Neil Turton steps down as Sugro managing director

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Sugro has announced its managing director Neil Turton is to step down from the position in April this year.

The former Nisa CEO and Co-op COO joined the wholesale buying group in 2018 and  had initially planned to step down in May 2020 but decided to stay on due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

“Sugro has performed exceptionally well in 2021 as we did in 2020. It is well-placed for the future as an independent and entrepreneurial buying group,” Turton said.

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“I’ve very much enjoyed three-and-a-half years working with the members, the board and the Nantwich team. Sugro is in a strong place and a natural home for independent wholesalers.”

Sugro is undergoing a recruitment process for Turton’s replacement.

The news comes as Sugro reported a 16% increase in turnover last year, with confectionery sales rising by 37% year-on-year, a 26% increase in soft drinks and snacks up 10%.

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