Linda holds joint responsibility for managing Grocontinental with brother, David.
Over the last 20 years, David and Linda have overseen the company’s successful growth which has seen turnover rise from £5m to £35m.
As well as working with David on strategic planning, Linda has specific responsibility for HR, marketing, finance, IT and administration.
Away from day-to-day operations, Linda leads the company’s corporate and social responsibility programme including staff fundraising initiatives.
Linda joined her family’s business after graduating in 1987 with an honours degree in Business Studies from Manchester Polytechnic. She also gained an insight into other distribution businesses in the UK and Europe during placements as part of her studies.
Soon after joining the company, Linda implemented Grocontinental’s first integrated warehouse, stock, transport and accounting systems and has been instrumental in the on-going development of this important aspect of the business.
Linda gained experience across all areas of the business before taking up her position as Managing Director.
A keen skier, Linda enjoys running, walking in the Shropshire countryside and holidaying on the Welsh coast.
Linda has two daughters and lives in North Shropshire.