About DARREN BULL (B&C Partner)
If Dr Qureshi is also known as ‘Dr Q’, perhaps Darren Bull should wear a ‘Mr Thorough’ name badge around our state-of-the-art manufacturing plant here in Hertfordshire! Darren’s in-depth knowledge of the food industry is the result of years of hands-on hard work coupled with dedicated study.
“If you’re going to do something, do it properly.”
Born in Hackney (London), Darren has always been an achiever — an extraordinarily focused individual, determined to go about things properly, no short-cuts taken, no skimping on the finer details… His ‘food industry journey’ began way back in the Eighties. Determined to start at the bottom, and to gradually work his way up, Darren committed himself to serving a demanding apprenticeship as a chef in the Home Counties.
Success after success in the Food Sector
After successful completion of his training, Darren moved into sales, selling food-associated products, before founding Simply Filling in 1987. Five years later, the company merged with Go Foods to form Simply Go. The business rapidly grew. Then, in 1994, Darren left to launch The Sauce Company, which he part-sold to Calder Foods (where Dr Q was under contract) in 2009. It was during the sale that Darren recognised Dr Q’s expertise. Two years later, Darren resigned from the Board at Calder Foods to set up Breading and Coating (B&C) with Dr Q.