UK SPAR Boss Debbie Robinson Joins WiW Line Up

Debbie will join the WiW Panel to discuss the key to confidence

Managing Director of SPAR, Debbie Robinson, is joining the Women in Wholesale Conference to offer her top tips on how to boost confidence in business.  

As the UK Managing Director, Debbie Robinson has guided SPAR through year on year growth whilst reducing costs for shoppers and retailers alike. Both sales and profits at SPAR have continued to increase, during a period where there has been a substantial reduction in revenues and profits across the retailing market. 

Debbie will join the WiW Panel to discuss the key to confidence

Debbie will join the WiW Panel to discuss the key to confidence

Other industry experts on the panel are:

  • Clare Bocking – Commercial Director, Tulip Food Solutions
  • Hazel Detsiny – Managing Director, Unilever Food Solutions
  • Sarah Whiddett – Head of Insight & Customer Experience, Bidfood

SPAR UK is also an official sponsor of the Women in Wholesale 2018 conference.

Register here for WiW 2018 Conference

See who’s coming below…

Louise Slater Head of HR A G Parfett & Sons Limited
Natalie Campbell Head Office Trader A G Parfett & Sons Limited
Steve Parfett Chair A G Parfett & Sons Limited
Victoria Garton HR Advisor A G Parfett & Sons Limited
Lucy Zanetti L&D Co-Ordinator A G Parfett & Sons Limited
Alison Hobson Management Accountant A G Parfett & Sons Limited
Chelsie Taylor Retail Development Advisor A G Parfett & Sons Limited
Ellis Jenkinson Trading Admin A G Parfett & Sons Limited
Caoire Blakemore Commercial Director A.F. Blakemore & Son Ltd
Clare Knowles Corporate Affairs Officer A.F. Blakemore & Son Ltd
Liz Blakemore Community Affairs Officer A.F. Blakemore & Son Ltd
Sarah Ellis Marketing Director A.F. Blakemore & Son Ltd
Sharanjeet Juss Kaur Learning & Development Officer A.F. Blakemore & Son Ltd
Cheryl Norman Project Manager A.F. Blakemore & Son Ltd
Steve Smith Director of Sales AG BARR
Steve Brooks Enland Impluse Controller AG BARR
Janice Cole Business Team Manger AG BARR
Amanda Cawston Business Team Manger AG BARR
Jackie Carlin HR Manager Commercial AG BARR
Kelly Pye Regional Business Development Manager AG BARR
Alexandra Wainwright HR Business Partner Bestway Wholesale
Martin Race Managing Director Bestway Wholesale
Carolyn McMenemie HR Director Bestway Wholesale
Jinny McDermott Head of People Services Bestway Wholesale
Aissah Dowool HR Business Partner Bestway Wholesale
Amanda Sturland HR Business Partner Bestway Wholesale
Alexandra Wainwright HR Business Partner Bestway Wholesale
Padmani Padayachee Commercial Accountant Bestway Wholesale
Trupti Patel General Manager Bestway Wholesale
Herchelle Perez-Terrado Controller- Beers, Wines & Spirits Bestway Wholesale
Maria Kelly Head of Learning & Development Bestway Wholesale
Helen Coulthard Commercial Operations Manager Bestway Wholesale
Jess Louis-Marie Data Analyst Bestway Wholesale
Debra Allen Business Development Executive Bestway Wholesale
Gemma Young Senior customer marketing manager Bidfood
Holly Marrero Easson Brand Controller Bidfood
Lucy Pedrick Insights Manager Bidfood
Sarah Whiddett Head of Insight & Customer Experience Bidfood
Gill Smith Finance Director Birchall Foodservice
Krissy Fremont PA Birchall Foodservice
Louise Birchall Sales Director Birchall Foodservice
Nicola Watson Operations Director Birchall Foodservice
Sigourney Birchall Trainee Accountant Birchall Foodservice
Courtney Birchall Purchasing Assistant Birchall Foodservice
Belle Nairac Head of Sales Bolt Learning
Katie Jenkins Head of Customer Proposition Bolt Learning
Sandy.MacEwen Customer Success Manager Bolt Learning
Tamlin Roberts Chief Executive Officer Bolt Learning
Sarah Giles Head of People Development Booker
Zeph Targoz Area Manager Booker
Melonie Brown Branch Manager Booker
Nichola Parr Area Manager Booker
Ashia Ahmed Booker Retail Partners Booker
Sharon Luke Branch Manager Booker
Katrina Fry Branch Manager Booker
TBC TBC Booker
Al Gunn Sales director Boost Drinks
Charlotte Metcalfe Operations Director Boost Drinks
Cathy Amos Sector Marketing and Development Manager Brakes
Helen Thorne Regional Sales Manager Britvic
Trystan Farnworth Trading Director Britvic
Kathryn Marsden Strategic HR Business Partner Co-Op
Karen Hodson Partnerships Manager Co-Op
Valerie Ashton Nisa Partner Nisa
Nigel Gray Retail Director Nisa
Victoria Lockie Head of Key Accounts Nisa
Gemma Bell PR & Communications Manager Nisa
Lynne Hodson National Account Manager Nisa
Kayleigh Mair Admin Team Leader Nisa
Kerinne Oliver Head of Logistics Nisa
Kim Brown Head of Trading Nisa
Regan Howard Campaign & Media Partnerships Manager Nisa
Michelle Scott-Jones Trading Support Manager Nisa
Tracey Redfearn Heritage Own Brand Manager Nisa
Louise Reynard Commercial Manager Carrs Food International
Caroline Hole-Jones Co-founder Canny Group
Helen Rimmer National Account Controller Carlsberg UK
Harriet Lamming Account Executive Carlsberg UK
Laura Griffiths National Account Executive Carlsberg UK
Peta Varney Head of Sales & Customer Planning Carlsberg UK
Tom Jackson National Account Controller Wholesale Carlsberg UK
Siobhan Kielty Features Editor Cash and Carry Management
Claire Williams Group Buying Manager Caterforce Group
Kelly Orme Group Buying Manager Caterforce Group
Fiona Speakman Client Director CGA
Laura McKechnie Associate Director, Field Sales Wholesale Coca-Cola European Partners
Sonya Owen Account Manager Coca-Cola European Partners
Gwenan Sullivan Account Professional Coca-Cola European Partners
Julie Eden Sales Manager Coca-Cola European Partners
Kelly Roberts Sales Manager Coca-Cola European Partners
Tom Gittins Business Development Director Confex
Chloe Johnson Costco Wholesale
Mechelle Lynch-Roberts UK marketing manager Costco Wholesale
Sue Knowles Marketing Director Costco Wholesale
Coral Rose Managing Director Country Range Group
Emma Holden Marketing Co-ordinator Country Range Group
Alice Black National Account Manager Diageo
David Webster National Account Controller Diageo
Christina Spinks Head of Marketing EFG Foodservice
Fiona Spinks Office Manager EFG Foodservice
James Bielby Chief Executive FWD
Harpreet Kalsi Client Development Manager HIM Ltd
Holly Franklin Client Development Manager HIM Ltd
Jill Livesey Managing Director HIM Ltd
Laura Joyce Senior Account Manager HIM Ltd
Patrick Mitchell-Fox Senior Business Analyst IGD
Emily Lambi Account Executive itsu [grocery] ltd
Anna Jobling Associate Director Interel Public Affairs
Katherine Morgan Partner Interel Public Affairs
Stephanie Hamilton Head of People & Culture – UK & Ireland ISS UK Limited
Sedat Kaan Hendekli Head of Operations JJ Food Service
Terry Larkin Group General Manager JJ Foodservice
Joanna Florczak HR Manager JJ Foodservice
Suna Durakoglu Category Analyst JJ Foodservice
Samson Reddyhoff Amazing Photographer JJ Foodservice
Maria Puchal Brilliant Videographer JJ Foodservice
Angie O Connor Sales and Marketing Manager John Mower & Co
Caroline Peskett Company Secretary John Mower & Co
Sally Hart Accounts Executive John Mower & Co
Sue Man Group Marketing Manager JW Filshill
Shirley Ruane Regional Development Manager JW Filshill
Katy Moses Managing Director KAM Media
Blake Gladman Strategy & Insights Director KAM Media
Anna Roddis Trading Controller Landmark Wholesale
Kirsty Winkel Trading Manager Landmark Wholesale
Darren Pugh Trading Controller Landmark Wholesale
Liah Sacco Marketing Executive Landmark Wholesale
Vicky Taylor Business Analyst Landmark Wholesale
Karina Sprigg Head of Sales OOH Channel Mission Foods
Lauren Bryce National Account Manager Nestle UK Ltd
Samantha Howard National Account Manager Nestle UK Ltd
Charlotte Jesson Account Director Newtrade
Sam Dennison Key Account Manager Pettywood & Co Ltd
Gemma Roberts Senior National Account Manager Phillip Morris
Kate Cook Senior National Account Manager Phillip Morris
Kate O’Dowd Manager National Sales Phillip Morris
Lyndsay Smith National Account Manager Phillip Morris
Isabel Keddie Business Account Manager Premier Foods
Sarah Hall Channel Marketing Manager Premier Foods
Chris Roberts Business Development Director Pricecheck
Debbie Harrison Managing Director Pricecheck
Tracy Fox Head of Commercial Operations Pricecheck
Dawn Bragan Account Manager R H Amar Ltd
Grace Delaney Business Development Manager Primeline Sales and Marketing
Heather Melville OBE Director of Strategic Partnerships RBS
Melanie Morrissey Former Wholesale Controller Exploring New Opportunities
Alex Yau RN Symbols and Wholesale Reporter Retail Newsagent
Janna Horsthuis Managing Director Robinson’s Fresh Foods
Amber Filson Sales Manager Robinson’s Fresh Foods
Kate Harding Retail Marketing & Mum Open to Sales & Marketing Opportunities
Nicoleta Alcea National Account Manager Sales Out
Kelly Williams Sales & Marketing Director Savona Foodservice
Debbie Robinson Managing Director SPAR
Herbinder Kaur – Gale Business Development Manger Sugro
Lesley Clarke Financial Controller Sugro
Lisa-Jayne Hanson Convenience & Wholesale Controller Symington’s
Emma Wood Junior NAM Symington’s
Eimear Anderson Director Tansor
STEPHENIE SHAW Content Director The Bright Media Agency
Esther Shearwood Negotiation Consultant The Gap Partnership
Lauren Reynolds Senior Client Manager The Gap Partnership
Emily Bright Reporter The Grocer
Charles Smith Editor The Grocery Trader
Tanya Pepin ‎Director The Wholesale Company
Anita Oakhill Marketing Controller Today’s Group
Ashleigh Ritchie Trading Controller Today’s Group
Darren Goldney Managing Director Today’s Group
John Kinney Retail Director Today’s Group
Katie Hinchliffe Trading Controller Today’s Group
Sally-Ann Robinson Executive Assistant Today’s Group
Tracy Richardson Senior Trading Controller Today’s Group
Katie Moor Senior CommerciL Finance Analyst Treasury Wine Estates
Jade Farmer Shopper Activation Manager Treasury Wine Estates
Clare Bocking Commercial Director Tulip
Hazel Detsiny Managing Director Unilever Food Solutions
Michaela Morinan-Pescod Assistant Trade Marketing Manager Unilever Food Solutions
Vaseva Qarau Sales Account Manager Wanis International Foods
Lorraine Hendle Managing Director William Reed Business Media
Elit Rowland Founder WiW
Helena Drakakis Content Editor WiW



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