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.

Management

Nigel Murray

Chief Operating Officer

Simon Drury

Category Buying Manager and Buyer for Beverages, tinned soups, fish, meats and veg (including dried veg)

Terry Johnson

Category Buying Manager and buyer for cereals

Carla Mills

Category Buying Manager and Buyer for chilled ready meals, pizza and pasta

 

Sunil Chapanery

Category Buying Manager and Buyer for Cafe’s

Buyers

Alan Kirby

Cheese, chilled desserts, chilled patisserie, butters, fats & pastry fats, milk and cream

Victoria Anderson

Wines

David Simons

Fresh fish, beef, lamb, pork and poultry

David Morris

Fruit & salad and prep fruit & salad

Rachael Machin

Toiletries, hosiery, tissue, household and laundry

Tom Hargreaves

Vegetables, salads, prep veg & prep salads and horticulture

Rebecca Bektas

Pet care, baby, medicines and outdoor

Emily Burr

Hardware, seasonal gifting, publications, kiosk and confectionery

Alice Crawshaw

Counter savoury and chilled patisserie, chilled cabinets for snacks & pies, free from, vegetarian, soups and kosher

Ellie Jones

Counter hot and salad bar, cabinets for lunchtime and salads/fillings/dips /olives

Haris Deane

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

Melisa Lazali

Preserves, biscuits, tinned fruit, ambient desserts and home baking

Simon Drury

Category Buying Manager and Buyer for Beverages, tinned soups, fish, meats and veg (including dried veg)

Keith Parkinson

Bakery, chilled juices, counter & cabinet cooked meats

Leigh Carr

Crisps, snacks & nuts, frozen foods and soft drinks

Pete Newton

Beer & cider, spirits & liqueurs and tobacco

Administration

Caroline Catterall

Supplier Relationship Manager

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