Thomas Ridley Foodservice appoints new non-executive director

Damien Barrett to take up board position with effect from January 2019

Barrett joins Thomas Ridley following 13 years at Henderson Foodservice, one of the leading foodservice providers in Ireland with a £120million turnover. As Managing Director from 2008, Barrett steered Henderson to increased sales turnover and the company received numerous awards such as Deloitte’s Best Managed Companies Gold Award in 2017 and Investors in People Gold in 2018.

Justin Godfrey, Thomas Ridley Foodservice Managing Director comments, “I am delighted to welcome Damien to Thomas Ridley;  attracting someone of Damien’s calibre is a reflection of the continuing success of our business and his vast experience and achievements within the industry enable him to provide advice and guidance to the Board as we continue to implement our long-term strategy.”

Following a successful period of growth which included the construction of a state-of-the-art multi-million pound freezer facility in September 2017,  Thomas Ridley continue to drive the business forward and the appointment of Damien Barrett will afford further experience and industry specific knowledge into the business.

Commenting on his appointment as Non-Executive Director with Thomas Ridley, Damien Barrett said, “Taking up this new role with Thomas Ridley is truly exciting and I look forward to working closely with Justin and the Board to understand their plans for the future and to contribute to the next stage of the journey.”

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