Andrew Lynas, Lynas Foodservice

Andrew Lynas joins FWD Council of Members

Lynas Foodservice Managing Director Andrew Lynas has joined the FWD Council of Members as the representative of independent wholesalers and buying group members.

Based in Coleraine, Lynas Foodservice has distribution centres in Northern Ireland, the Republic of Ireland and Scotland along with eight Food Outlet shops. Andrew brings his experience of these markets to the Council, which meets four times a year to shape FWD’s representative agenda.

“We are delighted that Andrew has agreed to share his experience and enthusiasm as part of our steering group of senior wholesalers,” said FWD Chief Executive James Bielby.

“As we approach the end of the EU transition period, his first-hand knowledge of the difficulties that wholesalers in Northern Ireland will face will be invaluable in our discussions with the Government.

“Andrew’s been a good friend to FWD over the years, speaking at our conference and online events, and is always willing to offer advice and support.

“He is a valuable addition to the Council and to our strategic role of representing the interests of our members in Westminster and the devolved administrations.”

The FWD Council of Members is made up of senior executives from Bestway, Bidfood, Blakemore, Brakes, Booker, Costco, and buying groups Unitas, Country Range, Sterling Supergroup, Sugro, Fairway and Caterforce. Andrew replaces Amir Choudhary of Indus Foods, who served on the Council from 2018-2020.

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