Adams

Matthew Adams

Sales Development
Manager

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Duncan Schofield

Duncan Schofield

Wholesale Sales Manager

07979 970940

Helen Taylor

Helen Taylor

Field Sales Manager

07789 401016

Simon Tomlinson

Simon Tomlinson

Managing Director

+44 (0)7775 673282

Simon Tomlinson has a thorough understanding of the demands of the fish supply industry. He started on the Hull Fish Market aged 16 as a junior with local fresh fish merchant Wood's Fish Supply before joining F Smales. Simon's career developed considerably when he became head of sales for Icelandic UK Trading, where he was instrumental in pioneering Icelandic UK's group processing operation in China.

Using the considerable skills and knowledge acquired throughout his career, Simon established the roots of XpressFish in 2006. After wholesaling over 60,000 tonnes of cod and haddock worth £250M over a 10 year period, Simon has decided to focus on sales to fish & chip shops where his career started; providing more than 25 years of dependable experience. In his spare time, Simon likes spending time with his family and watching England rugby union, Hull City FC and Hull RLFC. He plays golf, racket ball and squash and enjoys a pint or two down at his local!

Ray Clutterbrook

Ray Clutterbrook

Sales and Distribution Director

+44 (0)7557 391505

Ray graduated from the University of Lincolnshire and Humberside, gaining a degree in Business Administration. He then worked for the Smales Group of Companies for almost 20 years, specialising in sales and distribution before joining XpressFish in February 2011.

In his spare time, Ray is a keen sports fan, particularly cricket, rugby league, golf and loves anything to do with cooking or eating food, especially fish & chips!

Mike Fairbotham FCCA

Mike Fairbotham FCCA

Finance Director

07854 701670

Mike is a Chartered Certified Accountant and recently obtained an ILM qualification in Management. He worked in a variety of finance roles within the Cattles group of companies for over 20 years. Mike was Financial Controller at Cattles Commercial Finance when the business was taken over by Close Asset Finance in 2005. He continued in this role until leaving at the end of 2010.

In his spare time Mike enjoys watching Hull City, swimming and playing golf badly!

Clive Tomlinson

Clive Tomlinson

Company Secretary

Clive has over 50 years of experience in the seafood industry, including 34 years with family business Wood's Fish Supply dealing directly with fish & chip shops. He also spent 4 years with Young's Seafood before teaming up with Simon at XpressFish in 2007.

Clive enjoys 'trying' to keep fit by playing squash, has been involved with local rugby union for many years and has a keen interest in Hull Kingston Rovers RLFC.

Marilyn Wealsby

Marilyn Wealsby

Office Administrator

Marilyn has enjoyed a distinguished career in our industry, specialising in stock control, sales and customer service with Marr Foods for over 30 years and later with Young's Seafood before joining XpressFish in August 2007.

At leisure, Marilyn loves to explore the Yorkshire countryside and her speciality homemade jams and chutneys made from the fruits of the family allotment are simply legendary.

Penny Phillips

Penny Phillips

Sales Advisor

Penny joined XpressFish in April 2011 after a sales career spanning almost 25 years with Billy Boy Frozen Foods, 3G Food Service and Seafood Solutions where she became well known by caterers and fish and chip shop owners right across the Yorkshire and Humber region.

Penny enjoys watching rugby league, reading and socialising with friends and family.

Sue Graham

Sue Graham

Sales Advisor

Sue previously worked for Bird's Eye before joining the Smales Group in 2007 where she became an instant success, proving to be extremely popular with her customers before joining XpressFish in March 2011.

In her spare time Sue enjoys spending time with her family and walking her dogs.

Warren Swales

Warren Swales

Sales Manager (Fish & Chip Shops)

In his 20 years in the seafood industry, Warren has sold an incredible amount of frozen at sea fish and therefore brings a wealth of experience to the XpressFish sales team.

He's also our resident comedian and nobody laughs at Warren's jokes more than.... Warren! In his spare time Warren is a keen gardener and a very knowledgeable fan of all sports including football and cricket.

"The best part of my job is hearing all the positive comments from our customers when they've had a good response to our products from their customers. At the end of the day XpressFish is all about great quality and great tasting fish and customers can depend on that."

Mark Alexander

Mark Alexander

Transport Supervisor

Mark joined XpressFish from the credit industry in 2011 and has become a mainstay of the office, handling the transport and credit control departments. All 'credit' to him for that! Mark recently achieved the Operators Certificate of Professional Competence (CPC), a transport industry recognised qualification, passing first time!

"It is crucial that XpressFish fully undertands the legal requirements and implications of running its own vehicle fleet, operating safely to ensure the wellbeing of our drivers and complying with the law. The exams were very difficult and I was delighted to pass first time!"

Mark enjoys all sports such as cricket and snooker but has a passion for Hull City and enjoys travelling home & away, recently visiting Slovakia to follow the Tigers in Europe. He enjoys foreign travel and has also just completed his first parachute jump, raising a considerable amount for charity.

Matthew Adams

Matthew Adams

Sales Development Manager

Matthew Adams joins XpressFish with excellent customer service and sales experience, having worked in a customer facing role as a Supervisor with HMV stores.

His hobbies include playing the guitar and drums (not at the same time!), playing golf and watching Hull FC. He is also a keen film buff and music aficionado, which may possibly have influenced his choice of course in Media and Popular Culture at Leeds Metropolitan University, from where he graduated with a degree.

"I enjoy my Sales Development Manager position with XpressFish, working with a good team and selling excellent quality seafood that my customers can depend on. It is a very positive environment."