The Buying Team

Our buying team is relatively small but our specialist buyers are experts in their product categories.  The buyers are supported by a strong team of category managers, buying assistants and stock controllers.


John Gill

Head of Marketing & Trading

Simon Drury

Category Buying Manager for Grocery & Licensed – Tissue (Temporarily)

Carla Mills

Category Buying Manager for Fresh

Sunil Chapanery

Category Buying Manager for Hospitality


Haris Deane

International foods, condiments, free from, long life milk, oils & vinegars

Kerry Hesmondhalgh

Nuts & seeds

Annmarie Readfearn

Chilled ready to cook and goods not for resale

Charlotte Walker

Toiletries, baby care, medicines, hot beverages and ambient desserts

Joshua Oldfield

Horticulture, butter, fat & pastry, yogurts, chilled cabinet desserts, milk & milk drinks and cream

Katie Mitcalf

Kiosk, stationery, publications and all tinned goods

Kate Rathbone

Chilled free from, kosher, vegetarian, salads, prepared, chilled pasta & sauces, chilled soups

Megan McCardle

Hot counter, cabinets lunchtime and cafe

Kimberley Redmond

All frozen products, and chilled desserts

Andrew McDermott

Soft drinks, hardware, paper and outdoor

Emily Burr

Seasonal gifting, confectionery, crisps/snacks/nuts, cereals and hampers

Tom Hargreaves

Vegetables, fresh fish, bacon and sausages

Rachael Machin

Hosiery, beauty accessories and wine (temp)

David Morris


David Simons

Beef, lamb, pork and poultry, counter fresh meats & bacon, chilled juices

Victoria Anderson


Alan Kirby

Cheese, olive bar, dips, cooked meats, savoury snacks & pies, chilled patisserie

Melisa Lazali

Preserves, biscuits, and home baking

Keith Parkinson

Bakery/cakes/bread, chilled pizza and chilled ready meals

Pete Newton

Beer & cider, spirits & liqueurs and tobacco


Caroline Catterall

Supplier Relationship Manager

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