Paxton & Whitfield hires former shop manager for trade role
Cheese retailer and wholesaler Paxton & Whitfield has appointed one of its former shop managers, Ruth Holbrook, as its new trade development manager.
Holbrook previously worked for Paxtons from 2006 to 2009 in management roles in the business’s Bath and London shops.
Her new London-based role will see her manage trade sales to a range of top clients in the Capital, including The Ritz, The Soho House Group and Mark Hix’s restaurant group.
She will also be responsible for growing trade sales and developing Paxtons’ on-site training services for customers.
Holbrook, who has also worked as a store manager for Partridges and in the New Covent Garden Market business development team, said she was “thrilled” to return to Paxton & Whitfield.
“I love the world of artisan cheese, especially here in the UK, because it is such a labour intensive process to produce these delicious products,” she said. “There is a short supply chain from the makers through to our customers, and I enjoy explaining that.”