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Our People

No company survives without good people and ours is no different. Although there are many people that contribute towards the success of the company the following are the key individuals who make our company tick.

Sattar M Khalid - Chief Executive & Sales

Mr S M Khalid is the founder and Chief Executive of Euro Quality Lambs Ltd. Starting in 1992 he coined the phrase ‘No Compromise on Quality & Service’ and is known and respected industry wide for his immense knowledge and contribution to the industry. In fact he has over 35 years experience in red meat and was part of the former MLC Sheep Strategy Council. He is also known in the industry as ‘Mr Halal’, owner of the largest halal lamb abattoir in the UK. He was nominated at the Lloyds TSB Asian awards in 2006 under the Best Business category.

Rizvan Khalid - Executive Director

Rizvan is the youngest member of the Executive team. After finishing his degree at Warwick University he joined PricewaterhouseCoopers and achieved his Chartered Accountancy status in 2004. He then joined the family business in June 2005 and has undertaken a series of roles in the business. Straight away he implemented the HACCP systems required to comply with the new EU Regulations governing the abattoir industry. He has helped the company raise its operating standards – achieving Assured British Meat (later rebranded to Red Tractor Farm Assurance – Beef & Lamb) and EBLEX QSM standards in June 2007 and an Environmental Permit in October 2007. In July 2007 he was part of the first intake of the RMIF Fellowship of Manufacturing Management in the Red Meat Industry course – the inaugural collaborative course run by RMIF, Cranfield University, Cambridge & Roskilde aimed at developing the meat industry leaders of the future. In October 2008 he started studying part-time for a Masters in Meat Science & Technology at Bristol University. At the same time he was asked to join the EBLEX Steering Group for the Sheep Better Returns Programme. In December 2009 he was asked to join the inaugural EBLEX Halal Steering Group to help direct EBLEX’s activities in the sector. Rizvan is very active in the industry; representing the company at industry meetings, seminars, trade shows & exhibitions. He is being groomed for eventual succession to Mr Sattar Mohammed Khalid.

Contact Rizvan: rizvan@euroqualitylambs.co.uk

Habib Khalid- Sales

Habib is part of the expanding sales team. He holds a BA (Hons) History degree from Manchester Metropolitan University and joined the family business in 2008 as a salesman. He spent the first year working hands-on in operations, despatch and product quality before being promoted to the sales front-line. He has enhanced his sales techniques through extensive networking & researching and by working alongside experienced sales representatives in the UK & French markets. He has travelled to many parts of Europe developing his market & product knowledge through new sales leads and networking events. He actively represents the company at marketing exhibitions, conferences and industry events. Habib is being groomed for the role of European Sales Executive – responsible for sales across Europe.

Contact Habib: habib@euroqualitylambs.co.uk

Mohammed Khalid - Livestock Procurement

Mohammed Khalid has been with the company since 1998. As part of the wider family he has played an integral part in the rise of the company. He has worked at all levels within the company including operations, despatch & quality control. He has now been in charge of livestock procurement for many years where he relishes the interactive nature of the job.

Contact Mohammed: mkhalid@euroqualitylambs.co.uk

Mark Smith - Operations Manager

Mark has been at the abattoir since leaving school. As a young family man Mark showed determination & aptitude to rapidly rise through the ranks. When Euro Quality Lambs acquired the Craven Arms site Mark’s commitment and skills were quickly recognised and he was soon promoted to Site & Operations Manager. He has never looked back and today plays a crucial role in quality control & operational management.

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