Chris Gallacher has been appointed managing director of United Wholesale (Scotland), succeeding Asim Sarwar, who has stepped up to the new role of executive chairman.
Gallacher (pictured) worked for Booker for nearly 17 years, latterly as retail development controller, before becoming managing director of Scotfresh in 2016. He then joined United Wholesale (Scotland) as operations director in January 2018.
Commenting on Gallacher’s promotion to managing director, Sarwar said: “As we continue to take this remarkable business forward, we need to have the right management team and structure in place to do that. In Chris, we have the ideal candidate to take over the day-to-day running of the wholesale business.
“Chris has an impressive track record across both wholesale and retail operations. His man-management skills and ability to foster lasting and collaborative relationships with suppliers, customers and colleagues will ensure that we continue to focus on serving our customers.”
Meanwhile, the new role of executive chairman is intended to give Sarwar “the time and space necessary to focus his energy on the changes required to make sure that UWS remains rooted to his customer-focused vision”. He will put in place the changes required to drive an improved offer and increased range, while creating a smoother operation that is fit for the future. He will also use his expertise and knowledge to continue to oversee the running of the UWS business and support the management team.
Tel: United Wholesale (Scotland) 0141-781 6600
Published Date: July 10, 2019