Specific areas of expertise

Our team has comprehensive knowledge of the Flavour & Speciality Ingredient markets, spanning; Food, Beverage, Pharmaceutical and Human Nutrition. Market expertise includes, but is not limited to:

  • Flavours - sweet, savory, beverages, snacks, seasonings, dairy, & pharma.
  • Functional & Specialty ingredients - starches, sweeteners, emulsifiers, sugars, hydrocolloids, enzymes, oils & fats, proteins, cocoa etc.
  • Colours & Naturals - nutraceuticals, natural colours, fruit preps, concentrates, NFCs, purees etc.

Typical Placements

We have extensive experience placing Commercial, Technical, Operational & Senior Management personnel for a client base that extends across UK, Europe & US.

  • Regional President
  • CCO
  • General Manager
  • Director General
  • VP Sales & Marketing
  • Head of Sales
  • Sales Director
  • Regional Director
  • VP Global Accountss
  • Global Key Account Management
  • Key Account Management
  • Strategic Account Manager
  • Sales Manager
  • Export Sales
  • Technical Director
  • Innovation Director
  • Principal/Master/Chief Flavourist
  • Flavour Technologist
  • Senior Flavourist
  • R&D Manager/Director
  • NPD Management

Our Team

Jamie Pickup

Managing Consultant

Paul Hickey

Managing Director

John Kupse

Managing Consultant

Elliot Houseman

Managing Consultant

Plamen Ivanoff

Executive Chairman

Oliver Bradley

Head of Project Delivery

James O'Brien

Managing Consultant

Melanie Burton

Senior Consultant

James Lai

Project Delivery Consultant

Julie Liu

Operations Manager

Maria Papadakis

Marketing Manager

Morgan Waterworth

Marketing Executive

David Congreave


Eli Barenholz

GrassGreener Europe

Henriette Oppenheim

GrassGreener Europe

Cees Voerman

GrassGreener Europe

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