Unitas Wholesale has appointed trading director Cheryl Hope to its board.
Hope (pictured) joined Unitas in 2022 in the newly-created role of director of trading & development, and she was promoted to trading director earlier this year.
Before that she was head of trading (foodservice) at AF Blakemore & Son and she also previously worked for Bako, Poundland, Iceland, Costcutter and the Co-op.
Commenting on Hope’s appointment to the Unitas board, the group’s managing director John Kinney said: “Cheryl has been a fantastic asset to Unitas. She is passionate about improving the trading relationship with both Unitas members and our supplier partners and is building an excellent trading team around her.
“Collaboration is key to unlocking activities and investment to drive sales and growth for our members and suppliers, and Cheryl has already had huge success in bringing both parties closer together to achieve this.”
Unitas chairman Mark Aylwin added: “Cheryl has made a tremendous contribution to the group in her role as trading director and will be an excellent addition to our board, bringing new thinking as we strive to deliver growth for both our members and supplier partners.”Published Date: December 4, 2023