Richard Bone moves from Unitas to Parfetts

Parfetts has appointed Richard Bone as commercial director. He will join the business in late summer from Unitas where he was finance director for over three years.

Bone (pictured) will join Parfetts’ board to support its commercial development in line with its growth targets of a £1 billion turnover and 2,000 symbol store estate.

Commenting on his move, Bone said: “Parfetts’ employee-owned model appealed to me because it allows the business to invest back into better serving its customers and supporting its staff. You can already see the impact of this approach with the fast growth of the depots and Go Local fascia, alongside a happy and long-serving team. I look forward to contributing to the continued success of the company.”

Guy Swindell, joint managing director of Parfetts, added: “Richard brings a wealth of experience and talent to the business, and we look forward to the impact he’ll make. We are constantly looking for new ways to improve our business and the service we offer customers. I believe that Richard strengthens our management team and will be a real asset going forward.”

In its latest results, Parfetts’ turnover rose by 6.7% to £646 million and operating profits increased by 51% to £8.5 million. The profits will be invested back into the business with the continued expansion of the company’s delivery network, depot operations and symbol estate.


Published Date: April 18, 2024
Category: Wholesale Industry News