Darren Goldney to head up Unitas Wholesale

Darren Goldney, former managing director of Today’s Group, has been appointed the new MD of Unitas Wholesale, the group formed by merging Today’s with Landmark. His counterpart at Landmark, John Mills, is the new deputy managing director.

Sam Wilcox, managing director of Blakemore, will become chairman and Simon Hannah, managing director of JW Filshill, deputy chairman.

Wilcox commented: “Darren and John have worked hard and collaboratively over recent months to cut through previous organisational differences and focus on the vision and strategy that will work for both groups’ members and suppliers in the long term. Their complementary range of skills will be vital to drive our development agenda and bring the great experiences of both organisations together to form a new one.”

The rest of the management executive comprises: Andrew Thewlis (finance director), John Baines (trading director) and John Kinney (retail director). Wilcox said: “All three bring fabulous experience, knowledge and skills and, above all, they possess the determination to make Unitas a huge success.”

John Schofield, finance director of Today’s Group, has taken the decision to retire from the business in May 2019. He will act as transformation director until he leaves.

In addition to the executive directors, the new Unitas Wholesale board will be made up of eight member directors from each group:

Sony Bihal, Time Wholesale Services

Jim Cummiskey, Failte Foods

Manish Dhamecha, Dhamecha Foods

Simon Hannah, J W Filshill

George Hepburn, JWG

Chris Hughes, Regal Wholesale

Kali Mulchandani, Imperial Cash & Carry

Nick Ramsden, DB Ramsden & Co

Amaan Ramzan, United Wholesale Grocers

James Russell, Blakemore Wholesale

Asim Sarwar, United Wholesale (Scotland)

Marcus Singh, Hyperama

Greg Suszczenia, AG Parfetts & Sons

Jay Suterwalla, Sutaka UK

Andrew Wild, Wilds of Oldham

Don Wouhra, East End Foods

Landmark Wholesale (01908) 255300

Today’s Group (01302) 249909

Published Date: September 13, 2018
Category: Wholesale Industry News