Country Range Group has announced former brand manager Martin Ward will be its new trading director.
He will take over the role from retiring Mike Watson, who has been trading director since the group’s inception 22 years ago.
Ward said: “I am really excited about this challenge, my ultimate aim being to make our members more profitable.
“However, we also need to deliver increased benefits that add value to wholesalers businesses and give caterers more reasons to deal with them.”
Ward joined CRG as a foodservice buyer in 2002 where he focussed on the development of the Country Range brand.