Parker to Head European Operations at Midwich

Midwich has appointed James Parker as Head of European Operations. With 17 years’ distribution experience, James has a diverse background within operations and business improvement. James has previously held managerial positions including Group Logistics & Procurement Director and Purchasing & Marketing Director, while also integrating acquired businesses and delivering business improvement initiatives.

Most recently, James worked at DIY retailer Homebase Bunnings driving its operational improvement programme post the Bunnings acquisition.

James’ role as Head of European Operations will predominantly focus on pre-acquisition due diligence, post-acquisition Company integrations, and Group wide infrastructure projects. There will be a specific drive in leveraging Group strengths to deliver synergies across the European subsidiaries. James will report to the Group’s European Director.

Speaking about his new role, James commented “I am excited to have joined Midwich at this key stage in the Group’s growth journey. I am very much looking forward to working with the European subsidiary teams to support their growth aspirations and help deliver synergies across the Group.

On James’s appointment, Tom Sumner, European Director, commented “We are delighted to welcome James into the Midwich Group. I am very confident that this appointment will provide us with additional expertise to deliver on our ambitious growth plans – especially as we continue to increase our international footprint.”

The Group recently announced its Pre-Close Trading Statement in which it reported revenue for 2017 of approximately £470 million, representing growth of around 28 per cent over the prior year.

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