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< Back to news 30 January, 2015

New faces for Beacon: January update

We are pleased to announce that we have strengthened the Beacon team in recent months with some exciting appointments.

At the end of 2014, Rob Payne joined the team as Chief Commercial Officer of Interchange and Consort Hotels, where he will be working closely with the Beacon team. His previous role as Director of Marketing for BUPA means he has a vast range of experience in the healthcare sector and having also worked with East Coast trains, he has knowledge of the catering sector as well as significant e-commerce successes.

Andrew Denton formerly of tourism agency Welcome to Yorkshire also joined the team as Head of Communications for Interchange and Consort Hotels. He said: “Beacon is a market leader so it’s an incredibly exciting time to join the company when there are so many great developments being planned and implemented in both the way we keep in touch with customers, and how we continue adding value to their operations.”

We welcomed back a familiar face to the Beacon team this month, Leanne Jarrett re-joined the Beacon team as Deputy Head of Purchasing. Since being away she has worked in the NHS supply chain, gaining some great experience in the healthcare sector. She will be working with the purchasing team to implement the category strategy and improve partnerships with suppliers to benefit our customers.

Our team at Head Office has also grown, with the addition of Customer Account Managers Joan Rees and Amanda Lawrynowycz who will be supporting customers via telephone and online communications.

We look forward to welcoming new members of our sales team next month, helping us to deliver an even better customer and supplier experience.

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