Horticulture recruiter MorePeople has launched Imperium, described as "a premium recruitment and training business for clients in the appointing of non executive directors, main board directors and chairmen".
Parent company HuntMore director Guy Moreton said:
"Imperium is being launched as a result of the feedback that we’ve received from clients, over the last 11 years, regarding the need for a dedicated, high level service that meets their specific needs in recruiting personnel at this level.
"All of Imperium’s assignments will be handled by our associate director Ian Merton and me.
"Ian is a vastly experienced food and retail professional with a career spanning over 40 years, 37 of which were spent at Sainsbury's PLC where he was the food trading director working across all areas of fresh food, including primary agriculture, fresh produce, fresh meat, dairy and convenience foods. He therefore brings to Imperium, an invaluable breadth of experience and a detailed working knowledge of these industries.
"Ian and I will work closely together to ensure our customers get access to the best available executives to strengthen and develop their main board teams and we’ve assembled a panel of high calibre Executives from all food disciplines who are available to fill these most senior roles."