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Job title: business development director

Date you joined the company: January, 2010

Previous employers: Premier Brands, Kelloggs, Twinnings

Responsible for: nbsp;promotional development, Lifestyle Express and nbsp;own brand

Family: two children, Jessica 6 and Cerelie 12

How is your leisure time spent: nbsp;family and outdoor pursuits, my daughters are very into equestrian activities

What are your greatest achievements in your current role: the introduction of the new ‘On Target’ and ‘Cash Back’ promotional concepts and developing new own brand initiatives such as ‘core range focus’ and ‘value zone’ Offer one piece of advice to help suppliers succeed with you: work with me to implement better execution across all our depots and retailers

The best promotion currently running with our customers is: nbsp;our current ‘Cash Back’ in Lifestyle Express stores

My vote for the best current/recent TV/press advertising is: the 2011 Rugby World Cup Guinness stout and IBM TV advertising campaigns

The best new product launch in the past year is: not a new product but the new Walkers Snacks clip strips are working very well in store

Gripe of the month: I worry about suppliers who look back too much rather than looking forward to exploit new opportunities

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