Confex has announced the appointment of Martin Williams as Chairman of the Buying Group. Martin has worked in the food & drink Industry for 43 years, of which 35 have been in wholesale. He spent 33 years at Landmark Wholesale, joining as an assistant buyer and rising to Managing Director, a position he held for 15 years.

Martin also represented Landmark Wholesale on the Council of the Federation of Wholesale Distributors (FWD) and was FWD Chairman for three years up to his planned semi-retirement in December 2016.

Martin then set up his own consultancy business and works in various roles for the FWD, Inspire Field Marketing, Time Wholesale Services and now as Chairman of the Confex Buying Group. Married with three grown up children, Martin is known for his passionate following of Luton Town Football Club, following them around the country whenever possible.

Confex MD Nicky White said: “We are delighted to welcome Martin to the new role of Confex Chairman. Martin will help raise the profile of Confex within Wholesale while also being an invaluable asset in helping mould our strategy to ensure long term growth and sustainability for Confex and its wholesale members.”

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