Blueheath Holdings PLC
08 December 2004
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 8 December 2004
Blueheath Holdings plc
Blueheath Chief Executive Joins Landmark Board
Douglas Gurr, CEO of Blueheath, the UK's fastest-growing delivered wholesaler,
has been elected to the board of Landmark.
The Landmark group was formed in 1972 to provide a centralised trading and
marketing operation on behalf of Britain's independent wholesalers. Mr Gurr, 39,
who co-founded Blueheath in 2000 and led the company to its recent AIM market
flotation, joins the 10-strong Landmark board responsible for policy and
Based in Milton Keynes, Landmark is now the UK's leading wholesale organisation
with a turnover of more than £1.7 billion.
For further information, please contact :
Blueheath Holdings plc Tel: 020 7689 2455
Douglas Gurr, Chief Executive Tel: 020 7689 2464
Simon Mindham, Finance Director
Buchanan Communications Tel: 020 7466 5000
Mark Edwards / Nicola Cronk / Tom Carroll email :tomc@buchanan..uk.com
SRPR Tel: 020 7794 1166
Notes to editors:
Blueheath is a wholesaler of groceries to convenience stores in the £16.4
billion UK grocery wholesale sector. The Group sells and arranges the
distribution of approximately 3,100, primarily ambient, product lines to over
1,400 independent and multiple retail and leisure outlets within the UK.
Blueheath's innovative technology-driven business model is founded on the basic
principles of stripping out unnecessary supply chain costs and overheads and
passing on financial and operational benefits to customers. This enables
Blueheath to offer customers a wholesale delivery service of groceries at close
to Cash & Carry prices.
Blueheath achieves cost savings in three ways:
1. Operating on low stock levels through the use of sophisticated, proprietry
stock prediction technology.
2. Using spare distribution capacity through its partnership with British
Bakeries and other operators.
3. The extensive use of process automation to minimise administration costs.
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