Sarah Dean, Chair of Noble Foods, led the business back into family ownership in March 2019 and is the fourth generation involved in the business started by her great-grandfather, William Dean, in 1920. She endeavours to implement her vision for Noble Foods through her Executive and stepped into the Chair role in May 2022.
Today, Noble Foods is the largest egg supplier in the UK, delivering over 30 million eggs weekly nationwide. With a network of 250 producers, the Company owns brands like the happy egg co. and Purely Organic, and proudly holds the Royal Warrant as Supplier of Eggs. Noble Foods also encompasses a successful feed business, milling approximately 16,000 tonnes a week predominantly for the monogastric market, as well as a poultry processing operation, green energy initiatives and added-value enterprises.
Sarah’s dedication to the Company’s Purpose, to better nourish, people, animals, and planet, is driving her efforts in pursuing B Corp certification.
Beyond Noble Foods, Sarah is involved in the private family office, Beeches Group, which has a share portfolio, a property company managed by her husband, and which carries out a small amount of venture capital-style investments, mainly within the food and agriculture industries.
Sarah trained as a Norland Nanny but changed direction in her early twenties and got her degree in Agri-Food Marketing and Business Studies at Harper Adams University before joining the family business. At home, she and her husband have a busy household with three teenage children and two dogs!