A former Wm Morrison govt touted for years as its subsequent boss is becoming a member of the enterprise empire of the entrepreneur informally referred to as ‘the hen king’.
Sky News understands that Trevor Strain, who left Morrisons final yr, has grow to be portfolio director at Ranjit Singh Boparan’s personal workplace.
Mr Strain will oversee property together with the poultry provider Bernard Matthews and restaurant chains Carluccio’s and Giraffe.
Among the opposite manufacturers owned by Mr Boparan’s personal workplace are Elkes Biscuits and the informal eating operations Gourmet Burger Kitchen, Slim Chicken, Ed’s Easy Diner, Fishworks and the London-based Cinnamon Collection.
Mr Strain is not going to be targeted on the day-to-day operating of the companies, however on development alternatives for the portfolio of corporations.
His function is separate to 2 Sisters Food Group, Mr Boparan’s poultry empire, which provides the main UK grocery chains.
Mr Strain is the most recent grocery store govt to work with Mr Boparan, following Justin King, the previous J Sainsbury boss, and Laurie McIlwee, the previous Tesco govt.
A former Tesco worker, Mr Strain stepped down from his function at Morrisons in September 2022 after 13 years with the corporate, working as chief working officer since October 2019.
Mr Boparan mentioned: “I’m delighted that Trevor has joined the Boparan Private Office.
“This is a full-time appointment and as part of BPO senior executive team he will be focused on growth opportunities for our portfolio of businesses.”