About Us

Our management organisation

At H&A prestige bottling, we probably have the most experienced and talented management team in the business. Between them, they can boast approaching 150 years of service at H&A and their background is certainly unparalleled.

Jo Fernandez
Senior National Account Manager

Jo started her career with H&A in 1992 as a Bond Administrator. She has worked throughout the business previously managing Customer Service, Planning, Purchasing, NPD and Liquid Development.  In 2016 Jo changed role to become a Senior National Account Manager.

Kate Porter
NPD Technologist

With a 1st Class BA (Hons) degree in Home Economics (Food Design & Technology), Kate Joined H&A straight out of university and now runs the Liquid Development department. Heavily involved in NPD projects, working with customers to develop new and exciting liquids, also working closely with processing to ensure smooth ‘up scaling’ of recipes.

Stewart Heap
Quality Manager

Stewart graduated with a BSc (Hon) degree in Genetics and joined H&A in 1999 as part of the Quality Laboratory team. He has worked his way up the quality department to become Quality Manager in 2012. Stewart leads a team that ensures Food Safety and Quality needs are met throughout the H&A process.


Alan Bayley
Manufacturing Manager

Alan started his career with H&A some 19 years ago, working on the shop floor, and has now worked his way up to become Production Manager. His responsibilities include production scheduling, quality of production and the day to day management of the Bottling Hall.

Brian Taylor
Engineering Manager

Brian has been in the business for 22 years. In his role as Engineering Manager, Brian has responsibility for the 14 bottling lines and all the support machinery to make the H&A ‘machine’ work efficiently. At H&A we run a ‘lean management team’ and the efficient control of all aspects of our machinery is key to this.

Richard Watson
Supply Chain Manager

Richard has over 21 years experience within Warehousing, Logistics and Supply Chain Management, and 15 years experience within the drinks industry as a whole. Having held various positions across the Halewood Group, Richards role here at H&A is to oversee both the operational activity and compliance associated with the supply chain function.

Francis Lee
HMRC & Logistics Manager

Francis has worked in the Logistics and Supply Chain Department at H&A for the past 12 years, and has worked her way up to be the Manager of the department. She manages the Label Stores, Goods In and Goods Out, Material and Finished Goods Warehouses as well as managing the HMRC side of the business. She works extremely closely with all customers – big and small, and often assists them with their HMRC enquiries.

Glenn Sibson
Health & Safety & Security Manager

Glenn started his career with H&A nearly 30 years ago, and has worked in many different areas of the business prior to being appointed as Health, Safety & Security Manager in 1985. At H&A Health, Safety and Site Security are our number one priority, and we offer 24/7 security at our Chorley facility. Glenn gained his IOSH (The Institution of Occupational Safety and Health) qualifications 2008, and his NEBOSH (The National Examination Board in Occupational Safety and Health).