John Searle to step down as Landmark’s trading director

Wholesale buying group Landmark’s trading director, John Searle (pictured), has announced his resignation from the business with effect from the end of this year. 

Searle has worked for Landmark for 22 years across two periods, re-joining in April 2002 as senior trading controller, becoming trading director in May 2004. 

“We are saddened to say farewell to John Searle and on behalf of Central Office, our members and the Board, I would like to thank him wholeheartedly for the continued loyalty, hard work and determination he has given to Landmark and wish him every success and happiness in the future,” said John Mills, Landmark MD. 

“Landmark remains the strongest buying group in the industry and we will continue to build on the success of the past 45 years. We remain dedicated to providing the best terms, promotions, own brands and category advice for our members. Our focus on our growth strategy is clearly paying off with latest figures showing that Landmark is currently experiencing 6% growth at a time when many of the competition are reporting losses or standing still.”

In the short term, Landmark will not be looking to recruit a new trading director, and Jim Brown and Jon Burton, senior trading controllers, will both report directly into John Mills.  

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