We are a like minded bunch of people here at Three Oceans. We share a passion for fish and for turning them into great quality products. Here you can meet our core team and find out a little more about what makes us tick.
Founder, Owner and Chief Executive
Tim founded the company in 1992 and remains the sole owner today, he is a hands on leader with his finger firmly on the pulse of the world's fisheries and a nose for exactly when, where and which species to procure. As the chief fish buyer for the business he ensures that only the best quality fish arrives at Three Oceans, without which the rest of the business would have no foundation.
His accumulated knowledge of many individual fish species must be up there amongst the best in the industry and he is a huge supporter of sustainable fishing policies. His pursuit of quality in both product and service is relentless and he instils this belief in every member of the Three Oceans team.
His goal is to make Three Oceans second to none in the provision of service, excellence and quality sea food products to the UK Food Service Industry.
Away from work Tim adores family life. He is a keen competitor and enjoys all country sports, golf and snowboarding. He is a lifelong supporter of Leeds United Football Club.
Tim loves all seafood, choosing fish over meat every time. He prefers simply cooked quality fish.
Mark has over thirty years experience as a Corporate Lawyer, and first assisted in the formation and structuring of the Company in 1991. Since then he has gained significant experience advising companies across many industry sectors and particularly those specializing in Food and Food Service.
He is passionate about developing businesses by getting the most out of management team members, individually and collectively. Good corporate governance and continuing business improvement are also high on Mark’s agenda.
As Chairman, Mark brings a wealth of experience to the Board Table, both legally and commercially.
Away from work Mark enjoys country sports, playing tennis, and enjoying a relaxed rural lifestyle in Lincolnshire.
Mark enjoys cooking and eating good food, and fish particularly, turbot en papillote is his favourite dish.
As soon as raw material arrives at Three Oceans it is in Martin's domain and he has overall responsibility for Three Oceans' supply chain. It is a challenging task to say the least that involves constant juggling of resources, and demand planning for Three Oceans' customer base.
His world is all about efficiency, and improving standards and procedures with the ultimate aim of delivering the highest possible quality and service levels throughout the business.
Martin led the project to design and build the current Three Oceans factory which set the standard for UK based seafood processing. With his engineering background, knowledge of several blue chip companies and many years experience within the business, he is the 'go-to guy' for many issues at Three Oceans.
Away from work Martin enjoys family life, and is a big sports fan – spectating nowadays rather than playing. He remains a fan of Bradford Bulls Rugby League (despite their recent problems) and has the distinction of being one of the few Swindon Town fans in Yorkshire.
Martin enjoys seafood and it is a strong part of his diet. His particular favourites are Seabass and Tiger Prawns.
A qualified CIMA registered Accountant, Mark brings vast experience and a steady hand at the financial helm of Three Oceans. Guiding the business through the often turbulent financial and accounting waters of Payroll, Banking, Client Accounts, Purchasing & Finance, Monthly Management Accounts, Annual Audit, Insurance etc etc etc.
Mark is keen to help maintain Three Oceans reputation for excellence and his fiscal expertise is helping to build on the strong financial foundations that the business is founded upon. He brings a new perspective whilst fitting in well with the established management team.
A Hull man through and through, Mark enjoys all aspects of family time when away from work, although his son and daughter have occasionally been known to ‘drive him to distraction’. A keen sportsman in his youth Mark now focuses on golf for his sporting fix.
Mark is partial to the occasional Fish and Chip supper but prefers a more Mediterranean edge to his seafood (preferably consumed in a balmy Italian harbour side restaurant), fresh Tuna and Swordfish steaks being a particular favourite.
Geoff is the principal ambassador and voice of Three Oceans, taking the company's message of uncompromising quality to the market place.
Geoff has spent all his working life in the food industry and a good deal of that in frozen products working on leading FMCG brands. Geoff is constantly on the look out for potential customers with the credentials for a 'good fit' with Three Oceans.
He loves a challenge and works closely with 3O's development chefs to resolve new product challenges, often responding within 48 hours of a new product brief with pre-production samples.
Away from work Geoff enjoys family life and the occasional game of golf with his two sons, although gone are the days when he stood a chance of beating them. He has obviously taught them too well.
Geoff also devotes much of his own time to public and community service.
Another Haddock fan who enjoys cooking for his family. Presentation is important as Geoff says, he “enjoys a bit of theatre on a plate”.
He is also a shellfish fan and particularly enjoys Scallops and Oysters.
And whilst not strictly a seafood it is probably no surprise that our former London lad also has a liking for jellied Eels.
Stephen joined Three Oceans in early 2017 and brought with him 18 years of world class manufacturing experience ranging from FMCG, food processing, pharmaceuticals, medical devices and modular construction. His skills bring a wealth of experience to spearhead the drive to continue our lead position as best in class.
His calm and measured approach has been welcomed by the business and Stephen made an instant connection with the workforce. His sound judgement, fresh abundance of passion and continuous improvement background is helping lead the exciting future growth plan.
Stephens’s ethos is build the people within the team and they’ll build the business to be the best it can be.
Stephen is married to his partner of 16 years and his daughter is his inspiration to do the best every day and bring them comfort and security.
Stephen adores all fish, particularly sword fish and tuna.
Since completing her MSc HRM and becoming an associate member of the CIPD, Khadija has gained valuable commercial HR experience, which she now brings to Three Oceans.
Her role is to provide the Human Resource function here at Three Oceans, supporting the Management team with guidance and working with the entire Three Oceans workforce to help maximise our collective performance and achieve our strategic objectives. In short, to run a happy ship.
She works hard to continuously encourage inclusion & diversity, and to develop employee engagement initiatives, as well as manage all aspects of recruitment, training and performance appraisal.
The fish industry is subject to strict and ever changing HR legislation which Khadija ensures we are constantly up to date with. And as a socially responsible business, this also includes working with our supply partners around the world, where we take the wellbeing of everyone involved in our supply chain seriously. Through our SEDEX Membership, Khadijah is able to ensure we are aligned UN guidance on labour practices.
Away from work Khadija’s main focus is on being a mum. She loves spending time with her daughter who has just started playing tennis. She also enjoys walking & visiting new places.
Khadija’s opinion on seafood is that... “Seafood is brain food” and also delicious. So that’s a win win as far as she is concerned, she loves it!
Senior Technical Manager
There isn’t much Simon doesn’t know about the seafood sector having spent 22 years working in this industry. Amongst other things, he has been a researcher into biochemistry of fish quality, an international consultant on control and inspection of post-harvest, seafood supply chains, a lecturer and trainer on food safety, legislation & product traceability, and also an inspector/auditor of seafood supply chains. A career that has taken him all over the world and given him an almost unique perspective on seafood and in particular, fish.
Simon’s vast commercial seafood experience is a huge asset to Three Oceans and his focus is on ensuring that the technical needs of our suppliers and customers are met, that raw materials always meet our high quality standards, and that new products are successfully developed to meet both customer and production requirements.
In addition, his knowledge and experience of the wider seafood sector is used to support the Management team in addressing developing issues in the industry and driving the business forward in a sustainable and ethical way.
Outside work, Simon is a keen amateur photographer of wildlife and landscapes, a natural extension of his enjoyment of the countryside in general. He is also a fan of live music - listening rather than playing.
To quote Simon, “It’s the Cods Pollocks”. He loves the diversity of seafood, enjoying fish and seafood recipes from all around the world. He is always on the look out for something different to try.
Technical Compliance Manager
Darren has been with Three Oceans for nearly 3 years and plays a key role in ensuring Technical Compliance of our suppliers. He regularly visits our suppliers in China, auditing their facilities and processes in order to maintain the best possible standards.
He also works closely with the factory Technical teams to ensure quality of raw material when it arrives for production. Darren constantly monitors customer feedback and proactively uses this to continuously improve supplier performance.
Away from work Darren is a passionate and accomplished (professional for 7 years) tennis player and an avid supporter od Sheffield Wednesday FC. He also likes to spend time friends and family which regular takes him to Sydney, Australia.
Playing lots of high tempo tennis requires a lot of protein ‘fuel’. Fish, being a great low-in-fat source of protein, is perfect and Darren eats lots of it. Particular favourites being Haddock, Salmon and John Dory.
Manufacturing Technical Manager
Michelle has been part of the Three Oceans Technical department for 8 years, continuing 25 years of valuable QM experience in a wide range of food products.
Her remit is to assist the manufacturing teams in maintaining the company's exceptionally high quality standards as the business continues to grow and develop.
Michelle's early ambition was to become a policewoman but due to a leg injury was unable to follow that dream. How apt then that she has now become a 'police woman' of all things technical for Three Oceans.
Away from work Michelle is an avid supporter of rugby league and is a lifelong fan of Hull FC. When she's not singing in the stands, she enjoys a wide and varied taste in music and likes to spend her valued spare time with her son and husband.
Michelle's favourite fish dishes are Sea Bass, Salmon and of course Haddock a true Hull favourite.
Research & NPD Technologist
Gemma has a unique ‘home grown’ perspective on new product development having worked in production, QA and supervisory roles at Three Oceans for many years.
She combines her food skills with a thorough production understanding ensuring that all products can be made profitably for both Three Oceans and clients alike.
Refining coating recipes, developing existing as well as new products, running the in house tasting sessions and providing NPD samples to clients are among the many aspects of Gemma’s role.
The apple of Gemma’s eye is her young daughter who pretty much takes up all of her spare time, with any left over spent with family, friends and holidays.
For Gemma it’s a bit of a ‘busman’s holiday’ when it comes to seafood. Her personal favourite is traditional Haddock and chips.
Supply Chain Manager
With over 18 years experience in supply chain within FMGC from Abattoirs to cooked products, Paul brings a wealth of experience to Three Oceans.
Paul is responsible for ensuring all orders are fulfilled efficiently. He works closely with sales and production and is at the sharp end of customer service.
Paul is dedicated to maintaining the high standards and exceptional service levels that Three Oceans is renowned for. His daily goal is to ensure every order is on time, in full, each and every time.
Paul spends the majority of his time away from work with his Family, whether it be cooking at home for Amanda his wife of almost 20 years, Taking his eldest child to Boxing sessions (5 times a week), repairing all shapes of devices that his youngest takes great pleasure in dismantling or taking his dog for a walk, with Paul it is all about family.
Paul is again another lover of Haddock although shellfish are a regular feature at his Spanish fiesta’s.