David Milner, who was responsible for driving international growth at Tyrells and progressing the Lily’s Kitchen pet food brand, takes on the CEO role at St Pierre Group to drive its next stage of growth.
St Pierre Groupe boasts a retail value of a quarter of a billion dollars, after substantial growth of its branded propositions. The business portfolio includes St Pierre – America’s number one brioche brand, Baker Street – the extended life bakery brand and Paul Hollywood – the category leader in part-baked bread.
As non-executive Chairman at St Pierre Groupe, Milner spent the past three years in a strategic role but will now implement growth plans internationally as CEO, alongside the senior leadership team. The appointment is part of a long-term strategy to bolster the board of directors with unrivalled experience in UK and US markets. Since 2018, St Pierre Groupe has grown its turnover by 68 per cent.
In 2019, the company was awarded the Queen’s Award for Enterprise in International Trade and has appeared in The Sunday Times International Track 200 for five consecutive years. Most recently, it won Exporter of the Year at The Grocer Gold Awards 2020 and in 2021, it debuted at #42 in The Sunday Times BDO Profit Track 100.
David Milner, CEO of St Pierre Groupe comments, “St Pierre Groupe is a phenomenal business, doing bakery differently with its three brands. Since joining the business in 2018, I’ve worked with the team to achieve incredible growth.”