Kate Bancroft joins CRG as Marketing Manager
With a busy programme of events and activities ahead, the Country Range Group has reinforced its marketing team with the appointment of Kate Bancroft as Marketing Manager.
Kate initially joined the Country Range Group in April last year as maternity cover for Emma Holden, who returned this month to start her new role as Head of Marketing.
Due to the incredible work Kate carried out in Emma’s absence and the Group’s desire to continuously improve and strengthen its marketing support, Kate was offered a permanent role.
Head of Marketing Emma Holden said: “It’s great to be back ahead of an exciting summer and it’s fantastic to welcome Kate to our growing team on a permanent basis. Kate has been incredible since joining and with new product launches, Group events and our 30th Anniversary celebrations all to come this year, we’re all delighted she accepted the offer to join our team on a permanent basis.”
Martin Ward, Country Range Group Commercial Director, said: “Kate adapted seamlessly when she joined as maternity cover last year and has been absolutely brilliant in co-ordinating and maximising our marketing this past 12 months. Both Emma and Kate are perfect examples of the formidable talent that exists in the wholesale sector and we’re extremely fortunate to have them both within our team.”
Kate’s appointment is part of an ongoing plan by the Country Range Group to invest in and develop its central team in 2022, including the appointment of Viki Moores as Category Buyer in December 2021. The Country Range Group are currently looking to recruit a Marketing Assistant as well as additional resources in their trading and data departments. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information regarding the job roles.
About the Country Range Group
With over 30 years of heritage servicing the UK & Ireland’s innovative foodservice sector, the Country Range Group is made up of 12 independent wholesalers – Birchall Foodservice, Blakemore Foodservice, Caterite Foodservice, Creed Foodservice, Dunns Food and Drinks, EFG Foodservice, Harvest Fine Foods, Henderson Foodservice, Savona Foodservice, Thomas Ridley Foodservice, Trevors Foodservice and Turner Price.
In addition to offering the leading brands from around the globe, the Group also provides over 800 products, all developed exclusively for professional caterers under the Country Range brand. Covering grocery, chilled, frozen and non-food, Country Range is widely recognised by caterers as a trusted and reliable brand delivering consistent quality and value for money without compromising on taste and flavour.
The Group also publishes its trade magazine Stir it up 10 times a year, which features the latest food, drink and industry news, Country Range brand promotions and in-depth trend reports and sector specific guides to support and inspire all foodservice caterers.