Steve Parfett to retire

Chairman of AG Parfett and Sons to step down from the role on 31 December 2018

Having spent the past decade jointly undertaking the transition of Parfett’s from a family-owned business to fully employee-owned, Steve Parfett and the Parfett’s Board have agreed that the time is right for Steve to retire from the business.

David Grimes, Joint Managing Director said, “The Parfetts Executive Board have thoroughly enjoyed working with Steve over the years and would like to take this opportunity to thank him for the valued support he has given on the journey to becoming an award-winning, fully employee-owned company. It truly is the end of an era and we are sure all of us here at Parfetts would like to wish Steve the very best in whatever future endeavours he decides to pursue.”

James Bielby, FWD Chief Executive, commented, “Steve has been the FWD’s greatest supporter as a Council member for many years and did multiple stints as Chairman. His passion for all things wholesale is infectious and the enthusiasm with which he has thrown himself into working for the good of the entire industry will be sorely missed by his colleagues and competitors alike. His forthright views on issues such as Brexit, employee ownership and the value of independent retail are strongly held but softly expressed.”

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