Unitas makes two key appointments

Unitas Wholesale has appointed Aoife Kenny as its new commercial director, following the the recent retirement of John Baines as trading director.

She most latterly held the position of interim Head of Foodservice at AF Blakemore and will start her new position in September.

John Kinney, managing director of Unitas Wholesale said “I am absolutely delighted to welcome Aoife to Unitas at such an important time in our development as we seek to re-shape Unitas to become a more member-centric organisation and cement our place as the UK’s leading buying group. Aoife has the skills, values and experience that we were looking for, gained during a successful career across, wholesale, foodservice, retail and manufacturing.

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The buying group also announced a further strengthening of its senior management team with the appointment of Cheryl Hope (pictured left) as director of trading & development.

Reporting to commercial director Kenny, Hope will join in June and will be responsible for a number of strategic projects including the development of the group’s new out of home trading strategy. Shel will also assume responsibility across the wider trading team for our systems and processes as well as other strategic projects.

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


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