Parfetts supports growth plans with key appointment

Parfetts recruits Richard Bone as commercial director, joining the wholesaler from Unitas where he was finance director for more than three years

Richard will join the board in late summer 2024 to support the commercial development within Parfetts’ stated growth plans towards a £1bn turnover and 2000-symbol-store estate.

Commenting on his move from Unitas, Richard Bone (pictured), said: “Parfetts’ employee-owned model appealed to me because it allows the business to invest back into better serving its customers and supporting its staff. You can already see the impact of this approach with the fast growth of the depots and Go Local fascia, alongside a happy and long-serving team. I look forward to contributing to the continued success of the company.”

In its latest results, Parfetts announced turnover had leapt 6.7% to £646m, and operating profits increased 51% to £8.5m from £5.6m in the last financial year. The profits will be invested back into the business with the continued expansion of its delivery network, depot operations and symbol estate.

Guy Swindell, joint managing director of Parfetts, said: “Richard brings a wealth of experience and talent to the business, and we look forward to the impact he’ll make. We are constantly looking for new ways to improve our business and the service we offer customers. I believe that Richard strengthens our management team and will be a real asset going forward.”

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