The Country Range Group is celebrating its 30th birthday by planning to raise £100k during 2022 for a range of charitable initiatives closely linked to its members and the wider foodservice industry.
The money raised will be split between Hospitality Action and local causes aligned with the 12 independent members that make up the Country Range Group.
Various individual, member and group charitable endeavors and fundraising activities will be taking place and announced throughout the year. They will include a 30m step challenge at the Group’s headquarters and its annual exhibition in June.
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Coral Rose, Country Range Group managing director, said: “Reaching our 30th year is a marvelous achievement for the group. It wouldn’t have been possible without the local support our members receive and the tireless chefs and teams working across the foodservice sector. It’s been a torrid two years for everyone involved in catering, so we felt it was only fitting that we used our anniversary year to raise some much-needed funds to support and help those who need it most.”
The buying group also recently appointed Viki Moores as a new buyer, with plans to recruit an additional buyer this year. Moores said: “I’m delighted to have joined the Country Range Group. The Group, the members and the incredible Country Range brand are highly regarded within the industry and continue to grow from strength to strength. The way the Group provides innovative solutions and support to its members to stay on-trend, sustainable and profitable is amazing so I’m really excited to be part of the team.”
Martin Ward, Country Range commercial director, added: “We’re delighted to welcome Vikki to the Group who has been a stand-out performer wherever she has worked. She has an impressive CV and a vast amount of experience but most importantly, she has an appetite to improve, grow and better herself. I have no doubt she will be a real asset to us moving forward.”