Announced at the 2019 FWD Gold Medals in London, Rose brought her buying group into the association when she took over in 2014 and has been a prominent voice within the FWD as a member of its council ever since.
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The foodservice chief will now chair four council meetings a year, and it will also be her job to guide the FWD in representing and promoting its members.
“I’ve worked in foodservice distribution all my career and I love it,” Rose says. “It’s about food and people – how could you not enjoy that? There are tremendous opportunities and rewards in an industry where an individual can really make a difference.
“But when you talk to people outside work, they really have no idea what wholesale is. It’s very hard to offer ourselves as a destination career if we’re not visible and I’d like to see FWD leading the way on changing how what we do is perceived in the wider world,” she added.
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