Company Shop Group, the UK’s leading redistributor of surplus stock, has bolstered its senior team with the appointment of industry rising stars Adam King, previously Community Director at Samworth Brothers, and former Morrisons’ Head of Finance (Retail), Sinead Healey.
Joining the Group as Marketing Director, Adam brings with him over 15 years of FMCG experience, having been in supply chain roles before spending much of his career in marketing and creative positions across the industry.
Having also held positions with Mars UK and Noble Foods, Adam has spent the last nine years at Samworth Brothers, first as Creative Director and then Community Director, where he led Samworth Brothers’ community strategy, including close collaboration with Company Shop Group and its award-winning social enterprise, Community Shop. He also a Trustee for charity Leicester Cares, which similarly works in partnerships with communities to ensure those most in need are supported.
In his new role, Adam will be leveraging his expertise to deepen the Group’s collaborative partnerships with retailers and manufacturers to help them unlock social, economic and environmental value from their surplus stock. He will also lead on helping Company Shop Group provide more communities with access to high-quality surplus food.
Joining the team alongside Adam is Sinead Healey, who takes up the role of Finance Director. Sinead brings to the role over 13 years of retail industry experience, with the last three years spent at Morrisons in various senior finance positions, after a decade-long stint with Mamas and Papas.
The latest senior appointments follow a series of exciting developments for the Group in recent months, including Owen McLellan becoming Group Managing Director in January, and the announcement of record-breaking redistribution and impact figures.
Adam King, newly appointed Marketing Director for the Group, said: “Having worked with Company Shop Group for several years in my previous role, I have already seen first-hand the significant difference the business makes by leading the industry in tackling unnecessary waste, and using it to support hundreds of thousands of people across the country. The opportunities to do even more are huge, and I look forward to working with colleagues, members, industry partners and wider stakeholders to champion the redistribution of surplus.”
Sinead Healey, Finance Director, commented: “Company Shop Group is a fantastic business with strong values, and I am delighted be joining the business at such an exciting time. It is great to be part of a team that is committed to reducing waste and doing the right thing – a challenge the whole industry needs to face into together. We have strong plans for growth, and I look forward to playing a role supporting the delivery of these of the coming months.”
Owen McLellan, Managing Director of Company Shop Group, said: “At an extremely exciting and ambitious period for our business – and such a critical time in the fight against food waste and food insecurity – we are really pleased to have Adam and Sinead joining our team.
“Working with retailers, manufacturers and brands, we are committed to reducing food waste and with Adam and Sinead on board we can provide even more expertise to our partners, and deliver more benefits for businesses, people and the planet through surplus redistribution.”