Blueheath Holdings PLC
06 June 2006
For Immediate Release 6 June 2006
Blueheath Holdings plc
('Blueheath' or the 'Company')
Appointment of Chief Executive
Following the earlier announcement of the intention of the current Chief
Executive and Company founder, Douglas Gurr, to step down with effect from 31
August 2006, Blueheath is today delighted to announce the appointment of Mark
Aylwin as Chief Executive designate. Mark Aylwin will be taking over the role of
Chief Executive and joining the Company in September.
Mark Aylwin, age 42, is currently supply chain and IT director at
Musgrave-Budgens-Londis, a leading wholesaler to independent retailers in the
UK. Mark has over twenty years trading, supply chain and logistics experience in
the food industry, principally at Safeway where he was Commercial Director for
non-foods and then Supply Chain Director.
Commenting on the announcement, Colin Smith, Chairman said:
'We are delighted to welcome Mark to the Company. His skills and experience will
be a huge asset in executing and driving forward the Group's strategy.'
Save as set out in this announcement there is no other information required to
be disclosed under Schedule 2 paragraph (g) of the AIM Rules.
For further details:
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
Notes to editors:
Blueheath is a wholesaler of groceries to convenience stores in the £16.8
billion UK grocery wholesale sector. The Group sells and arranges the
distribution of approximately 3,500, primarily ambient, product lines to over
5,000 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, proprietary
stock prediction technology.
2. Using spare distribution capacity through its partnership with British
Bakeries Ltd and other operators.
3. The extensive use of process automation to minimise administration costs.
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