Our People

Dedicated to making great tasting biscuits

From people who have worked for Northumbrian Fine Foods for generations to the newest member of our biscuit family; here are the stories of a small selection of the people who make up the family at NFF

Stewart McLelland

Stewart McLelland

Managing Director

Stewart is the head of a well oiled machine, the person in charge of keeping all the cogs turning and making sure everything is running as it should. He has been with the company since 2015 and is partial to our White Chocolate Cookies when he needs a pick me up during a long day!

David Wood

David Wood

Business Improvement Director

David is our Business Improvement Director and boasts eighteen years commercial experience in the food industry. He has been at Northumbrian Fine Foods for six years and has a soft spot for our Prewett’s Dark Chocolate and Ginger Cookies.

Louisa Hedley

Louisa Hedley

HR Manager

Louisa runs our HR department and with over 150 staff she’s always on top of what’s going on. Our tall redhead is enthusiastic and outgoing, great at bringing the best out of people. She also makes a fabulous cheesecake (using our digestives of course!)

Julian Wood

Julian Wood

Finance Director

Known for his Geordie humour, Julian can often be found sampling our biscuits to ensure they are worth every penny! His favourite nibble is our Oat and Fruit Cookie.

Stephen Dowbekin

Stephen Dowbekin

Operations Director

Stephen’s responsibility covers all manufacturing operations from Engineering to Health and Safety. He makes sure the day to day running of the factory goes smoothly and keeps a particularly beady eye on his favourite triple chocolate cookies!

Martin Fairless

Martin Fairless

Technical Director

Naturally cheerful, Martin is just the man you want in charge of all things technical. His team manages trace ability, quality assurance and everything in between.

Carole Creed

Carole Creed

Quality Assurance Assistant

Carole keeps the office entertained with her weird and wonderful facts of the day and manages to make everyone around her laugh. When she’s not bringing a smile to our faces she is ensuring every batch of biscuits produced meets our high quality standards.

Tracey Smith

Tracey Smith

Accountant
Keith Chambe

Keith Chambe

Financial Controller

Geek Alert!! I enjoy my job at NFF as it gives me an opportunity to fully utilise my skills and strengths. I especially enjoy problem-solving with other business departments and working on value-added projects. As an accountant, there’s something quite satisfying about getting the numbers to add up. As well as helping collogues I enjoy learning about other parts of the business which is important when it comes to making financially related business decisions. Money makes the world go round, so whats not to love.

Favorite biscuit : I can’t decide between white chocolate & lemon cookies or chocolate coated brazil nuts cookies.