Foodbuy UK appoints Karl Atkins as new managing director

20 June 2022 by
Foodbuy UK appoints Karl Atkins as new managing director

Compass Group UK & Ireland has announced the appointment of Karl Atkins as the new managing director for procurement service provider Foodbuy.

Atkins will focus on continuing to provide quality products and services to Foodbuy's clients and customers, as well as working with suppliers to support with the delivery of the company's ambition to achieve Climate Net Zero by 2030.

Atkins who has been with Foodbuy for the past three years as chief operating officer has previously held commercial leadership roles with Coca-Cola European Partners and Britvic, as well as several years in grocery retail in several different commercial and supply chain roles.

Robin Mills, managing director, Compass Group UK & Ireland commented: "Karl has a great knowledge of both Compass and Foodbuy and brings an excellent track record in purchasing and supply chain. In light of the economic environment we are operating in, Foodbuy has never been more important to our business. Our Foodbuy team continues to work hard to deliver great products and services for our clients and customers."

Atkins added: "I am delighted to be taking on the MD role in Foodbuy. I am passionate about our purchasing and supply chain and delivering great value for money to the clients we currently work with, and I am excited to lead our growth agenda to unlock more added value opportunities for new clients. We have a great supplier community, and I am looking forward to working with them, not only in relation to identifying great products, but also with the delivery of more sustainable solutions too."

Karl Atkins replaces Ian Murphy who left the business in April 2022.

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