Buying Group adds buyers from Unitas and The Co-operative Group as well as a Financial Controller and Assistant Buyer

Foodservice buying and marketing group, Caterforce, has appointed two experienced buyers to support its head office operations in Macclesfield.

Peter Saunders and Matthew Leyland bring extensive experience to Caterforce having worked in the foodservice industry for a combined 40-years. Peter joins from Unitas and Matthew from The Co-operative Group and Morrisons where he has spent 15 years.

Working with key stakeholders they will deliver the buying plan for Caterforce’s wholesale members. They will also be implementing and developing category plans to support member growth.

Gary Mullineux, interim Managing Director at Caterforce, said: “I’m extremely happy to welcome Peter and Matthew to Caterforce. To be able to attract two individuals with their level of experience is testament to the work we’re doing. Our members will benefit significantly from their expertise and we look forward to working with them.”

As well as the appointment of Peter and Matthew, Caterforce has announced the appointment of Clare Greensmith as Financial Controller and Hayley Bowker as an Assistant Buyer.

Gary continued: “At Caterforce we’re passionate about investing in people and this is an extremely exciting time for the business. The additions of Peter, Matthew, Clare and Hayley will only strengthen our already outstanding team. We want to continue to build on our recent successes and I have no doubt that these new hires will help us achieve that.”

Caterforce has experienced significant growth over the past 12 months. At its recent biennial conference the company announced a 9.1% increase in turnover for 2019 and predicted revenue in excess of £600 million by 2021.

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