Parfetts appoints former John Lewis adviser to employee trust board

Date: July 18, 2023Leave a comment

Parfetts has appointed Helen Moreton to its employee trust board, which sits separately from the executive board and represents the interests of the wholesaler’s 1,000 employees. Moreton (pictured) is the […]


Evolution not revolution: Swindell and Robinson on their plans for Parfetts

Date: March 29, 2022Leave a comment

In their first in-depth interview since becoming joint MDs of Parfetts in January, Noel Robinson and Guy Swindell talk about symbol groups, trading with customers, and employee ownership. A record […]


Parfetts appoints Zoe Taylor as employee voice manager

Date: December 6, 2021Leave a comment

Parfetts has appointed Zoe Taylor to the new role of employee voice manager. Taylor (pictured) has held several roles within Parfetts, most recently business development manager. She will be responsible […]


Martin Race returns to wholesale as Parfetts’ trust chairman

Date: November 29, 2019Leave a comment

Bestway Wholesale former managing director Martin Race (pictured) has been named as chairman of Parfetts’ trust board, replacing Graham Nuttall OBE. The employee-owned business’s board also includes joint MDs Greg […]


Dawood Pervez to replace Martin Race as Bestway MD

Date: September 19, 2018Leave a comment

Martin Race, managing director of Bestway Wholesale, is stepping down from this role, which he has filled for two years, and will be leaving the business on 30 November. The […]


Bestway and Parfetts snap up Blakemore cash & carries

Date: June 20, 2018Leave a comment

Parfetts is buying Blakemore’s 76,000 sq ft Middlesbrough cash & carry, retaining all 33 staff, while Bestway Wholesale is acquiring Blakemore’s 151,000 sq ft Cardiff depot and 76,000 sq ft […]


Sales down but profit up for Bestway Wholesale

Date: March 21, 2018Leave a comment

Despite sustaining a 2.3% decline in turnover to £2.13 billion in the year to 30 June 2017, Bestway Wholesale increased pre-tax profit by £10.5 million to £23.2 million. Sales in […]


Bestway utilises ex-P&H vans and staff for new van sales operation

Date: January 16, 2018Leave a comment

Bestway Wholesale is starting up a new van sales operation selling crisps, snacks, confectionery and soft drinks, following the placing into administration of P&H’s Snacksdirect and Sweetsdirect businesses. The van sales […]


Change of name for Bestway Batleys Foodservice

Date: October 13, 2017Leave a comment

Bestway Batleys Foodservice – part of Bestway Wholesale – has been relaunched as BB foodservice. Bestway Wholesale managing director Martin Race said: “For years, wholesalers have been too preoccupied with […]


Wider role for Tony Holmes at Bestway Wholesale

Date: July 24, 2017Leave a comment

Tony Holmes (pictured), who joined Bestway Wholesale last year as sales director retail, has been appointed to a wider sales director role, involving all sales route-to-market functions (including the contact […]


Martin Race promoted to managing director of Bestway Wholesale

Date: August 10, 2016Leave a comment

Bestway Group veteran Younus Sheikh, 74, has stepped down as managing director of the C&C/wholesale division, becoming non-executive director. His successor is Martin Race, who has been with the company […]


Top line-up for Scottish Wholesale Association conference

Date: April 13, 2016Leave a comment

The Big Issue founder Lord John Bird will be the keynote speaker at the Scottish Wholesale Association’s annual conference, being held at Crieff Hydro in Perthshire from 10-12 June. Representing […]