GV Group (Gate Ventures), the holding company behind a number of brands offering logistics services to the foodservice sector, has appointed Darren Weeks as group business director to support its continued growth strategy.
A seasoned catering, retail and facilities management professional, Weeks is tasked with conducting extensive and ongoing reviews of GV Group operating procedures to ensure the company continues to deliver its extensive range of services in line with its growth aspirations.
Reporting to Tevin Tobun, GV Group’s CEO, he will be responsible for operational management of the company’s Foodmove and GV Food Transport businesses.
Foodmove provides food transport and logistics solutions for wholesalers, caterers and retailers, whilst the GV Food Transport business provides the same services for the education and public sectors.
Weeks joins the business from Compass Group UK & Ireland, where he climbed the career ladder from deputy contract manager to a series of senior roles, including head of operations for education (London) and director of operations at ESS Defence.
Prior to that, Weeks served 22 years with the British Army, achieving the rank of ‘warrant officer class one’ for the Royal Logistics Corps.
Weeks said: “GV Group is a fantastic business which holds a unique place in the foodservice sector. I’m really looking forward to the challenges that this role will provide and am incredibly excited about helping the business take the next steps on its growth journey.”
Tobun added: “As an agile business, it’s important for us to constantly review our operational procedures to ensure that we are offering an efficient service for our clients and customers. Darren’s experience will be invaluable in helping us achieve this and set us up for further growth.”
Foodmove is a division of GV Group (Gate Ventures) and it solely focuses on food delivery within the Social, Healthcare, Retail and B&I.
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