Thomas Ridley Foodservice – acquired by Bidcorp earlier this year – has appointed Jon Matthews as sales director.
Matthews (pictured) has 28 years of foodservice experience at Bidfood, where he was most recently head of sales. Before that he helped his family run a successful pub in Blyford, near Southwold.
Paul Knight, commercial director at Thomas Ridley, commented: “Now is an optimum time for Jon to join the team as, here at Thomas Ridley, we’ve emerged from the pandemic fit, strong and ready for growth. Jon is here to help us seize new opportunities and to push the business forward even further.”
Charged with further developing Thomas Ridley’s strategy for generating new business, Matthews will also be focusing on delivering more value for existing customers as well as strengthening the company’s performance in key sectors and expanding the sales team.
Commenting on his new role, Matthews said: “After almost 30 years at Bidfood, it’s been a big change to join the team at Thomas Ridley but I’m very keen to take on this new role and learn all about the business and what makes it different within the foodservice sector. It’s a company I’ve always admired for its values, support of local and British businesses and its renowned customer service.”
Published Date: February 24, 2023