THE FACES OF FRESH LOCAL & WILD

Our Senior Leadership Team

 
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ELLIE WARD

Managing Director

Ellie has 19 years of leadership and management within both finance and property sectors. Ellie has given Fresh, Local & Wild the DNA, structure and brand identity from concept to reality.


A hands on MD, who looks after the people, who look after the customer. A true leader from the front when it comes to the Fresh, Local & Wild brand and performance.

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SCOTT STIBBS

COO

23 years experienced in retail & hospitality gained in senior leadership roles in brands  Zara, Superdrug,  Dobbies & Debenhams. Scott is a strategic player within the business.


Scott’s thoughts & innovation are shaped by his extensive international work, where he collaborated with Parisian brand galleries Lafayette & Denmark’s Magasan du Nord.

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MERCIER MAINWARING

Chairman

Previously MD for high St fashion chain MK One. Mercier has a broad range of experiences from FMCG, Global sourcing to executive consultant roles from high st chains including Arcadia and Debenhams.


He is on a mission to create a hybrid integration of international, national and local brands that compliment each other to strengthen local employment and reinvigorating the retail offer across the UK.

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MARK SMITH

Head of Design & Property

An accomplished retail design consultant, who has 25 years experience in design, supply & installation project management.


Mark has been involved in multi-million pound projects including premium garden centre and farm shop refurbishment projects.

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CLAIRE WATSON

Head of Operations

With 23 years retail experience Claire is an accomplished retailer. Starting her journey with co-op before moving to Scottish Midland co-operative.

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JOHN SAVVIDES

Head of Store Operations

John is the consummate professional in all things operationally within the hospitality industry. With a vast array of experience spanning over a 30 year career, he prides himself in delivering a simple and efficient operation that drive a consistent approach across the UK estate.