Neil Turton is step down as managing director of buying group Sugro after 18 months in the position.
The former chief executive of Nisa Retail has overseen a reshaping of Sugro, including the introduction of a new senior management team on top of 7% growth last year.
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“The organisation is in a good place and I’m not going to any other role. It was my choice to leave but it’s all very amicable,” he said.
A statement from Sugro said: “The board of Sugro has accepted the resignation of MD, Neil Turton. Sugro wishes to thank Neil for his work as MD. Equally Neil thanks the board for the opportunity to serve as Sugro’s MD for the past 18 months.”
In May last year, Sugro revealed an online training programme for its members, in which it gave them access to interactive online training modules covering a range of topics, from GDPR, health and safety to business development skills.
Sugro is a buying group focused on impulse categories such as confectionery, soft drinks, crisps and snacks. It has around 80 wholesaler members.
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