Tican MD steps down

Bob Hitchin has stepped down as managing director of Tican UK and Simon Halliday has taken over the position from last week.

Halliday, Tican UK's trading director, been part of the management team in Tican UK/Tican Chilled since 2000. Hitchin said Halliday, who previously worked for the Danish Meat Company, had played a big role in developing the business.

Torben Nielsen, chairman of Tican UK, said: "We wish to thank Bob for his efforts in creating a sound, reliable and successful company, that is playing a vital role in the UK market, not only for the sales of pork and bacon products from Tican in Denmark, but also pork, bacon, beef, poultry and dairy products from both the UK and the Continent."

Hitchin will continue full-time as vice-chairman until 2 January, 2009 and, from 5 January, will have a part-time role with a focus on quality issues, products and product optimisation between all UK companies and Denmark. He will also continue to be a member of the board of Direct Table.