Andrew Thewlis, finance director of Landmark Wholesale, intends to examine the challenges currently facing the industry from a financial and strategic viewpoint.
He says: “After qualifying as a chartered accountant in 1988 I spent six years in a major accounting practice before moving into industry. Posts within transportation, publishing and distribution industries led to me joining Landmark in 1998.
“In the 11 years since I arrived I’ve seen both the wholesale and retail sectors undergo their biggest change in history and today we are looking at a future that is giving us significant challenges to our very existence.
“Focusing on a clear path ahead and concentrating on our strengths while remaining adaptable to new ideas and concepts is the solution to the difficult journey ahead.”