Bee Health appoints new MD

Bee Health: L-R Lewis Ryan, Steve Ryan

Lewis Ryan (pictured left) has taken over from Steve Ryan (right) as managing director of Bridlington-based vitamin and supplement manufacturer Bee Health.

Lewis, who was the company’s commercial director, is now responsible for the day-to-day operational management of the company and will be formally joining the board of directors.

Steve, who spent over 25 years at the helm of Bee Health, will take up the new role of production director.

“Steve originally established Bee Health in 1992, helping it grow from a small business specializing in bee-derived ingredients, to now becoming one of the leading manufacturers of vitamins and supplements in Europe,” says Jan Fletcher OBE, chairman of Bee Health. “He will relinquish hands-on control of the business to focus on production strategy and supporting and mentoring the new leadership team.

“We wish to thank Steve for his immeasurable contribution to the success of the business to date and to wish Lewis every success in his well-earned promotion.

“The company has achieved remarkable growth over recent years and these changes lay the foundations to consolidate on this success and to take the business on to the next stage of its development.”

Steve comments: “We have a very ambitious business plan to continue our organic growth and we now have a refreshed, dynamic team with a great combination of energy, enthusiasm and experience to take the business forward.”

“In the last 18 months the company has doubled the size of its work force and production facility in Bridlington and I’m proud to have played my part in that process,” adds Ryan. “I am now delighted to have been given the opportunity to lead Bee Health into the next exciting phase of its development.”