Bristol-based herbs, spices and ingredients manufacturer Bart Ingredients, has named its new chief executive.

Effective April 1 2024, chief commercial officer Adam Sims will be promoted to the position of chief executive. He will take over from current chief executive David Collard who has held the role for 12 years. Mr Collard will take up the role of non-executive chairman and begin his transition to retirement.

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Ahead of taking up the leadership role this Spring, Mr Sims has assumed the role of deputy chief executive as he leads the company into its next phase of growth. His promotion comes after nine years at the organisation, with roles across Business Development, Finance and Category Insights.

Mr Collard said: “It has been a privilege to lead the business and work with so many amazing people under the ownerships of both Langholm Capital and now the Fuchs Gruppe. This is an exciting time for the business. As we enter 2024, the team is well-placed to drive the next phase of growth. On a personal note, I would like to thank everyone that I have worked with for the support shown to me and Bart over the years.”

Mr Sims added:: “It’s an absolute honour to be the incoming CEO of this extraordinary company. Stepping into this position comes with a profound sense of responsibility. However, with the support of an incredible team and the capabilities within the Fuchs Gruppe, I am excited about the future ahead.”

Sales director, Patrick Pace, is also set to retire from the business after 11 years. He will remain at the company on a part-time basis until his replacement is appointed.