The KC Team

John Addey - Managing Director

Mark’s Dad John, manages the operational side of the business, liaising with customers, suppliers and Investors. With an infallible belief in Mark’s vision, he has worked tirelessly since the Company’s inception to support Mark and help realise his dream.

Question:

“What has been the single most satisfying part of the KC Caviar adventure so far?”

“Knowing that our girls can produce Caviar of such a high quality that it proudly sits on dishes produced by some of the UK’s best Chefs.”

Mark Addey - Technical Consultant

Mark is one of only a tiny handful of people in ethical Caviar production who is sufficiently skilled to extract eggs without harming the Sturgeon.

Passionate about protecting these magnificent, ancient creatures, it’s his vision and drive that has powered KC Caviar through the inevitable ups and downs of disrupting an Industry.

Question:

“The KC Caviar adventure is still in its infancy. What will be the point where you can step back and say “This is it. This makes it all worthwhile”?”

“Ah, that’s easy. It’s when I release the first fish into the Conservation Lake.”

John Parling - Husbandry Manager


John joined the Team in early 2020, and has now taken the role of Farm Manager, which covers everything from running the breeding programme through to preparing the brood stock for production.

Kacey Addey - Caviar Master

Mark’s daughter Kacey is learning the ropes of the family business, whilst managing the caviar production.

Question:

“Not many people have a groundbreaking brand named after them! What makes you most excited about the future of KC Caviar?”

“If we can change the idea that it’s OK to kill a Sturgeon for a few grams of Caviar to one where it's produced by the fish releasing their eggs naturally, then hopefully in the next decade we will have saved 20-30 million Sturgeon from being slaughtered.”

Kalina Yaneva - Finance Manager

Kalina runs the administration and production sides of the business, ensuring orders are fulfilled on time.

Carol Feeney- Hygienic operations

Carol joined us December of 2019 and now controls the hygiene maintenance and ensures that the facilities meet the requirements of our HACCP plan and conform with our BRC accreditation.

Amy Peel - Administrator

Joined KC in 2020 as trainee whilst at Uni. Since leaving Uni with a BSc in Zoo Management she has now taken the overall responsibility for the day to day administration of the facility.

Our Unsung Heroes

We consider ourselves extremely lucky to have found an enthusiastic group of Global Shareholders who collectively bring financial support and expertise in Accountancy, Insurance, Marketing, Distribution, Agriculture, UK Law and Medicine.

"It’s a lot easier to kill the sturgeon. The way we do it, you’ve got to carry on looking after the fish after the Caviar has been produced - a lot of producers don’t really care for that."

Mark Talking To The Dalesman