John Courteney-Smith MRSB from ‘Arcadia Reptile’ will join the Monkfield team. John will continue with his excellent work as ‘head of science and innovation’, developing this market leading brand.
The Arcadia Reptile team will continue to explore UV lighting, heating and nutritional products, aimed at enhancing the lives of reptiles in captivity by trying to get as close to nature as possible, through the concept of ‘Wild Re-Creation™’.
Gerard Oates, managing director of Arcadia Products, is looking forward to retirement in the not too distant future, “I am delighted that the brand has found a very good new home and look forward to assisting Monkfield with the integration and any ongoing consultancy”.
Monkfield Nutrition will initially focus on ensuring an effortless account transfer process, increasing stock levels to 100 percent and assisting John with an exciting number of innovative new ‘Arcadia Reptile’ products.
Jo Wise, managing director of Monkfield stated, “The addition of ‘Arcadia Reptile’ including the full bird and Zoological range adds an exciting and purposeful new dimension into the Monkfield business.
“We as a team will carry on with the excellent work and brand ethics of ‘Arcadia Reptile’ and are confident that the brand will continue to show good growth both in the UK and worldwide.”
With a full relocation into a brand new purpose built premises in Mepal, Cambridgeshire, Monkfield Nutrition has an exciting year ahead. This move will provide a significant increase in space for insect production, live reptiles, freezers and state of the art warehousing.
“We have a vision to become the UK’s very best, most productive, most inclusive wholesaler. This brand new facility will allow us to quickly achieve our goals”, says Jo Wise.
John Courteney-Smith MRSB is head of science and innovation. Turn to Pet Gazette’s latest issue to read John’s reptile advice.