FLAGSHIP EUROPE ACQUIRES OLIVER JAMES!FOODS AND PROPER PIES

FLAGSHIP EUROPE ACQUIRES OLIVER JAMES!FOODS AND PROPER PIES

Continuing its expansion within the foodservice sector, Flagship Europe has announced the acquisition of Redditch based Oliver James Foods, along with its Proper Pies business.

Specializing in the foodservice sector, Oliver James Foods is a leading manufacturer of pre- prepared, high-quality sous vide dishes, whilst Proper Pies is renowned for its awardV winning pastry products. Both companies offer a bespoke proposition focused on quality, consistency and great flavor combinations and have been providing gastroVquality meal solutions to pubs, restaurants, food groups and leisure chains for many years.

Commenting on the acquisition Russell Maddock, Chief Executive of Flagship Europe said, "Oliver James and Proper Pies have exceptional reputations within the foodservice sector and their products will provide the perfect complement to our own portfolio of products for this marketplace. We look forward to a smooth transition and to developing both brands under the Flagship Europe umbrella."

Founding member Kevin Morel, who will remain in his current position as Managing Director of Oliver James added: "We are delighted to be joining the Flagship family. The partnership provides a golden opportunity to develop the Oliver James and Proper Pies portfolio, taking advantage of Flagship Europe’s wider customer base in both the wholesale and foodservice sectors to promote sales."