Barry Maloret FCCA, GradICSA
General Manager

General Manager for United Biscuits Foods Division for the past 7 years whilst supporting the wider McVities branded business in the UK and Ireland. Having broad experience from both a manufacturer and a service provider perspective, has enabled him to appreciate all aspects of business.

Barry also has a background of 20 years Financial Management and Company Secretarial experience.


Gareth Hutchison BSc (Hons), PRINCE2® Practitioner, APMG Change Practitioner
Development Manager

Gareth has had significant exposure of implementing business model change across Ireland, facilitating new ways of working in the FMCG environment.

A graduate of Business with Technology from Liverpool University. Starting in IS and moving quickly into Project Management, working for National Australia Bank, Royal Bank of Scotland and Ulster Bank. For the past 5 years he has worked for United Biscuits in various commercial roles.


Lloyd Graham
Account Manager

With his thorough understanding of retailer demands, Lloyd has been able to use his extensive experience to improve brand performance to the mutual benefit of both retailer and brand owner.

Lloyd, has over 30 years experience of the FMCG market presenting and negotiating at National/Regional Head Office account Level, Lloyd is also a member of the Northern Ireland Grocery Aid committee and past chairman of The Sweet Charity.


Darren Shirlow, BA (Hons)
Account Manager

Having previously worked for big branded businesses, enables Darren to appreciate the challenges a manufacturer faces in the everyday business world.

A business studies graduate from University of Central England Birmingham with 15 years experience working for market leading manufacturers across the Ambient and Chilled sectors within UK and Ireland. Previous brands include MÜLLER, Cadbury’s, Burton’s and Budweiser.


Marcos Simpson BSc (Hons), DMS (oxon), ACMA
Finance Controller

Using his extensive financial experience in both the UK and Ireland has allowed Marcos to develop a robust control framework for the business to work in.

A graduate from Oxford University and UEA, Marcos has 15 years experience working in Retail and FMCG. A strong supporter of workplace training for his team, Marcos is the Finance Manager for United Biscuits on both sides of the border.