Confex has announced the appointment of industry renowned 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 enjoyed 33 years at Landmark Wholesale, having joined as an assistant buyer, rising to become 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 held the prestigious position as Chairman of the FWD for 3 years up to his planned semi-retirement in December 2016. Martin then set up his own Ccnsultancy 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 all around the country whenever possible.

Williams says he is “delighted to be taking up the new position as Chairman of Confex. I have always admired the work of Nicky and her team in building Confex into such a big buying group, and look forward to helping them drive Confex on to become even bigger and better, enabling their Members to thrive and prosper in this dynamic market.”

Managing Director Nicky White concurs, “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 to mould Confex’s strategy to ensure long term growth and sustainability for Confex and its wholesale members.”

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