Our Aim

All of us who have grown up and worked in the food industry know the challenges the industry faces. We want to support the food industry to address the future challenges of food production.

SmartParc has been purposely designed by people from our industry for our industry. It is a new asset class specifically aimed at addressing our industry’s challenges and provides the springboard to develop sustainable food production for the future.

The Benefits of coming to SmartParc

SmartParc offers businesses the opportunity to collaborate not only on how to future-proof the food industry but also within their shared services.

Our Team

The SmartParc leadership team has a track record of success in manufacturing.

Jackie Wild


Jackie Wild is a forward-thinking leader with strong attention to detail. Throughout her career, she has developed excellent working relationships within the food industry. She founded TSL, a leading construction group, in 2002 and it became evident that the food industry needed radical change to ensure its future. Then came SmartParc.

She will develop the SmartParc mission with enthusiasm and pride. Jackie works tirelessly to create these revolutionary parks, collaborating with businesses to ensure a strong food manufacturing industry for the future.

Jackie Wild - CEO

Ian McIntyre


Ian McIntyre’s 30 years global experience within the Pharmaceutical and Personal Care sectors has provided him a wealth of experience across all sectors of manufacturing and engineering.

Ian brings his wide engineering knowledge to the SmartParc team to deliver the Park’s visionary energy and sustainability targets. As well as defining a site wide world-class engineering and maintenance function.

Ian McIntyre - Director

Paul Old


Paul Old has nearly 40 years’ experience within the food manufacturing industry. He has developed an excellent operational knowledge as well as being technically focused.

He comes to SmartParc with the aim to develop these campus-style hubs all over the world, bringing the Smart Parc revolution to life. Paul’s industry experience helps to deliver the initiatives and focus on reduced cost to serve, ensuring our tenants benefit from being with SmartParc.

Paul Old - Director

Kate Hancock


Kate Hancock has honed her passion for food processing and factory design during her 25 years in the food industry, working within the manufacturing base and within TSL.

Kate’s focus within SmartParc is to ensure every business coming to the Park has a well thought out and optimised factory design, providing the highest levels of efficiency encompassing emerging technologies in all areas to minimise operational costs.

Kate Hancock - Director

Richard Kay

Financial Director

Richard brings to the team 14 years of professional accountancy practice, along with 27 years as a Financial Director – 14 of which have been spent within the food industry. Prior to joining the SmartParc team he ran and operated the facilities management of a busy industrial park in South Derbyshire. Richard is responsible for ensuring the smooth operation of the park and for meeting the high standards that our tenants expect.

Richard Kay - Financial Director

Nigel Stevens

Innovation Manager

Nigel’s 30 years in the food industry has gained him extensive knowledge across all operational and technical functions within many food manufacturing categories. Recently Nigel has been driven by emerging technologies which will revolutionise the food industry.

Nigel’s focus within SmartParc is to deliver best in class and forward thinking technologies, that push the boundaries of manufacturing processes at an operational level, including hygiene, process automation and robotic systems.

Nigel Stevens  - Innovation Manager

Michael Roberts

Senior Technical Manager

Michael Roberts is a highly experienced Mechanical Engineer who, throughout his career, has specialised in the Temperature Controlled Food Industry Sector.

His focus within SmartParc is to ensure a coordinated and optimised approach to the design of site infrastructure and individual buildings, embracing new and emerging technologies to maximise efficiency, sustainability and reduce the impact on the environment.

Michael Roberts - Senior Technical Manager

Phil Lovell

Development Director

Phil is a highly experienced leader with an extensive background in food manufacturing. He has built and led businesses for Greencore and The Billington Group (TBG) most recently.

As COO of  TBG he was part of the Group Operating Board with responsibility for Group Projects, SHE, Purchasing, ESG and Operations. Phil also stood in as MD of Billington Foodservice to manage the business through the Covid pandemic. He successfully led projects to restructure the Food division and its factory footprint.

Prior to this Phil was the MD of the Greencore M&S business at Northampton. He doubled the size of the business over 5 years including building 2 factories with leading technical construction partner TSL. These factories were on time and within budget and exceed their original efficiency objectives as well as pushing the boundaries of what is possible in modern food manufacturing.

Phil Lovell - Development Director

SmartParc SEGRO Derby

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