Meet the Team

Our team has been assembled with great care and thought to ensure that, as a company, every person has the same desire to provide a level of service second to none.

It adds up to a huge number of years of specialist experience, a wealth of knowledge and a desire to deliver in challenging market conditions.

Justin Yeates

Senior Sales Manager

Justin's experience in every aspect of the fruit and vegetable trade from retailing upwards combined with his effervescent personality ensures that even the most hardened buyers warm to his approach. His 'can do' attitude instills confidence in customers and staff alike.

A quiet family man at home and devoted husband and father, and a legend in local footballing circles where he continues to manage local teams.

Abbi Caunter

Sales Manager

Abbi has returned to work with us again after spending three years out of the business mixing with normal people. She's enjoying extending her knowledge of the catering and retailing trades and always demonstrates her trademark enthusiasm when dealing with customers. She can sometimes be hampered by trying to keep Justin organised.

Outside working hours, Abbi enjoys visiting local restaurants with friends for a catch up on essential gossip.

Philip Eaton

Operations Director

Philip has been with Frank H Mann for many years and there is little he doesn't know and little that he can't recall. A successful business depends on all things operating smoothly in the background, from production lines to drivers rotas and from maintenance contracts to audit preparation, and luckily for us this is where Philip excels. 

Away from work he enjoys keeping fit, spending time with his family and meals with his friends.   

Ian Grigg

Credit Controller

Ian continues to prove that multitasking is not just for the fairer sex! Besides credit control he doubles as the the IT man, keeping the servers up and running.

With two young children at home he has little time for his beloved motorbikes.

Makis Karamanlis

Prepared Vegetable Dept. Supervisor

Makis has been looking after production in the prepared vegetable division for some years now. His understanding of the machinery and customer requirements truly means he and his team can produce the impossible instantly and the miraculous in just a little while longer.

Makis enjoys a chilled beer and a good meal in his time away from his work which he describes as his hobby!

Mark Bridgman


Mark is a highly experienced manager and company director. He spent much of his career working for large organizations specialising in information systems and later in business process outsourcing. This ‘first career’ saw him rise to business development director with the FTSE 100 company Capita plc.

Now as a director and shareholder in Frank H Mann Ltd Mark inputs to the company’s overall development strategy as well as working on new product and business development.

Mark has a BA in Economics and an MBA from The Cranfield School of Management. He lives in Torquay and is married with two teenage children.

Simon Harvey


Simon Harvey is a director both of Frank H. Mann (Torquay) Ltd and of Premier Fruits (Imports) Ltd, the majority shareholder in FHM. He has over 30 years experience in the fruit industry, gained in a variety of job roles within two industry groups – M & W Mack Ltd and now the Premier group of companies. Describes the fruit business as “always challenging, often drives you mad, but never dull !”

Kerren Holland

Food Technician Consultant

Every wholesaler and food producer needs expert knowledge at their fingertips for all things technical. In our case this comes in the form of Kerren. Her outstanding knowledge of the food industry its practices and regulation have continued to ensure that we are always leading the pack and up to date with the latest regulation and systems. Anything from hygiene routines to product testing and specification will have passed before Kerren's critical eye and been logged into one of her may files.

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