Blakemore Wholesale Distribution Appoints New Sales Director

Blakemore Wholesale Distribution has appointed Raj Krishan as its new Sales Director.

Krishan began his career with the group’s parent company A.F. Blakemore in 1988 and worked in a number of senior roles across the company’s Retail and Wholesale divisions.  After leaving A.F. Blakemore at the end of 2003, he has worked in series of high profile roles within Landmark Wholeasale (Senior Retail Controller), Nisa (Retail Development Director & Format & Development Director) and more recently with the My Local Convenience Group, as Format & Development Director (since September 2015).

Raj Krishan

He will commence his new role with Blakemore Wholesale Distribution on 18 July, following Tony Bromwich’s decision to leave the business in the summer.

Krishan said: “In many ways I grew up with A.F. Blakemore and have always held an affection for the business, as I have watched it grow over the past decade or so from afar.

“While this move is certainly a good fit for me culturally, it is also a great opportunity for me to work with a super team and develop this new and exciting part of the Blakemore business.”

Managing Director, James Russell, added: “Raj will be a great asset to our business and has the breadth of industry knowledge and experience required to help us meet our ambitious plans for the future.

“While I would like to thank Tony Bromwich for the role that he has played in establishing Wholesale Distribution over the past two years, I am confident that Raj will be able to build upon these foundations and will play a key role in taking this business to the next level.”