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Meet our team

The people who work for Oceanic Seafoods share our vision and passion for sustainable seafood and work very hard to uphold those values.

UK

Jim Welsh

Managing Director

Jim is the principal buyer and seller for Oceanic. He was born into the industry, making seafood his career as his father and grandfather have done before him.

Languages

English, Spanish

Beverley Renwick

Finance Director

Beverley is a strong and experienced accounting professional with excellent forecasting, budgeting, cashflow and management accounting skills, responsible for the overall finance strategy of Oceanic Seafoods. Her role is to manage and develop the finance functions and procedures of the business which are key to its smooth operation.

Beverley contributes to the achievement of the company's business objectives by providing advice and guidance on financial strategy.

She works to develop and control the company’s annual operating budget to ensure that all financial targets are met and that financial and statutory regulations complied with.

Languages

English

Leandro Kwiczor

Operations Manager

Leandro is responsible for Oceanic's logistics. His job is all about ensuring that our import processes run smoothly so that we keep the promises we make to our customers.

Languages

English, French & Spanish

Jenny Farrell

Administration / Technical support

With 20 years of administration and customer service experience, Jenny's exceptional organisation and general office skills keeps the team on task. She also manages the BRC technical side of the business.

Languages

English

Jimmy Tam

Business Development Manager

Jimmy’s principle role at Oceanic Seafoods is to identify and develop new business opportunities in both the UK and Asia.

Having gained valuable experience and understanding in all aspects of commercial trading, Jimmy is able to work closely with our MD and principal buyer Jim Welsh, to build relationships and explore new global opportunities.

Languages

Cantonese, Chinese, English

Ling Guo

Trader

Ling’s role in Oceanic Seafoods is to support the buying of raw materials from China / Far East approved suppliers, manage the contracts in place and control Oceanics’ Quality Control inspectors time and planning during production of contracts. She will also give buying support to Jim the MD.

Ling brings 20 years’ experience of international business practice and administration. She has previously also worked in Korean, German and Indian companies as an assistant and translator to support the liaisons between suppliers and customers; and with her deep understanding of cultural diversities, she can help to promote international business relations whilst supporting Oceanics’ trading in it’s smooth running.

Languages

English, Chinese

Kane Weaver

Logistics Assistant

Kane’s role at Oceanic is to support the Logistics department and make sure that all the shipments and deliveries hit the targets and are in time.

His support is important to keep Oceanic’s service standards high and complete our contracts as planned.

Languages

English

China

Sam Zhang

Sales & Operations Manager

As the head of the Oceanic China Office, Sam is tasked with successfully managing all aspects of the company’s Chinese operations.

Languages

English, Chinese & Japanese

Peter Zhan

QA Manager – Shandong Province

Peter’s major in college was in fish farming, and he has 15 years of experience in the seafood processing industry including 3 years of experience in food safety auditing.

Peter’s wealth of experience supports Oceanic in keeping strict control over all our production and he brings valuable knowledge in promoting our high standards

Languages

English, Chinese

Dongliang Wei

QA manager – Shandong Province

Dongliang is a seasoned QA and QC professional with over 13 years experience in the Seafood industry. He also brings valuable product development experience to the business and has a thorough understanding of production processes and standards.

Languages

Chinese, English