Paul Lindley, who founded Ella’s Kitchen in 2006 motivated by his desire to feed his daughter Ella tasty, fun and healthy food, will be stepping down as Chairman on 6th April and leaving the company he created.
Seven Hills is extremely proud to have worked with Paul Lindley since 2011 as he took on global FMCG giants to become the UK’s no.1 baby food brand.
This year, Ella’s Kitchen is expected to surpass £90M in global revenues; it has just filed its 12th annual accounts showing a 12th successive year of double digit or more growth and has just this month reached its one billionth ‘Tiny Tummy Touch Point’ – Paul’s very personal, and the company’s very public, long standing core metric goal of 1 billion servings of Ella’s Kitchen food.
Since selling the business to The Hain Celestial Group, Inc. in 2013, Paul has been able to take on an active lobbying role successfully promoting business as a force for good and highlighting the role of food in childhood health concerns, touching even more lives around the world in a meaningful way.
It is testament to Paul’s leadership that he leaves Ella’s Kitchen as a growing, profitable, values-led, people-centred business that is recognised around the world. It is the UK’s No. 1 baby food brand, is in The Sunday Times 100 best small companies to work for and has become a B Corp. accredited company.
Paul Lindley commented: “I am delighted to announce that Ella’s Kitchen has reached one billion tiny tummy touch points – something that was a distant Big Hairy Goal of when I was first starting the business at my kitchen table just 12-years ago.
“I am incredibly proud of how far Ella’s Kitchen has come over that time and what has been achieved since its inception. I have always believed that business is about people, and I am privileged to have worked with such a motivated, inspiring and energising team.
“We have become one of the UK’s leading mission-led businesses, showing that profit and purpose really can go together hand-in-hand. This is something that is very close to my heart and I have been actively campaigning for it during my time leading the business.
“It is never easy to say goodbye, but I am leaving Ella’s completely in the most capable of hands with CEO Mark Cuddigan and team. We share the same values and I am confident that Mark will continue to ensure Ella’s Kitchen is a force for good in society – transforming lives through delivery of fun, tasty, organic food.”
Seven Hills will continue to work with Paul as he campaigns for the evolution of capitalism so it better serves all of society.