Meet the board

Meet the Board...It’s their role to ensure that our companies, brands and products are kept firmly ahead of the game!

Each member of the board is a director of one or more companies in the group.

Together, they provide a solid, professional support so that each company can maximise its potential in the workplace, knowing that it has the financial and management support required to succeed.


Lloyd Whiteley


Lloyd is the great-great grandson of the original founder, Edward Billington.

He has worked for Billingtons since 1990 and is Chairman of Carrs Billington Agriculture (Operations) as well as being a Director of Criddle and Co and Bar Foods. 


Gary Blake

Chief Executive

Gary joined the Group in 2002 as a director of English Provender Company.

He is now Chairman of English Provender Provender Company and Director of Wholesome Sweeteners Inc., Carrs Billington Agriculture (Operations) and Bar Foods.


David Marshall

Finance Director

David has just celebrated 25 years with The Billington Group. He is a Chartered Accountant and acts as  Group Finance Director and Company Secretary.

He is also a Director of Criddle and Co, English Provender Company and Bar Foods.


Edward Billington

Non-Executive Director

Edward too is a  great-great grandson of the original founder, Edward Billington and cousin of Chairman Lloyd Whiteley. 

A Chartered Accountant, he has worked for The Billington Group since 1993 and is a Non-Executive Director on the Billington Board.

Andrew King

Andrew King

Non-Executive Director

Andrew was appointed Non-Executive Director of The Billington Group in September 2012, as well being a Non-Executive Director of English Provender Company. 

Dave Brooks

Dave Brooks

Non-Executive Director

Dave will be formally appointed as Non-Executive Director of The Billington Group in November 2013, bringing with him a wealth of experience from the food and drink industries. 



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