/ 27 years of continued growth
The DCS Manufacturing division was established in 2007 with the ideals of promoting British manufacturing firmly in our sights. In our 14 years, we have amassed a wealth of expertise and experience, expanding to a new manufacturing facility in Redditch and employing over 120 people.
We are able to offer full service contract manufacturing to our customers; from product development to design work to distribution and beyond! As an original equipment manufacturer (OEM) we oversee every aspect and take pride in every product we produce.
/ Chief Executive Officer
Michael Lorimer has over 20 years experience in the grocery industry. He started his career with Mars and has previously held the position of Managing Director of Hendersons Foodservice as well as Director/Vice-Chair of Landmark Wholesale.
/ Chief Financial Officer
Johnathan is a highly qualified Chartered Accountant with 15 years in the profession working across a broad range of sectors. He moved into industry to lead the finance team for a family owned UK leading manufacturing business. He joined DCS in 2015 as Group Finance Director taking responsibility for the wider Finance team, Quality and Compliance as well as supporting IT.
Charles Graduated from University College London in 2013 with a Bsc in Biochemistry. He initially joined in the family business in 2014 to work in insight and category management. He has experience from Manufacturing to Export along with managing the Enliven brand. Charles now heads up Design and Marketing.
/ Chief Commercial Officer
Clare has over 25 years of commercial leadership experience and has worked at leading FMCG suppliers including Mars, Britvic and Kerry Foods. She is a qualified executive coach and, as Chair and Coach for the Women in Wholesale initiative, is well known and respected across the industry. Clare joined DCS in October 2019 and is responsible for leading Commercial and Sales growth and strategy for the group.
/ Sales & Technical Manager
Ian has 15 years’ experience working with brands and own label in a variety of channels, and has extensive commercial and new product development knowledge.
/ General Manager
Michael has extensive experience in FMCG manufacturing. With over 30 years experience in the food industry he brings a wealth of knowledge and high standards to the DCS factory.
''We are a family business aiming to be a great place to work, full of energy and enthusiasm and with an entrepreneurial spirit"
- Denys C. Shortt OBE, DCS founder
We are always looking for ambitious and enthusiastic individuals to join us. We pride ourselves on being a friendly and forward-thinking family business.
Starting from humble beginnings in 1994, DCS has grown to the business it is today with a team of more than 400 people.
If you are interested in working for DCS, we would love to hear from you.