Thomas Ridley appoints new managing director

Suffolk-based independent foodservice company Thomas Ridley has appointed Jon Marlow as Managing Director

Formerly Sales Director and interim Managing Director at Divine Chocolate, Jon joins Thomas Ridley at an exciting time of growth and new opportunities, one year after the company was acquired by the Caterfood Buying Group.

With an extensive background in sales, commercial and marketing, Jon Marlow is a great fit for Thomas Ridley as it is set to grow and develop significantly alongside the Caterfood Buying Group vision, strategy and network.

Upon starting in his new role, Jon said: “Thomas Ridley is a fantastic company to be joining and I’m really looking forward to bringing my knowledge and experience to the business and helping to guide the Thomas Ridley team through this next part of the company’s chapter.

“One week in, and I can already see that Thomas Ridley is a great place to work, with lots of excellent, dedicated people, a really special culture, and a lot of great opportunities around the corner. I’m joining a large, established company in a great part of the world and can’t wait to work with all of these fantastic people on our future within foodservice.”

Phil Atyeo, Managing Director of Caterfood Buying Group, commented: “Following an extensive recruitment process, I was delighted to meet Jon Marlow and invite him to take up this position of Managing Director at the largest company within the Caterfood Buying Group.

“Jon brings a lot of really valuable commercial experience to the table and great down-to-earth people-focused approach, which makes him the perfect person to join Caterfood Buying Group and Thomas Ridley Foodservice as both continue to grow and prosper. I am really looking forward to having Jon in this post.”

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