As a family business since 1945, our people are an extension of our family.
Our beliefs, values and work ethic have remained much the same since inception and we have always fostered equality, diversity, dignity for all and respect for human rights. Please review our company values, which outline our expectations for the ethical conduct of all Reynolds employees.
Our senior team, including MD Tony Reynolds, often takes to the warehouse floor to check, pick and pack for our customers. Tony is often seen at 5am on the warehouse floor, ensuring that all orders are met to the desired standards.
Tony Reynolds, Managing Director
Tony is a third generation greengrocer who has been involved with the family business since childhood, initially working the market stall in Ridley Road, Hackney.
After an early career in banking at Barclays, Tony joined the family business alongside his father Dave in 1988. Since then, he has driven the rapid expansion of Reynolds to the multi-million pound company it is today.
He retains his passion for fresh produce and is often on the warehouse floor reviewing the evolving variety of fresh fruit, vegetables, cheese and dairy being sent to customers across the United Kingdom.
Today, Tony is supported by an expert and dynamic senior management team.
Paul Collins, Managing Director, Solstice
Paul has been involved in fresh produce since the age of 5, starting out as a second generation greengrocer with his father and subsequently his own produce business. In addition to over 20 years at Reynolds, Paul has extensive past experience at other fresh produce providers.
Paul has worked as a general manager and headed up sales and operations, human resources and strategy at Reynolds. Paul now heads up the team at Solstice, which Reynolds acquired in February 2018.
Paul Pegg, Operations Director
Paul’s career has included various roles within multi-national businesses in the UK, Western Europe, the US and China.
Paul joined Reynolds as Operations Director in April, 2015, bringing with him 30 years of experience in FMCG, supply chain, logistics, food processing, packaging and distribution functions.
Paul is passionate about bringing ‘best-in-class’ processes to fruition at Reynolds, which he is well placed to do by overseeing general operations, our national distribution network and depot infrastructure.
Paul also heads up our human resources team.
Andy Austin, Finance Director
Andy successfully graduated in Sheffield with a degree in Business Studies, before commencing a career in the automotive industry and obtaining his CIMA qualification in 2000.
Following a short spell living in Australia, Andy continued to work within the automotive industry, holding a number of senior roles within an OEM and several first tier suppliers. Andy eventually joined Reynolds in 2010, seeking a change of industry.
Andy is a keen football supporter and golfer, who spends most of his free time with his young family.
Richard Calder, IT Director
Richard graduated from London School of Economics with a degree in Law followed by a Business and Finance postgraduate qualification, also from LSE. After a brief spell working in local government, Richard joined his family’s fresh produce business. There he gained experience in operations and sales, as well as qualifying as the company secretary.
Richard joined Reynolds in 1999, where he later developed his IT skills.
Richard lists cooking, cricket and photography amongst his interests.
Linda Evans, Sales Director
After graduating with a degree in Retail Marketing, Linda began her career at Asda, working within the marketing team.
Senior sales and marketing roles followed, with companies including Unigate Group, Nestle, Grampian and Ginsters.
Linda joined Reynolds in late 2017 and is responsible for the sales team, the contact centre and food development.
When not spending time with her husband and two small children, Linda can be found feeding her passion for old houses and antiques.
David Jones, Technical Director
David started his food career in quality control and fresh produce supplying the major retail multiples. Following his studies of Food Science and Engineering at Nottingham University, he made his way into the manufacturing of ready to eat food products before migrating upstream into foodservice. Now back to his roots in fresh produce, David brings a wealth of industry experience with him to the ever evolving Reynolds Group.
Apart from spending time with his family David also counts beer, cars, motorbikes, diving, squash, swimming and a love of his home and garden as his key interests.