Unitas Wholesale Ltd, the buying group formed from the merger of Today’s Group and Landmark Wholesale, has announced the appointment of Darren Goldney as managing director and John Mills as deputy managing director.
The new organisation will take effect from 1 November with a combined turnover in excess of £8bn, it said.
Goldney and Mills, mds of Today’s and Landmark respectively, will be joined by Blakemore Wholesale md Sam Wilcox as Unitas chairman and JW Filshill md Simon Hannah as deputy chairman.
Andrew Thewlis has been appointed as finance director, John Baines as trading director and John Kinney as retail director.
“We are delighted to announce the appointment of Darren Goldney as managing director and John Mills as deputy managing director,” said Wilcox.
“Darren and John have worked hard and collaboratively over recent months to cut through previous organisational differences and focus on the vision and strategy that will work for both groups’ members and suppliers in the long term and both Boards thank them. Their complementary range of skills will be vital to drive our development agenda and bring the great experiences of both organisations together to form a new one.”
In addition to the executive directors, the new Unitas Wholesale Board will be made up of eight member directors from each group ensuring all channels and business types are represented (see below):
Sony Bihal, Time Wholesale Services (UK) Ltd
Jim Cummiskey, Failte Foods Ltd
Manish Dhamecha, Dhamecha Foods Ltd
Simon Hannah, J W Filshill Limited
George Hepburn, JWG plc
Chris Hughes, Regal Wholesale Ltd
Kali Mulchandani, Imperial Cash & Carry Ltd
Nick Ramsden, DB Ramsden & Co Ltd
Amaan Ramzan, United Wholesale Grocers Ltd
James Russell, Blakemore Wholesale
Asim Sarwar, United Wholesale (Scotland) Ltd
Marcus Singh, Hyperama plc
Greg Suszczenia, AG Parfetts & Sons Ltd
Jay Suterwalla, Sutaka UK Ltd
Andrew Wild, Wilds of Oldham
Don Wouhra, East End Foods plc