About the Speaker
Sun Valley Ltd.
Peter Robinson has been working in procurement for over 25 years having started his career in the sugar confectionery industry in 1992 at a family owned business called Taveners which grew rapidly after being acquired by a Danish confectioner called Toms and then by Tangerine Confectionery .
After 10 years, he moved into the biscuit industry to Burtons Foods Limited A £300 million turnover manufacturer with 6 sites in the UK looking after the ingredient category for all sites, this included responsibility for the supply of over 100,000 tonnes of flour pa.
After 6 years he moved to Princes Ltd; Princes is the UK ambient food business owned by the Mitsubishi Corporation with a £1.3 billion turnover and 14 manufacturing sites around the world focussing on ambient grocery products and soft drinks supplemented by importing and trading activities. Here he managed the fruit and vegetable department in a profit responsible trading role.
In 2016 Peter moved to Sun Valley Ltd to head up the procurement function following the retirement of the managing director. Sun Valley is a family owned snack business trading since 1949 and the Uk´s largest independent peanut roasting business. It imports c 15,000 tonnes of peanuts pa from across the main export origins and its product profile includes roasted and salted peanuts, tree nuts and pastes which are sold under the company´s own brand and private label. Customers include multinational brand owners as well as national and international retail chains.