Samworth Brothers appoints new Brands Director

Richard Marris joins the Group in new role

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Samworth Brothers has appointed Richard Marris into a new role as Brands Director, a Group Executive Board Director position, with responsibility for Ginsters, Soreen and the Ginsters Van Company and future branded acquisitions. Richard, formerly Commercial Director, Fresh Foods for Tesco, will join the Group on November 2nd 2015 and will report to Samworth Brothers Group Chief Executive, Lindsey Pownall. 

Commenting on the appointment Lindsey Pownall said; “We are very pleased to welcome Richard to Samworth Brothers at this point. Over the past few years our brand portfolio has been developing strongly. Ginsters has seen continued success and Soreen, which we acquired last year, has proved to be an excellent addition.  I believe our new structure with a Brands Director responsible for all brands provides the focus needed to accelerate our growth and Richard’s outstanding blue chip brand experience will be a huge support.”  Prior to his senior career at Tesco, Richard spent 14 years in various senior commercial, sales and marketing roles in Mars. “I am delighted to be joining Samworth Brothers”, said Richard.
 
Samworth Brothers appoints new Brands Director
 “I have had the opportunity to observe and work with the Group in some of my previous roles and it has a much deserved reputation for quality, operational excellence and innovation.  It already has exciting brands with strong heritage but, even more importantly, a big appetite for future growth and development.”