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Vacherin restructures senior team to prepare for future growth

28 April 2016 by
Vacherin restructures senior team to prepare for future growth

Caterer Vacherin will be restructuring and expanding its senior team to prepare for future growth, after achieving a record turnover of more than £15m last year.

The company has seen sales increase by a third in the past three years and hopes to continue the momentum with the appointment of two senior members.

Vacherin will recruit someone as head of finance, purchasing and administration, along with a director of business development and communication.

Meanwhile Mark Philpott will become chairman and Phil Roker will take over as managing director moving from his previous role as commercial director. Clive Hetherington remains as executive finance director.

(L-R) Clive Hetherington, Phil Roker and Mark Philpott

The restructure will allow Philpott and Hetherington to focus on the strategy and direction of the company, while Roker will take control of the day-to-day operations.

Philpott said: "We have spent the past three years strategically building a team that can deliver our vision of Vacherin, without the need for our day-to-day involvement, while retaining our independent ownership.

"This team has been instrumental in making Vacherin the success story that it is. The restructure will allow us to grow even more, while Clive and I will be keeping close to ensure that the company ethos and client relationships are retained. Phil has been with us for 10 years now, and is seen as almost as central to Vacherin as we are, so is a very natural choice to lead this new team."

Roker added: "I'm excited and honoured to take the helm of this wonderful company. I'm looking forward to building on the success story of the past 13 years and continuing to exceed client expectations while ensuring the company remains one of the best companies to work for in London."

Vacherin will continue to be owned by Philpott, Hetherington and Roker.

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