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Bee health announces new Managing Director

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It has been announced that after more than 25 years, Steve Ryan is standing down as Managing Director of Bee Health.

The role is now to be taken on by Lewis Ryan (left), who is currently Commercial Director, and Steve will take up the new role of Production Director.

Lewis will take on responsibility for the day-to-day operational management of the Bridlington-based company and will be formally joining the Board of Directors.

Jan Fletcher OBE, Chairman of Bee Health, commented: “Steve originally established Bee Health in 1992, helping it grow it from a small business specialising in bee-derived ingredients, to now becoming one of the leading manufacturers of vitamins and supplements in Europe. He will relinquish hands-on control of the business to focus on production strategy and supporting and mentoring the new leadership team. We wish to thank Steve for his immeasurable contribution to the success of the business to date and to wish Lewis every success in his well-earned promotion.”

Following these changes, the Board will comprise Jan Fletcher OBE (Executive Chairman), Lewis Ryan (Managing Director), Steve Ryan (Production Director), Andrew Purvis (Financial Director) and Neil Smillie (Executive Director).

Steve added: “We have a very ambitious business plan to continue our organic growth and we now have a refreshed, dynamic team with a great combination of energy, enthusiasm and experience to take the business forward.”

Lewis continued: “In the last 18 months, the company has doubled the size of its work force and production facility in Bridlington and I’m proud to have played my part in that process. I am now delighted to have been given the opportunity to lead Bee Health into the next exciting phase of its development.”

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