Stuart Nicholson

Operations Director

Stuart joined Symington’s in 1995 when the business was operating out of one small industrial unit on the Dartmouth Way site in Leeds. In the 20+ years since then, Stuart has seen the business grow into a major supplier of branded and own label products into the grocery retail trade, with multi-site manufacturing and warehousing capabilities.

“This business has provided me with great opportunities and experiences over the years, including an extended stint as Supply Chain Director for our Australian operation based in Melbourne”.

Now back in Leeds, the company’s spiritual home, Stuart’s current responsibilities cover all of the groups’ sites and include Manufacturing, Warehousing, Distribution and Procurement.

“It has been, and continues to be, a challenging but rewarding place to work. No two days are the same but we have a tremendous set of colleagues, with can-do attitudes, who ensure that the job always gets done”.

Stuart has twin daughters both of whom have worked in the business. Holly remains with the business today as a valued member of the Commercial team.

At the weekend, Stuart is most likely to be seen in a clothes shop, a theatre or a restaurant in Leeds – or in an armchair watching Spurs on the TV.