The company has appointed a new Commercial Director to strengthen its service to customers and support the company’s growth.
Emma Fitzsimons joins from contract manufacturer of beauty and personal care products, Fareva, where she held the role of Vice President of Sales UK. More widely, Emma has notched up over 25 years of FMCG branded sales experience and developing successful partnerships with retailers.
The newly-created position coincides with us taking occupancy of a new 332,000 sq ft ambient warehouse in Newcastle-under-Lyme to increase our overall storage capacity to 187,000 pallet spaces.
Emma will join our four other Directors to lead the company’s five-year growth plan. As well as leading customer relationships, she will also direct the Business Development, Customer Service and Marketing Teams.
Commenting on the new appointment, Managing Director Angela Carus said, “We have recognised for some time that we needed to boost our commercial team at Director level and increase our level of expertise and experience in this area.
“Emma is a really great find for us. Her excellent track record of working in a sales environment for high-profile brands is a real asset and we look forward to her bringing new ideas and innovation into our sector. We have ambitious plans for expansion and Emma will be at the centre of this.
“Most importantly, we believe our customers, many of whom we have long relationships with, will really enjoy working with Emma.”
Emma Fitzsimons said, “I couldn’t be joining the company at a more significant time with both the acquisition of our new warehouse being announced and our plans for growth. It will be a real privilege to work with Angela and my fellow Directors to influence such an exciting phase in the company’s history.
“There are so many cemented and positive relationships with customers here built on the back of great service and trust, so I can’t wait to be part of this.”