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Job title: operations director

Date you joined the company: September 1 2011

Previous employers: 3663, Woodward Foodservice

Responsible for: day to day operations, IT and infrastructure, product range development

How is your leisure time spent: training at the gym and mountain bike riding help me to keep fit.

What are your greatest achievements in your current role: completing the first phase of our new Accord end to end software system installation, positioning the business to move from paper based systems to an integrated software solution. Establishing a strong working relationship with Landmark Wholesale, our new trading partner, to help grow our business

Offer one piece of advice to help suppliers succeed with you: be proactive and timely with your responses

My vote for the best current/recent TV/Press advertising is: Green Isle Foods ‘Donegal Catch’ brand

The best new product launch in the past year is: Emerald Fox Wasabi Brie cheese

Gripe of the month: the lack of product information. Many smaller suppliers find it difficult to provide us with basic details of their products. Even simple information such as nutritional and allergen data which is essential to us and our customers.

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