Our team

Family members figure highly within our business, whether they be blood relations or part of the wider Oldershaw Group team. We like to think everyone who works for us feels part of the family. 

Meet the team

Robert Oldershaw
Chairman

As well as his role as Chairman of the group, Robert runs the farming business on a day to day basis. He has over 40 years experience and has been instrumental in much of the cutting edge R&D work undertaken by our industry body

Robert Oldershaw

John Grimwood
CEO

Overseeing the smooth running of the site at Moulton, John is also heavily involved with R&D on a practical level, with particular involvement in storage techniques, factory evolution as well as keeping a tight control of the business financials.

John Grimwood

Richard Greetham
Managing Director

Instrumental in the development of production, grading and storage facilities at Moulton, Richard has a hands on approach to managing his team. He oversees the procurement, grader and packhouse teams as well as managing the overall site.

Richard Greetham

Robert Oldershaw Jr
Director

As well as managing customer accounts and recruiting new customers, Robert looks after the Marketing and PR work alongside IT, technology and data management within the business.

Robert Oldershaw Jr

Chris Woodrow
Director

Chris brings technical expertise and a very practical head to the board. Chris is Managing Director of our Goldwood factory and is integral to various CapEx projects within the business.

Chris Woodrow

David Hodgson
Director

David, now semi retired, has a wealth of experience within the industry and uses it to good effect to aid the smooth running of the site. David is responsible for the HR function of the business.

David Hodgson

Sam Avill
Site Technical Manager

Sam has been with us for over 25 years and working in our technical department ensuring our internal audits are robust enough to secure our Grade A+ BRC accreditation. Sam also looks after out Health and Safety.

Sam Avill

Elaine Farthing Schmidt
Account Manager

Elaine is key to our customer liaisons. Managing several customer accounts with a keen eye for detail and a meticulous work ethic.

Elaine Farthing Schmidt

Elaine Blatch
Accounts Manager

Elaine looks after our accounts department. She has been with us for over 10 years and with her keen eye for detail, keeps our financials on the straight and narrow.

Elaine Blatch

John Brockway
Production Manager

John is our join production manager for the packhouse.  With considerable experience in managing our distribution team and overseeing the running of the site in the evenings, John has now turned his skills to day shift production.  

John Brockway

Darren Young
Peeler Manager

Darren is relatively new to the business but has learnt fast and now heads up both our processing and grading operations giving us a greater depth of understanding across departments.

Darren Young

Chris Crowfoot
Personnel Officer

Christine heads our Personnel department, ensuring our staff are happy and productive.

Chris Crowfoot

Melissa Jones
Technical Manager

Melissa has a vast knowledge and understanding of the whole supply chain having previously held roles in both technical and procurement. Most recently she was a retailer technologist so brings an invaluable insight to our business to help us grow for the future.

Melissa Jones

Doug McNeil
Procurement Manager

Doug deals with our growers and suppliers, ensuring we have the right crop here at the right time. He is responsible for volume and price planning to feed the packing business with the highest quality at the best price.

Doug McNeil