Rod Addy
Nisa-Today's has suffered a blow with the departure of sales director Stan Whittenbury to set up his own consultancy business.
Whittenbury is a respected and familiar figure in the food industry, having worked for Nisa-Today's for almost 15 years.
He joined the company in September 1988 to set up licensed marketing for Today's wholesale.
In October 1989 he moved with Nisa-Today's to a new site in Scunthorpe. He went on to become responsible for retail and wholesale recruitment.
As the company continued to expand, he primarily focused on member development, initiating the sales and development manager function.
He helped to build the membership to its current total of 850 companies. Nisa-Today's said Whittenbury had become a popular figure in the independent trade since becoming sales director and added that he would be sorely missed by members and colleagues alike for his depth of knowledge and strong determination.
Group managing director John Schofield said: "Stan has always played an important part in the success and growth of Nisa-Today's.
"He has always put the trading interests of member companies as his top priority and has made many friends. We sincerely thank Stan for his contribution and hard work."