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Meet the Team

Steve Derrick
Sales Development Manager

Steve is a fully qualified butcher with over 40 years’ experience in butchery, meat product manufacture, marketing and sales.

After spending 25 years with the Meat & Livestock Commission – now AHDB (Meat industry body), Steve joined Lucas Ingredients in 2004, with the responsibility for looking after Lucas’ customers in the Southern half of the UK and more recently, Southern Ireland. Steve is instrumental in developing new products, as well as advising, supporting and providing training.

As a regular judge at industry shows and competitions around the UK, Steve is at the forefront of the butchery market and is a leader in developing best practice and innovation for retail butchers.

Judith Johnston
Sales Development Manager

After earning a BA (Hons) degree in Home Economics from Sheffield Hallam University, Judith embarked on a career in the food industry. In 2000, she joined Kerry in the Coatings Division and in 2003, joined the Lucas Ingredients team as a Senior Development Technologist.

During her time at Lucas, Judith has used her creativity and food technology skills to develop a wide variety of products within the Lucas range. Her understanding of the retail butchery market combined with her outstanding technical ability continues to be of immense benefit to Lucas and her customers.

For the last six years Judith has worked as a Sales Development Manager, covering North Wales, North of England and Scotland. She loves visiting butchers, offering advice and support – discussing new recipe ideas, technical advice and undertaking product demonstrations.

Julian Warner
Business Support

Julian joined Lucas in 1995 working within the Customer Service team, after a variety of roles Julian now takes care of all the “back office” functions relating to Lucas’ products: providing support internally and to Lucas’ customers. Julian’s experience and understanding of internal processes provides a successful interface between the Lucas team in the field and the various in-house departments of Lucas’ parent, Kerry, he enjoys providing a superb service to customers throughout the UK.

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