Yvonne Fennell joins Spar UK as retail development manager

Spar UK has announced the appointment of Yvonne Fennell (above) to the role of retail development manager.

Fennell takes up her role today (October and will be based at Spar UK’s HQ in Harrow. She will be tasked with developing the retail Spar business in line with group wide objectives. This will include working closely with Spar’s service providers, such as PayPoint, The Post Office and Camelot.

Fennell joins SPAR from Camelot UK Lotteries where she held the position of senior customer business manager, leading the strategic direction of the convenience impulse channel, driving significant growth and returns to good causes across leading convenience customers including Spar. She will also use this experience in creating a fresh look to SPAR conferences, events and awards.

Ian Taylor, Spar UK head of retail said: “Yvonne will play a crucial role in delivering our MORE Together strategy to existing and potential Spar retailers. Her prior experience and wealth of knowledge within the industry dovetails perfectly with what we are looking achieve long term.”

Yvonne Fennell said: “Spar is a defining brand with a strong reputation across the industry. Having worked with all the Spar businesses for over 15 years I am thrilled to be taking up this opportunity in helping continue their success. 2017 will be another significant year in SPAR’s growth as the leading symbol group and I am looking forward to developing relationships with SPAR retailers and suppliers alike, to get as much from the MORE Together strategy as possible.”

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