Kitwave appoints frozen and chilled chief

The Kitwave Group has appointed Lucie Milburn as its new divisional operations director of its Frozen & Chilled division.

Kitwave’s Frozen & Chilled division encompasses two divisions, Eden Farm Limited and Central Supplies (Brierley Hill) Limited.  Together they cover nine strategic UK depot locations and employ over 550 staff whilst utilising 190 delivery vehicles.

Milburn will report directly to Ben Maxted, Kitwave’s chief operating officer and work closely with senior management to drive divisional profitability and efficiency.

Read more: Kitwave acquires WestCountry Food Holdings for £29m

The company has also appointed Teresa Octavio to the Board as non-executive director. She has held a number of executive roles at global businesses, including at Kantar Consulting and consumer-facing multinationals Diageo plc and Procter & Gamble

Paul Young, chief executive officer of Kitwave, commented: “On behalf of everyone at Kitwave, I am delighted to welcome Teresa to the Board. Teresa brings significant experience and expertise, which will complement the existing skill set across the Kitwave Board. Her insight will be invaluable as the Group continues to grow both organically and through acquisition. I look forward to working with Teresa and, together, delivering value for the Group and its shareholders.”

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Paul Hill is the Editor of Better Wholesaling. He can be found on Twitter at @BW_PaulHill, or contacted via and 07960935659.


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