New appointments at Thomas Ridley

Paul Knight is the new sales director at Thomas Ridley

Leading foodservice wholesaler Thomas Ridley has strengthened its sales and e-commerce team with two new appointments.  Paul Knight, joins as sales director, with a 30-year career spent mainly working for Bidfood and latterly as managing director of of Bidvest’s catering equipment division for 15 years.

Damien Barrett, Thomas Ridley managing director, welcomed Mr Knight to the business. He said: “This has been a really tough year, but we are now able to put our business plans into action and activate key initiatives to move Thomas Ridley forward.  This is a great time to welcome Paul to the business and elevate our sales department with his expert skills and industry knowledge.  We are delighted to have him on board.”

Keen to get started in his new role, Mr Knight is leveraging his skillset to benefit Thomas Ridley. He said: “This is a really great company, they’re family owned and it’s good to be part of such a terrific team.  I feel really empowered to drive the changes that we’ve set out for the business and deliver a bold and successful future for Thomas Ridley.”