Wider role for Tony Holmes at Bestway Wholesale

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 telesales service in Perth) as well as marketing.

In addition to cash & carry, the company operates the best-one and Xtra Local symbol chains and the Bestway Batleys Foodservice and Bestpets businesses.

Managing director Martin Race said: “Like every wholesaler we will have challenges along the way, but with customer satisfaction at its highest-ever level, best-one posting the largest double-digit organic growth of any symbol operator and a renewed effort in catering and the on-trade sectors, we have a terrific platform to deliver further growth.”

Holmes is supported in his new role by Mike Ward, head of sales for retail; Frank Fraser, head of catering sales; Mike Bailey, head of Bestpets; Salih Sheikh, head of marketing; and a new head of contact centre, whose name will be announced shortly.

James Hall, symbol development director, continues to have responsibility for best-one development.

Paul Adams fills the new role of head of brand and Ross Halliday is head of club & symbol operations.

Tel: Bestway Wholesale 020-8453 1234


Published Date: July 24, 2017
Category: Wholesale Industry News