Good Luck Gina Wilden
Our Commercial Manager, Gina, is leaving the company at the end of April 2021.
Gina has worked for the business for almost 31 years covering most office jobs over that time including shop assistant and various office roles until she found what she loved doing – spending other people’s money! Her commercial manager role developed as she grew into it, making it very much her own. It is with a huge debt of gratitude that I say farewell to her (and her dog Bud) and wish her the very best as she adapts to life away from the Mill.
In terms of looking towards the future, I am delighted to have appointed two new commercial managers, Evonne De Gouveia and Karen Wilkins-Hall, both of whom have strong retail/wholesale experience from which we will benefit. Evonne has already started and Karen starts mid-May. They will each have an assistant working with them and will be dividing the product categories up between them. Additionally, Darrel Strachan, who is one of my two Regional Branch Managers, is assisting the commercial team in this interim period.
The wider Commercial Team includes Mark Wootton our Interim Commercial Director, and as a team they are looking at ways of driving our business forward to ensure we continue the success of last year.