Jonathan Olins, Managing Director

Jonathan is fourth generation in the fruit industry which he joined in 1976.  He started in the family business, Louis Reece, as a salesman in the wholesale markets. He progressed after five years to become an importer/distributor . After the family business was sold he joined Poupart in 1987 and set up Poupart Imports in 1998 to concentrate in the non-supermarket sector.  He specialises in procuring a wide range of out-of-season produce from South America and South Africa

UK Fruit Team

Jerry Green
Senior Trader
Jerry joined the fruit industry in 1981 and speaks fluent French. In 1998 he ran a small online Gourmet Foods website company until 2004. He then returned to the Fruit industry working for Greencell running the Wholesale Procurement and Sales desk for 6 Years. His role at Poupart Imports is to support Jonathan and to encourage procurement and sales and specialises in imports from S. America, Morocco and India.

Jerry Green

Paul Emanuel
Sales Executive
Paul is fourth generation in the fruit industry since 1963. He sold his family business, J I Emanuel to Poupart in 1997 having been Managing Director since 1983. He started his sales career in Old Covent Garden market and progressed to importing and marketing to the supermarkets. Paul sells both fruit and salads to a wide range of customers.

Paul Emanuel

Philip Emanuel
Sales Executive
Philip is fourth generation in the fruit industry. He joined his family business Barnett Emanuel in 1959. He worked in Covent Garden for 44 years, where he was also Chairman of the Tenants Association from 1990-2004. He joined Poupart in 2004 and sells to many wholesalers including a wide range of large ethnic customers.

Philip Emanuel

Nick Marsden
Berry Manager
Nick has been in the produce business since 1984 but has concentrated on soft fruit for the last 23 years .His first 7 years were spent at American Fruit Importers as sales manager with the last 17 years at Berry Gardens as Procurement Director and later as Sales Director after a big expansion in the business. He has joined Poupart Imports to develop their soft fruit business.

Nick Marsden

Sam Cole
Junior Salesperson
Sam is second generation in the fruit industry. He joined Poupart Imports in September 2016 to support the sales team in Turnford. His current responsibilities involve account management and assisting Nick with the development of our soft fruit business.

Sam Cole

UK Salad & Vegetable Team

Paul Rowe
Trader
Paul has 20 years of experience in the fresh fruit industry. He has learnt his trade in Birmingham Wholesale Market for 18 years before switching to the import side of the industry in 2006. Paul joined the company in August 2008 to enhance our UK salad sales from the Figueres office and help develop new European business.

Paul Rowe

Peter Simmons
Senior Executive
Peter has been involved in the Fresh Produce industry since 1983 and started work with his grandfather in Stratford Market. He moved to New Covent Garden and after 6 years in the wholesale sector decided to move to the Importing side of the business. Peter joined us to support Paul Rowe to develop the Salad and Vegetable division.

Peter Simmons

Food Service, Technical & Business Improvement

Greg Hart
Account Manager, Food Service
Greg is third generation in the produce industry and has sourced a wide variety of fresh produce covering all major categories. Greg’s formative management experience of his family’s Spanish vegetable farming operation has helped him deliver sustainable worldwide grower partnerships. . Greg’s role is to develop Poupart’s Food Service business drawing on his category management experience with the major UK retailers.

Greg Hart

Brian Beyleveld
Technical Consultant
Brian has been linked to the fresh produce industry since 1976. He spent 20 years working for the Outspan Organisation and Citrus Industry based in South Africa, before moving to the UK in 2000 with Capespan. Brian’s role at Poupart Imports is to support the sales team in the delivery of safe, legal and quality products which are sourced from all Poupart Import suppliers who apply ethical labour standards.

Brian Beyleveld

James Hancock
Project & Business Improvement Officer

James Hancock

Spanish Fruit Team

Carl Latino
General Manager
Carl has been in the fresh fruit industry since 1990 and came to Poupart in 2006. Carl is general manager in our Spanish office in Figueres. His current role is to develop new European business and increase sales into the UK market. Carl speaks Italian and Spanish.

Carl Latino

Danny Brooker
Sales Executive
Danny is third generation in the fruit industry. He worked in Covent Garden for 14 years and joined Poupart in 2010 to help develop the company’s citrus business. He is based in Figueres, Spain and speaks Spanish.

Danny Brooker

Carl Brady
Trader
Carl started in the fruit trade with Poupart Valencia in 1992 looking after Poupart Citrus’s Supermarket programmes. Fluent in Spanish, his retail knowledge and depth of skills in Spanish fruit trade will complement the ever increasing business at Poupart Figueres. He has been based in Valencia for 24 years, specialising in Citrus, Stone Fruit and Melons.

Carl Brady

Ron Castledine
Senior Import Executive
Ron started in the fruit trade in 1965 working as a salesman in the London markets. He then learnt foreign languages and can speak French, German, Italian and Spanish which helped him in his next role working for a UK import company in Germany. His current role is procuring European stone fruit as an agent for Poupart.

Ron Castledine

Michael Rowe
Sales & Admin Assistant
Michael is fourth generation of his family to work in the Produce industry. Michael joins Poupart Imports as a Junior Salesman and administrator based in our Spanish office in Figueres.

Michael Rowe

UK Logistics & Administration Team

Matthew Shoop
Logistics Supervisor

Matthew Shoop

Lou Neville
Logistics Coordinator

Lou Neville

Nicola Coxall
Sales Administrator

Nicola Coxall

Sharon Beels
Sales Administrator

Sharon Beels

Janet Duncan
Sales Administrator

Janet Duncan

Spanish Logistics & Administration Team

Pierre Campocasso
Sales Administrator

Pierre Campocasso

Silvia Maso
Sales Administrator

Silvia Maso

Maria LG Lopez
Administrator

Maria LG Lopez

Meritxell Vergés
Administrator

Meritxell Vergés

Finance Team

Tracey Paget
Finance Manager
Tracey joined Poupart Imports in 2006 and manages an Accounts team of 5

Tracey Paget

Heather Rudd
Management Accountant

Heather Rudd

Jemma Robinson
Accounts Payable Assistant

Jemma Robinson

Gill Forte
Credit Controller

Gill Forte

Kelly Pedder
Sales Ledger Assistant

Kelly Pedder

Megan Hunt
Junior Accounts Assistant

Megan Hunt