Red Lion in the Press
Andy McNab and General Paul Newton join Red Lion Foods.
Red Lion Foods is delighted to announce the appointment of two non-executive directors to its board;Andy McNab DCM MM and Lieutenant General (Lt Gen) Paul Newton CBE.
McNab and Newton are both highly decorated military leaders and are the perfect addition to the business which donates every penny of its post-tax profits to charities supporting UK armed forces and their families.
Red Lion sell over 80 high quality products in the UK’s major supermarkets. In less than a year the brand has grown to a value of £31.4m (Kantar Worldpanel, June 2011) and has raised over £450,000 for charities including SSAFA, Royal British Legion, Help for Heroes and Scotty’s Little Soldiers.
Red Lion worked with ForceSelect to secure these high level appointments. McNab and Newton will be advising Red Lion on any work it does to help military causes as well asacting as ambassadors for the brand.
Andy McNab said:
“Red Lion Foods have proved to be great supporters of the Forces and I’m honoured to have been invited to join their board.”
“This is a fine example of a British company doing good business and good work for the armed forces. Our nation prides itself on enterprise and service;Red Lion Foods seem to have found a way to combine the two very successfully.”
Red Lion founder and managing director Andrew Gidden said he was delighted with the group’s new non-executive board.
“We have big plans for Red Lion and with the help of such highly respected military leaders we can make sure that our money can go to the best causes and that our brand becomes a true household name.”
Red Lion believes in saying thank you every day to the brave men and women who protect us both at home at abroad. If every UK household bought just one Red Lion product a week it could give £30m to armed forces charities.