Directors

Alan Forrester
Alan has been involved in the fruit industry since leaving university, with experience extending across both the multiple retail sector, as well as fruit importing and distribution. Alan left Geest in 1995 to start his own business which was ultimately amalgamated into Malet Azoulay towards the end of 1997. The combined business grew over the ensuing years to be a major supplier in Stonefruit, Tropical Fruit, Grapes and Dried fruit supplying most of the major UK retailers.

Michael Harpham
Mike first joined the fruit industry in 1982 working for Geest Industries in the London Fruit exchange at Spitalfields Fruit Market. In 1984 he moved to the Geest Head Office in Spalding where he eventually became the Commercial Director for Worldwide Fruit a subsidiary of Geest. In 1993 Mike joined Jacques Azoulay and Richard Wells as a partner in the newly established business Malet Azoulay UK Ltd where he introduced a French Stonefruit supply base and quickly built up a successful business with the UK Retailers.

In February 2009 Malet Azoulay UK, along with the rest of the Katopé group were acquired by UNIVEG and in September 2011 Alan & Mike were made Joint Managing Directors of the UK business.

Alan Forrester
Managing Director (Jt)
Michael Harpham
Managing Director (Jt)
Giles Armstrong
Financial Director
Stella Willcox
Human Resources Director
Dorothy Forrester
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