Richard Bone

Parfetts has appointed Richard Bone as its new commercial director.

Bone will join the company in late summer of 2024 to support the commercial development, as part of Parfetts’ growth plans of achieving a £1bn turnover and expanding their symbol store estate to 2000 stores.

He previously served as the finance director at Unitas for over three years.

“Richard brings a wealth of experience and talent to the business, and we look forward to the impact he’ll make,” said joint managing director of Parfetts Guy Swindell.

Commenting on his new role, Bone said: “Parfetts employee-owned model appealed to me because it allows the business to invest back into better serving its customers and supporting its staff. You can already see the impact of this approach with the fast growth of the depots and Go Local fascia, alongside a happy and long-serving team. I look forward to contributing to the continued success of the company.”

Swindell added: “We are constantly looking for new ways to improve our business and the service we offer customers. I believe that Richard strengthens our management team and will be a real asset going forward.”