Change of Ownership at Dakin-Flathers

Exciting Times at Dakin-Flathers: A New Chapter Begins!

We are thrilled to share some exciting news that marks a significant milestone in the history of our company. As of 4th March 2024, there’s a change of ownership at Dakin-Flathers, bringing fresh perspectives and renewed energy to our organization.

Our current Managing Director and owner, Oliver Garside, has decided to step back from the day-to-day operations, yet he remains a vital part of our journey as a valued shareholder, investor, and advisor to the new owners.

Over the last 30 years, Dakin-Flathers has experienced huge growth and development and has worked hard to help our customers share in this growth. I am very confident that the company is in a great place and ready for the next generation of leaders to continue this journey.
Oliver Garside,

This strategic move opens the door to a new era for Dakin-Flathers, and we are delighted to announce the transfer of ownership to our experienced senior management team.

Carl Jukes, Lee Barker, Paul Greenley, and Stuart Dykes (left to right in the image below) are now proud owners of Dakin-Flathers, with Paul and Lee collectively representing the company for over 30 years. This dynamic quartet brings a wealth of experience, expertise, and a deep understanding of our business values and culture.

Change of ownership at Dakin-Flathers

If you’re curious to get to know the individuals leading us into this new chapter, click on their images on our ‘Meet the Team’ page for a short bio.

Meet the Team

The change of ownership at Dakin-Flathers aims to seamlessly continue the legacy built by Oliver Garside, with a commitment to upholding our core values and fostering a positive work culture along with world-class products.

We are particularly excited about the inclusion of Carl and Stuart as shareholders, as their diverse business experiences promise to bring new perspectives, innovation, and improvements to Dakin-Flathers.

I’m excited by the opportunities which lay ahead. This change brings a fresh wave of innovation and drive for success. Building upon strong foundations, we’re set for an exciting journey to elevate our business to the next level.
Carl Jukes, Managing Director

This infusion of fresh ideas is set to elevate our operations, making us stronger and more responsive to the evolving needs of our industry.

While some things are changing, we want to assure you that the essence of Dakin-Flathers remains the same – our dedication to quality, customer satisfaction, and the continuous development of our product range. These changes in ownership are catalysts for positive transformations, leading to exciting innovations and enhancements.

We are thrilled to announce that the coming years will witness many new products, with the first being bakery blades for slicing bread and bagels, along with our state-of-the-art factory extension. These innovations are a testament to our commitment to staying at the forefront of our industry and providing our customers with cutting-edge solutions.

To our employees, customers, and partners – thank you for your continued trust and support. Dakin-Flathers has always thrived on collaboration and shared success, and we are confident that this change will lead to even greater achievements in the future.

Here’s to a new future, filled with innovation, growth, and continued success!

Have any questions? If so, contact us. Call +44 (0) 1977 705 600 or email for more information.