GV Group Strengthens Senior Management
GV Group (Gate Ventures), the holding company behind several brands offering logistics services to the UK’s foodservice sector, has appointed Darren Weeks as group business director.
A seasoned catering, retail and facilities management professional, Weeks will undertake extensive and ongoing reviews of the company’s operating procedures to ensure it continues to deliver its extensive services offering in line with growth aspirations.
Reporting to GV Group’s CEO, Tevin Tobun, he will also assume operational responsibility for GV Group’s Foodmove wholesaler, caterer and retailer transport and logistics business, and specialist public sector and education subsidiary, GV Food.
Weeks joins the business from Compass Group UK & Ireland, where he climbed the career ladder from deputy contract manager to a series of senior roles, including head of operations for education (London) and director of operations at ESS Defence.
Prior to that, he served 22 years with the British Army, achieving the rank of ‘warrant officer class one’ for the Royal Logistics Corps.
Discussing his appointment, Weeks said:
“GV Group is a fantastic business which holds a unique place in the foodservice sector. I’m really looking to the challenges that this role will provide and am incredibly excited about helping the business take the next steps on its growth journey.”
“As an agile business, it’s important for us to constantly review our operational procedures to ensure that we are offering an efficient service for our clients and customers. Darren’s experience will be invaluable in helping us achieve this and set us up for further growth.”